Parkinson’s May Impair Perception of Movement in Abstract Art

Parkinson’s May Impair Perception of Movement in Abstract Art

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Parkinson’s May Impair Perception of Movement in Abstract Art

People with Parkinson’s disease have an altered perception of movement when viewing abstract art as compared with their age- and education-matched healthy peers, a study found. These results suggest that motor responses, aesthetic appreciation, and motion are somehow linked — and that altered neurological function, such as that observed in Parkinson’s patients, can change the way that art is perceived. “People can experience movement in abstract art, even without implied movement, like brush strokes,” Anjan…

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