The dancer. The neuroscientist. The skull cap : What goes on in a dancer's brain?

Contreras-Vidal is now also engaged in the emerging discipline of neuroaesthetics, which combines neuroscience with the study of art, creative movement and perception......

...At the end of the day, it's about a powerful system to understand peoples' actions.

Researchers Observe Effects of Art on the Brain

When it comes to art, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but some scientists now are looking for it in bursts of brain waves.

At the intersection of neuroscience and art

"Maybe in 10 years or so, we will have neural technology just like our smart phones; you can wear it and contribute to science," Contreras Vidal says. "You can provide data that can be mined, whether you're an engineer, or a doctor, or an artist trying to create something new.