Modulation of aesthetic value by semantic context: An fMRI study

Abstract

Aesthetic judgments, like most judgments, depend on context. Whether an object or image is seen in daily life or in an art gallery can significantly modulate the aesthetic value humans attach to it. We investigated the neural system supporting this modulation by presenting human subjects with artworks under different contexts whilst acquiring fMRI data… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.10.009

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