Beauty Requires Thought, Neuroscientists Find (image) New York University Share Print E-Mail Caption Experiencing beauty requires thought, a team of neuroscientists has found in a study that confirms an 18th-century claim by the philosopher Immanuel Kant. The study, by NYU doctoral candidate Aenne Brielmann, left, and NYU Professor Denis Pelli, right, included experiments to determine how beauty and sensuous pleasures are processed. In them, subjects were shown "beautiful" and ordinary images; to measure how we process sensuous pleasures, participants tasted fruit-flavored candy or touched teddy bears with various wool textures. Credit Zach Gross Usage Restrictions Use in conjunction with above study only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.