There’s a curious letter in today’s New Scientist that takes issue with a recent criticism of V.S. Ramachandran’s theory of the neuroscience of art.
The criticism attacks Ramachandran’s theory on the basis that it fails to distinguish between images of big-breasted women such as Hindu statues of goddesses and actual big-breasted women such as Pamela Anderson.
In contrast, the letter to New Scientist says that the comparison is fair because Anderson’s image “is deliberately created using the specific techniques of plastic surgery, diet, exercise, make-up, clothing and photography”.
Hopefully, the world of neuroaesthetics will now be at peace over this particular issue.
Link to letter in New Scientist.