Balance in pictures

@inproceedings{McManus1985BalanceIP,
  title={Balance in pictures},
  author={I. Chris McManus and Drew Edmondson and Johnny Rodger},
  year={1985}
}
Three experiments are reported on the phenomenon of the subjective balance of pictures. Subjects were asked to place a fulcrum beneath a picture so that it looked balanced. In Expt 1 reproductions of works of art were used as stimuli. Pictures showed large differences in balance point; subjects showed smaller differences, unrelated to handedness or eye-dominance. Monochrome reproductions produced similar balance scores to coloured reproductions. Chopping a portion from one end of a picture… CONTINUE READING

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