Why are humans being drawn to 'beautiful things'?

by Tsubasa

Since ancient times "beautiful things" have attracted many people. While beautiful things make human mind happy, there are also cases where conflict has occurred to get the beautiful things owned by others. A movie that explains the reason why humans are drawn to such beautiful things is published on YouTube.

Why Beautiful Things Make us Happy - Beauty Explained

There are many things that human beings feel "beautiful" in this world. Majestic natural scenery ......


Magnificent building

Even if the sun's light is simply reflected on an empty bottle, human beings may feel it is beautiful.

If you dare decide on beauty, it is a specific color, shape and proportion. Human recognizes it as beautiful only when those combinations apply to a certain pattern.

Man has been experiencing something beautiful for millions of years ago.

Even in the earliest tools invented by ancient human beings, it has a symmetrical beautiful shape. Ancient people who spent a long time creating beautiful tools should have never known why they feel it is beautiful.

Through long history the concept of beauty has changed, but ....

The beauty that does not change even over time is there.

Unique patterns such as golden ratio , symmetry and fractal can be found in many cultures and arts from long ago to today.

Strangely, humans share an essential part about beauty.

Many patterns that people feel beautiful are born of natural objects.

For example, some fractal patterns are made from snail shells, flowers, natural objects such as waves and clouds.

Accurately grasping these naturally occurring patterns was an essential ability for ancient people to survive. People read various forms of things from the form of nature, such as what kind of clouds will be raining from now, how much waves can swim the ocean, whether the shape of this flower is edible or not I will.

Elements such as symmetry are also important in nature. Being an object means "its existence is normal". For example, tree trunks, leaves, flowers grow basically symmetrically ... ...

It can be inferred that a deer depicting clean symmetry in horn shape probably has healthy meat with high nutritional value.

On the other hand, asymmetrical barley may possess dangerous poison when you eat it.

Symmetry is a very common pattern for both animals and plants, the human brain sensitively perceives symmetry. If something is not symmetric, it may mean danger, so humans need to be careful about it.

Being safe stimulates the human remuneration system and makes people's mind happy.

Therefore, human aesthetic sense occurred from a pattern such as safe and nutritious obtained as a result of observing nature. However, human beings have further developed from that to build a strong aesthetic sense ... ...

Even if most of the brain does not work normally, there seems to be possibility that only aesthetic sense remains.

In one experiment, I ordered Alzheimer's disease patients "Please arrange several pictures in order they think it is beautiful" and arrange the pictures.

Instructing me to arrange the pictures again in two weeks, the patient ordered the pictures in the same order as two weeks ago, even though the patient forgot to see the picture before. From this experiment it is suggested that Alzheimer's disease patients who forget things do not change the standard of beauty.

Regarding the beauty that human beings feel, it has been shown that there is a kind of greatest common denominator.

In an experiment that "show abstract paintings drawn by Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock and dummies just drawn like abstract paintings to the participants and choose one that thinks it is beautiful ..."

Many people evaluated the paintings controlled by Mondrian and Pollock, based on fractal patterns, more beautiful.

In other experiments, we distinguished between abstract paintings drawn from fractal and symmetry by artists and paintings drawn by animals and children properly, but again subjects were drawn by controlling various patterns I was able to recognize the paintings.

No longer human beings desperately need to survive in nature ... ...

It is possible to live in an artificial and safe environment.

As humans spread on the earth, the towns and cities turn into large-scale one after another ......

In the process, humans have often built buildings that ignored beauty with emphasis on functions and costs.

As a result, monstrous buildings such as concrete buildings, subway stations and rugged buildings have overflowed in the world ... ...

Originally, humans do not like monotonous things. Looking at complicated and beautiful buildings, running the line of sight to various parts makes people feel happy.

If you show the front of a monotonous building whose area is large for subjects wearing a skin sensor, you will be bored and feel uncomfortable.

A monotonous building increases human heart rate and stress ......

The environment surrounded by beautiful things makes the human body healthy, improves cognitive function and mood.

Human bodies and minds are strongly influenced by what they see, and seeing beautiful things greatly contributes to human well-being.

In the experiment conducted in 2017, patient satisfaction increased as a result of placing visually beautiful artworks and interior in the hospital lounge area.

Another study found that how the patient's condition changes between old and ugly wards and newly refined wards.

Then, we found that patients who stayed in the new ward had fewer analgesics compared to patients in old wards, and that the number of days to discharge was also two days earlier on average.

The beautiful environment has a positive impact on people's bodies.

Also, beautiful things are also directly related to human well-being.

In the research on factors that affect adult happiness feelings, in addition to "being in good relations with the family" and "being in good health", the "beauty of the city in which you live" is good for individual happiness It turned out to be affecting.

The beauty of the city has a strong influence on happiness than the cleanliness and safety of the city.

For millions of years, humans have analyzed the information gained from vision and evaluated the surrounding conditions.

By understanding exactly what kind of things are beautiful, by properly incorporating it into life ... ...

Even in modern society full of monotonous artifacts human beings can feel happiness.

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