Artist’s Brains Have More ‘Grey Matter’ Than The Rest of Ours, Study Finds


What about writers’, musicians, and scientists’ brains? This is a VERY small study.

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The rather small study, published in NeuroImage, is based on the brain scans and drawing performances of 21 art students (graduates and undergraduates attending art and design courses in London at Camberwell College of Art and The Royal College of Art) and 23 non-artists. The scan findings also showed that those who identified as artists — as well as those who performed better on the drawing tests — tended to have more grey matter in the parietal lobe, a region involved with spatial orientation and cognition.

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