Art Evokes Feelings in the Body

Redactie, ‘Art Evokes Feelings in the Body’,, Neuroscience News (March 27, 2023)

Results suggest that our bodies have a significant role in the aesthetic experience. Bodily sensations can draw people to art: art evokes feelings in the body, and such stimulation of the body’s pleasure centres feels pleasant to the viewer. (…) This is why the emotions and bodily sensations evoked by art can be used, for example, in mental health rehabilitation and care.


Lauri Nummenmaa & Riitta Hari (2023) Bodily feelings and aesthetic experience of art, Cognition and Emotion, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2023.2183180,