Victoria Haire – How Will Scientific Research into the Relationship Between the Senses Affect How Art is Made?

Recent research in neuroscience and experimental psychology indicates that our senses are interlinked in a holistic system, and every sense is modulated by at least one other sense. Vision has been the predominant sense explored in Western art for much of the last 2000 years, largely due to the beliefs of philosophers such as Aristotle and Kant regarding the hierarchy of the senses. How will this research affect the type of art that is made in the future?