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An emerging body of research suggests that artists consistently seek modes of representation that are efficiently processed by the human visual system, and that these shared properties could leave statistical signatures. In earlier work, we showed evidence that perceived similarity of representational art could be predicted using intensity statistics to(More)
Factors governing human preference for artwork have long been studied but there remain many holes in our understanding. Bearing in mind contextual factors (both the conditions under which the art is viewed, and the state of knowledge viewers have regarding art) that play some role in preference, we assess in this paper three questions. First, what is the(More)
Understanding the factors that underlie human perception of artistic style necessarily depends on measuring features beyond simple, low-order statistics. Indeed, much of our perception of style is rooted in qualities of lines and shading that cannot be described using first-order measures. In order to provide a richer, more accurate description of human(More)
The information content of organic molecules has been the subject of a series of papers from this lab. The investigation continues as aggregation states and some of their attendant solvent effects are examined. An organic molecule operates as an information source not in a vacuum but rather in conjunction with one or more solvent compounds. Accordingly,(More)
Information and organic molecules were the subject of two previous works from this lab (Graham and Schacht, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 2000, 40, 187; Graham, J. Chem. Inf. Computer Sci. 2002, 42, 215). We delve further in this paper by examining organic structure graphs as objects of Brownian information processing. In so doing, tools are introduced which(More)
Carbon chemistry offers infinite possibilities for molecules as information carriers. Moreover, there is no boundary on the number of ways in which a carrier's information can change via a chemical reaction. Organic reaction pathways thus pose new types of informatic variables which compel characterization using Brownian methods. We apply the tools of the(More)
The informatic properties of organic molecules have been the subject of our research during the past several years. In the present study, we investigate the lower levels wherein information is expressed via Brownian processing. Organic molecules are like other electronic devices in that their informatic details depend on the operating level in question. The(More)