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How the Brain Creates Art and Dreams

  • Hans-Otto Thomashoff
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Abstract

Evolution consists of preserving and passing on information. Beyond genetics thinking evolved, a way to understand the environment to survive in it. On its constant path to higher levels of abstraction, the psyche generated language as a tool to transmit and store information. Thus, language follows the rules of the psyche which is constantly active in constructing an image of the world. As a part of this constructive process art evolved. Art is created by an individual psyche based on its previously stored information merging with the culture the artist lives in.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facharzt für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, PyschoanalyseWienAustria

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