Marcos Nadal Roberts

Research interests: Neuroaesthetics / Evolution of the mind.

Current position: Associate Professor of the University of the Balearic Islands, Department of Psychology.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Nadal, M.; Munar, E.; Marty, G. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2010). Visual complexity and beauty appreciation. Explaining the diverging of results. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 28, 173-191.
  • Forsythe, A.; Nada, M.; Sheehy, N. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2010). Predicting beauty: Fractal dimension and visual complexity in art. British Journal of Psychology, in press.
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Burges, L.; Nadal, M. & Olivera, A. (2010). Altruism and fairness: Unnatural selection? Comptes Rendus Biologies, 333, 174-180.
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Maestú, F.; Mirasso, C.; Munar, E. & Nadal, M. (2009). Can fMRI Alone Identify Functional Connectivity in the Brain? Science E-letter
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Ayala, F.J.; Munar, E.; Maestú, F.; Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A.; del Río, D.; López-Ibor, J.J.; Ortiz, T.; Mirasso, C. & Marty, G. (2009). Sex-related similarities and differences in the neural correlates of beauty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 3847-3852.
  • Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A.; Munar, E. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2009). La evolución de la apreciación estética. Estudios de Psicología, 30, 3-20.
  • Munar, E.; Nadal, M.; Rosselló, J. & Maestú, F. (2008). Aesthetic Perception Registered by means of Magnetoencephalography. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10, 494-494.
  • Nadal, M.; Munar, E.; Capó, M.A.; Rosselló, J. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2008). Towards a framework for the study of the neural correlates of aesthetic preference. Spatial Vision, 21, 379-396.
  • Roca, M. A.; Martín-Santos, R.; Saiz, J.; Obiols, J.; Serrano, M.J.; Torrens, M.; Subirà, M.; Gili, M.; Navinés, R.; Ibáñez, A.; Nadal, M.; Barrantes, N. & Cañellas, F. (2007). Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies (DIGS): Inter-rater and test-retest reliability and validity in Spanish population. European Psychiatry, 22, 44-48.
  • Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2006). El papel de la teoría evolutiva en la antropología. Evolución, 1, 43-46.
  • Nadal, M.; Marty, G. & Munar, E. (2006). The search for objective measures of aesthetic judgment: The case of memory traces. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 24, 95-106.
  • Cela Conde, C.J.; Nadal, M.; Manresa, F.; Sánchez, P. & Viciana, H. (2006). A apreciación da beleza na evolución humana. Ágora do Orcellón, 12, 47-52.
  • Nadal, M.; Amengual-Bunyola, G.A.; Ramis, C.; Capó, M. & Cela Conde, C.J. (2006). Recent genetic contributions to the study of language. Ludus Vitalis, 14, 187-204.
  • Capó, M.; Nadal, M. & Cela Conde, C.J. (2006). Moral Consilience. Biological Theory, 1, 133-135.
  • Capó, M.A.; Nadal, M.; Ramos, C.; Fernández, A. & Cela Conde, C.J. (2006). Neuroética. Derecho y Neurociencia. Ludus Vitalis, 25, 163-176.
  • Fernández, A.; Marty, G.; Nadal, M.; Capó, M.A. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2005). Derecho y neurociencia. Ludus Vitalis, 23, 131-138.
  • Maestú, F.; González-Marqués, J.; Marty, G.;Nadal, M.; Cela Conde, C. J. & Ortiz, T. (2005). La Magnetoencefalografía: una nueva herramienta para el estudio de los procesos cognitivos básicos. Psicothema, 17, 459-464.
  • Marty, G.; Munar, E. & Nadal, M. (2005). Familiaridad y evaluación de estímulos estéticos en función de la educación artística. Psicothema, 17, 319-324.
  • Nadal-Roberts, M & Collard, M. (2005). Impact of Methodological Choices on Assessments of the Reliability of Fossil Primate Phylogenetic Hypotheses. Folia Primatologica, 76, 207-221.
  • Cela-Conde, C.J.; Marty, G.; Munar, E.; Nadal, M. & Burges, L. (2002). The 'Style Scheme' grounds perception of paintings. Perceptual and Motors Skills, 95, 91-100.
 

Aesthetic appreciation: gender difference

Much work has been carried out to identify the neural correlates of the appreciation of beauty of faces, visual art, dance and music (Aharon 2001; Cela-Conde 2004; Jacobsen 2006; Kawabata 2004; O'Doherty 2003; Rhodes 2007; Senior 2003; Vartanian 2004). However, two important issues remain elusive. On the one hand, the possibility of differences between men and women, and on the other, the evolutionary forces that may have shaped this human capacity.

Percezione artistica: meglio gli uomini o le donne?

Da alcuni anni una serie di studi sta cercando di svelare i correlati neuronali della percezione della bellezza nei visi, nei quadri e nelle sculture, nella danza e nella musica (Aharon 2001; Cela-Conde 2004; Jacobsen 2006; Kawabata 2004; O'Doherty 2003; Rhodes 2007; Senior 2003; Vartanian & Goel, 2004). Si sono scoperte molte cose, ma due importanti aspetti sono ancora da chiarire: le possibili differenze tra la percezione estetica degli uomini e quella delle donne, e le spinte evolutive che possono avere modellato la nostra capacità di percepire “il bello”.