Enjoying Painting Effect Like Fall In Love

Many people claim to not understand the purpose or meaning of a painting. But for those who love to see works of art such as painting effect can be like falling in love and good for health. 

Research has found that parts of the brain are active when a person fall in love or being in a romantic atmosphere will be aroused when he saw the beauty of the works of great paintings. The same thing happens when people can enjoy the works of art. 

Seeing a work of art could trigger a wave of chemical compounds that make a person feel better about the hormone dopamine into the orbito-frontal cortex in the brain. This condition will make a person has intense feelings of pleasure. 

Dopamine and orbito-frontal cortex known to be involved in the passion, affection and sense of fun in the brain. This condition is often associated with the romantic atmosphere of love. This will affect the health status which reduces stress, thereby reducing the risk of certain diseases. 

"There is a very significant new advances in our understanding of what happens in the brain when a person sees a work of art, there is increased blood flow in brain areas usually associated with romantic love relationship," said Polish Professor Zeki, a neurobiologist at University College London, as quoted from the Telegraph. 

Studies of Prof. Zeki this by doing brain scans on volunteers while viewing 28 images of art such as painting The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Bathing at La Grenouillere works of Claude Monet and Constable's Salisbury Cathedral. 

Professor Zeki said that while viewing the artwork there is a lot of dopamine in the brain region known as the transmitter of good feelings (feel good). This condition is similar to the situation who are in love and this reaction is direct. 

Other results obtained are works of art can be used to improve the welfare and mental health of the community, and can reduce the suffering of patients in the hospital so that the recovery process becomes faster.


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