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Marcos Nadal Roberts

Research interests: Neuroaesthetics / Evolution of the mind.

Current position: Associate Professor of the University of the Balearic Islands, Department of Psychology.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Nadal, M.; Munar, E.; Marty, G. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2010). Visual complexity and beauty appreciation. Explaining the diverging of results. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 28, 173-191.
  • Forsythe, A.; Nada, M.; Sheehy, N. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2010). Predicting beauty: Fractal dimension and visual complexity in art. British Journal of Psychology, in press.
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Burges, L.; Nadal, M. & Olivera, A. (2010). Altruism and fairness: Unnatural selection? Comptes Rendus Biologies, 333, 174-180.
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Maestú, F.; Mirasso, C.; Munar, E. & Nadal, M. (2009). Can fMRI Alone Identify Functional Connectivity in the Brain? Science E-letter
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Ayala, F.J.; Munar, E.; Maestú, F.; Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A.; del Río, D.; López-Ibor, J.J.; Ortiz, T.; Mirasso, C. & Marty, G. (2009). Sex-related similarities and differences in the neural correlates of beauty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 3847-3852.
  • Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A.; Munar, E. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2009). La evolución de la apreciación estética. Estudios de Psicología, 30, 3-20.
  • Munar, E.; Nadal, M.; Rosselló, J. & Maestú, F. (2008). Aesthetic Perception Registered by means of Magnetoencephalography. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10, 494-494.
  • Nadal, M.; Munar, E.; Capó, M.A.; Rosselló, J. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2008). Towards a framework for the study of the neural correlates of aesthetic preference. Spatial Vision, 21, 379-396.
  • Roca, M. A.; Martín-Santos, R.; Saiz, J.; Obiols, J.; Serrano, M.J.; Torrens, M.; Subirà, M.; Gili, M.; Navinés, R.; Ibáñez, A.; Nadal, M.; Barrantes, N. & Cañellas, F. (2007). Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies (DIGS): Inter-rater and test-retest reliability and validity in Spanish population. European Psychiatry, 22, 44-48.
  • Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2006). El papel de la teoría evolutiva en la antropología. Evolución, 1, 43-46.
  • Nadal, M.; Marty, G. & Munar, E. (2006). The search for objective measures of aesthetic judgment: The case of memory traces. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 24, 95-106.
  • Cela Conde, C.J.; Nadal, M.; Manresa, F.; Sánchez, P. & Viciana, H. (2006). A apreciación da beleza na evolución humana. Ágora do Orcellón, 12, 47-52.
  • Nadal, M.; Amengual-Bunyola, G.A.; Ramis, C.; Capó, M. & Cela Conde, C.J. (2006). Recent genetic contributions to the study of language. Ludus Vitalis, 14, 187-204.
  • Capó, M.; Nadal, M. & Cela Conde, C.J. (2006). Moral Consilience. Biological Theory, 1, 133-135.
  • Capó, M.A.; Nadal, M.; Ramos, C.; Fernández, A. & Cela Conde, C.J. (2006). Neuroética. Derecho y Neurociencia. Ludus Vitalis, 25, 163-176.
  • Fernández, A.; Marty, G.; Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2005). Derecho y neurociencia. Ludus Vitalis, 23, 131-138.
  • Maestú, F.; González-Marqués, J.; Marty, G.;Nadal, M.; Cela Conde, C. J. & Ortiz, T. (2005). La Magnetoencefalografía: una nueva herramienta para el estudio de los procesos cognitivos básicos. Psicothema, 17, 459-464.
  • Marty, G.; Munar, E. & Nadal, M. (2005). Familiaridad y evaluación de estímulos estéticos en función de la educación artística. Psicothema, 17, 319-324.
  • Nadal-Roberts, M & Collard, M. (2005). Impact of Methodological Choices on Assessments of the Reliability of Fossil Primate Phylogenetic Hypotheses. Folia Primatologica, 76, 207-221.
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Marty, G.; Munar, E.; Nadal, M. & Burges, L. (2002). The 'Style Scheme' grounds perception of paintings. Perceptual and Motors Skills, 95, 91-100.
 

Percezione artistica: meglio gli uomini o le donne?

Da alcuni anni una serie di studi sta cercando di svelare i correlati neuronali della percezione della bellezza nei visi, nei quadri e nelle sculture, nella danza e nella musica (Aharon 2001; Cela-Conde 2004; Jacobsen 2006; Kawabata 2004; O'Doherty 2003; Rhodes 2007; Senior 2003; Vartanian & Goel, 2004). Si sono scoperte molte cose, ma due importanti aspetti sono ancora da chiarire: le possibili differenze tra la percezione estetica degli uomini e quella delle donne, e le spinte evolutive che possono avere modellato la nostra capacità di percepire “il bello”.