Perceptual and physiological responses to the visual complexity of fractal patterns.

@article{Taylor2005PerceptualAP,
  title={Perceptual and physiological responses to the visual complexity of fractal patterns.},
  author={Robert Pendleton Taylor and Branka Spehar and Jo Ann Wise and Colin Walter Giles Clifford and Benjamin R. Newell and Caroline M.P. Hagerhall and Terry Purcell and Trevor P. Martin},
  journal={Nonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          89-114
        }
}
Fractals have experienced considerable success in quantifying the complex structure exhibited by many natural patterns and have captured the imagination of scientists and artists alike. With ever widening appeal, they have been referred to both as "fingerprints of nature" and "the new aesthetics." Our research has shown that the drip patterns of the American abstract painter Jackson Pollock are fractal. In this paper, we consider the implications of this discovery. We first present an overview… CONTINUE READING

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