On shape and the computability of emotions

  title={On shape and the computability of emotions},
  author={Xin Lu and Poonam Suryanarayan and Reginald B. Adams and Jia Li and Michelle G. Newman and James Zijun Wang},
  booktitle={ACM Multimedia},
We investigated how shape features in natural images influence emotions aroused in human beings. Shapes and their characteristics such as roundness, angularity, simplicity, and complexity have been postulated to affect the emotional responses of human beings in the field of visual arts and psychology. However, no prior research has modeled the dimensionality of emotions aroused by roundness and angularity. Our contributions include an in depth statistical analysis to understand the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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