Japanese Study Finds Mice Attentive to Art

July 5th, 2013

Wassily Kandinsky  - Studie für Improvisation 8  - Christie's - Impressionist and Modern Sale - 2012A recent study of laboratory mice at Keio University in Japan has sought to uncover whether the small animal could distinguish between various works of art by Kandinksy, Renoir, Picasso and Mondrian.  Using various rewards for the animal, the researchers discovered that mice were able to distinguish works as unique, and were also, in some cases, able to identify an artist’s work by their style of painting.  

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