Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Drama for developing integrity in Higher Education

Developing academic integrity is context-based and ineffective through formal courses. The article explores the meanings of academic integrity, reviews the literature on educational strategies towards its development and presents the design and results of the author’s research on how drama … Continue reading

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Art History Books for Beginners

Art history can be intimidating. Seemingly composed of countless movements, mediums, artists, and styles, diving into the study may seem daunting. However, with the right book collection, you’ll realize that an understanding of art history is not only possible but … Continue reading

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Famous Artists and their Inspiration

Throughout art history, most prolific painters have employed different kinds of iconography in order to demonstrate the diversity of their interests, skills, and approach. No matter how many different themes they explore, however, most of these figures still have an … Continue reading

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks Online

Tanks to the British Library, we can go inside the mind of a genius and peruse Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. The first true Renaissance Man, Da Vinci not only painted the Mona Lisa but was a master inventor who is … Continue reading

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For The Artist, Age Has Its Advantages

The story of a senior actively engaged in the arts is not as extraordinary as our culture might have us believe. Anna Mary “Grandma Moses” Robertson began painting in her late 70s. Frank Lloyd Wright finished designing the Guggenheim Museum … Continue reading

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A new educational initiative – makes Music a priority

For the past 5 months, the students from North Cambridge Academy and Sir Harry Smith Community College have been training alongside professional musicians thanks to an innovative music programme that seeks to close a gap in school education. The three-year … Continue reading

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Musical pleasure and musical emotions

In a pharmacological study published in PNAS, Ferreri et al. (1) present evidence that enhancing or inhibiting dopamine signaling using levodopa or risperidone modulates the pleasure experienced while listening to music. This result is the latest development in an already … Continue reading

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