Nature Supplement: Artists on Science: Scientists on Art

Nature Supplement: Artists on science: scientists on art (Vol. 434, No. 7031 pp293-324) at

Artists on science: scientists on art
Fiction informed by science- Free access

A.S. Byatt’s encounters with science shape the story and characters in her four-part series of novels.


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Science in literature
Simon Mawer, novelist


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A tale of two loves
Alan Lightman, novelist


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The artist as a neuroscientist- Free access
Artistic licence taps into the simplified physics used by our brain to recognize everyday scenes, says Patrick Cavanagh.


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From science in art to the art of science
Martin Kemp, art historian


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Experimental physics, experimental art
Ken McMullen, artist and film-maker


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Music, the food of neuroscience?
Playing, listening to and creating music involves practically every cognitive function. Robert Zatorre explains how music can teach us about speech, brain plasticity and even the origins of emotion.


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The evolution of sensibility
Roger Reynolds, composer


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Poetry and science
Peter Forbes explores how poetry and science can mutually inspire.


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