More human than human: Ramachandran on supernormal stimuli

Vilay­a­nur Ramachandran talks about art as a super­nor­mal stim­u­lus in epis­ode 1: ‘More human than human’ of the BBC doc­u­ment­ary ‘How Art Made The World (2005)’. How Art Made The World is a five-part BBC One doc­u­ment­ary series by Nigel Spivey, a seni­or lec­turer in clas­sics at the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge. Each epis­ode is look­ing at the influ­ence of art on the cur­rent day situ­ation of our soci­ety.

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