• Question: Why does our brain think of certain things as beautiful and others as ugly?

    Asked by maze362car to Sameed, Joanna, Heidi on 22 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Joanna Barstow

      Joanna Barstow answered on 22 Nov 2019:

      That’s a fascinating question. I think the reason depends on what the thing is. For example, there’s clearly an evolutionary advantage to people thinking that babies are cute. I don’t know why we find certain works of art beautiful though – plus, everyone has different opinions about that, so it’s very personal.