This Is Your Brain on Culture

How stories, poems, plays, movies and other arts matter

Norman Holland, Ph.D., specializes in the psychology of the arts. His latest book is Literature and the Brain.

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About This Is Your Brain on Culture

Culture—that's literature, movies, art, music, but sometimes more, politics, laws, cities, government. And between you and culture is your brain, your dopamine system, your prefrontal cortex, your limbic system, maybe even your cerebellum. And that's what "This is your Brain on Culture is about," how your brain creates and responds to and likes and doesn't like "culture" in the broadest sense of the word.

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