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Ten years of a model of aesthetic appreciation and aesthetic judgments : The aesthetic episode - Developments and challenges in empirical aesthetics.
The current state of the descriptive information-processing model, and its relation to the major topics in empirical aesthetics today, including the nature of aesthetic emotions, the role of context, and the neural and evolutionary foundations of art and aesthetics are reviewed.
Predicting beauty: fractal dimension and visual complexity in art.
- A. Forsythe, M. Nadal, N. Sheehy, C. Cela-Conde, M. Sawey
- Art, PsychologyBritish journal of psychology
- 1 February 2011
The first study reported here examines the extent to which perceived visual complexity in art can be successfully predicted using automated measures of complexity and suggests that when colour is removed from an artistic image observers are unable to make meaningful judgments as to its beauty.
Visual Complexity and Beauty Appreciation: Explaining the Divergence of Results
Although a number of studies have verified Daniel Berlyne's (1971) predicted maximum preference for intermediately complex stimuli, others have found that preference increased or decreased in…
Impact of contour on aesthetic judgments and approach-avoidance decisions in architecture
- O. Vartanian, G. Navarrete, Martin Skov
- PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 June 2013
The results suggest that the well-established effect of contour on aesthetic preference can be extended to architecture, and the combination of behavioral and neural evidence underscores the role of emotion in the authors' preference for curvilinear objects in this domain.
Art in Time and Space: Context Modulates the Relation between Art Experience and Viewing Time
The results suggest that art museums foster an enduring and focused aesthetic experience and demonstrate that context modulates the relation between art experience and viewing behavior.
Neuroaesthetics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience.
- M. Pearce, D. Zaidel, M. Nadal
- Art, PsychologyPerspectives on psychological science : a journal…
- 1 March 2016
This work characterize neuroaesthetics as the cognitive neuroscience of aesthetic experience, drawing on long traditions of research in empirical aesthetics on the one hand and cognitive neuroscience on the other, to develop in a way that is mutually complementary to approaches in the humanities.
Architectural design and the brain: effects of ceiling height and perceived enclosure on beauty judgments and approach-avoidance decisions
The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics conference: Prospects and pitfalls for an emerging field
Electrophysiological correlates of looking at paintings and its association with art expertise