Notes Towards a (Neurobiological) Definition of Beauty

Semir Zeki 1
  • 1 FMedSci, FRS, University College London, London


Humans know when they themselves experience beauty, even though the term itself has been difficult to define adequately for a variety of reasons. Given this centuries’ old failure to give an adequate definition of beauty, perhaps the time has come to enquire whether the experience of beauty, regardless of its source, can be defined in neural terms.

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