This image is “Tom’s Diner” – a watercolor by Ralph Goings. Along with other forms of creative expression, photorealist painting demands meticulous attention to detail.
A recent CNN article on “sensory processing sensitivity” reports that people with this trait “tended to have more brain activity in the high-order visual processing regions.”
The article – Ultra-sensitive? It’s in your brain, by Elizabeth Landau – says “Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at the brains of 18 participants.
“They found that people with sensory processing sensitivity tended to have more brain activity in the high-order visual processing regions.”
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