The aesthetic aha: on the pleasure of having insights into Gestalt.

  title={The aesthetic aha: on the pleasure of having insights into Gestalt.},
  author={Claudia Muth and Claus-Christian Carbon},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={144 1},
Are challenging stimuli appreciated due to perceptual insights during elaboration? Drawing on the literature regarding aesthetic appreciation, several approaches can be identified. For instance, fluency of processing as well as perceptual challenge are supposed to increase appreciation: One group (Reber, Schwarz, & Winkielman, 2004) claims that fluency of processing increases appreciation. Others link aesthetics to engagement: Creation and manipulation of sense itself should be rewarding… CONTINUE READING
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