I think what you are seeing here is pretty much the misapplication of
mathematics (actually statistics) from relatively simple physics problems to
much more complex human issues. It's pretty common in young scientists,
speculations like "...there could be some link between fluid turbulence and
the dynamics of neural processes in disturbed individuals" sound cool but
are so broad as to be meaningless. This has been especially true since the
advent of soft computing and the rise in understanding of modeling
turbulence, where the methods and nomenclature lend themselves to excessive
misinterpretation. If it ever gets to a peer-reviewed journal (or if they
even make their analysis fully and publicly available) it might be worth a
second look. OTOH, if they start looking at fractal analysis, head for the
"Niki" <mimo_545@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> The pattern of luminosity in the paintings Van Gogh created during
> of emotional calm bears little resemblance to real-world turbulence. A
> visual sense of turbulence, apparent also in the mathematical
> appeared only in paintings created during times when he was
> Naumis speculates that there could be some link between fluid
> and the dynamics of neural processes in disturbed individuals, and
> mathematics might provide a means for detecting psychic disturbance
> the analysis of drawings. "The work so far is only a first step," he
> "We need to apply it to patients and see if it works."
> I've cross posted this. In my experience a good artist can adopt
> several different styles of painting. If they use a certain style
> or explore a different technique will this mean that they are
> ' psychologically disturbed' ?
> I have been offered work as an art therapist and worked with
> psychologically disabled people. I have also been a lecturer.
> In both cases the object has been to encourage the creative
> expression of the individual where art has provided a means to
> bridge a gap between language difficulties and other means
> of emotional expression.