Martha Levine

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterUnited States of America

Dr. Levine is an associate professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine. She teaches Humanities to students through all 4 years of their medical training and encourages them to consider how we perceive others and how this can affect the doctor-patient relationship. Through her work within the field of eating disorders, she often tackles the way women are viewed and the challenging expectations that they struggle against. Combining these interests, she has edited this volume that examines how we perceive beauty. As a psychiatrist, she challenges you to be open to new concepts and ideas. That is the only way to discover the world around you and challenge your own Perception of Beauty.

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The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty? Does beauty follow any rules or laws? Can the aspiration toward beauty be detrimental? Can we divorce ourselves from dictates and sink into a mindful connection with our internal beauty? Can we move from the superficial where "beauty is only skin deep" to an intense appreciation of beauty in all of its variations. The Perception of Beauty will lead to a deeper understanding and contemplation of nature, art, and the world around us.

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