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  1. Aesthetic Conception of Russian Formalism: The Cognitive View.Valerij Gretchko - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (2):523-531.
    At present the theory of Russian Formalism becomes actual once again owing to the rapid development of cognitive science. Aesthetic theories recently put forward within the framework of cognitive science turned out to be consonant with the Formalist’s views on the general principles of artistic activity. In my paper I argue that the theory of Russian Formalism contains a number of methodological assumptions that are close to a cognitive approach; some of the main principles of the Formalist theory permit the (...)
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  • Aesthetic Value of Paintings Affects Pain Thresholds ☆.Marina de Tommaso, Michele Sardaro & Paolo Livrea - 2008 - Consciousness and Cognition 17 (4):1152-1162.
    Pain is modulated by cognitive factors, including attention and emotions. In this study we evaluated the distractive effect of aesthetic appreciation on subjectively rated pain and multi-channel evoked potentials induced by CO2 laser stimulation of the left hand in twelve healthy volunteers. Subjects were stimulated by laser in the absence of other external stimulation and while looking at different paintings they had previously rated as beautiful, neutral or ugly. The view of paintings previously appreciated as beautiful produced lower pain scores (...)
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  • Sensory Exploitation: Underestimated in the Evolution of Art as Once in Sexual Selection Theory?Jan Verpooten & Mark Nelissen - unknown
    In this paper we argue that sensory exploitation, a model from sexual selection theory, deserves more attention in evolutionary thinking about art than it has up until now. We base our argument on the observation that in the past sensory exploitation may have been underestimated in sexual selection theory but that it is now winning field. Likewise, we expect sensory exploitation can play a more substantial role in modeling the evolution of art behavior. Darwin's theory of sexual selection provides a (...)
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  • Situated Cognition, Dynamic Systems, and Art: On Artistic Creativity and Aesthetic Experience.Ingar Brinck - 2007 - Janus Head 9 (2):407-431.
    It is argued that the theory of situated cognition together with dynamic systems theory can explain the core of artistic practice and aesthetic experience, and furthermore paves the way for an account of how artist and audience can meet via the artist’s work. The production and consumption of art is an embodied practice, firmly based in perception and action, and supported by features of the local, agent-centered and global, socio-cultural contexts. Artistic creativity and aesthetic experience equally result from the dynamic (...)
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  • Engineered Niches and Naturalized Aesthetics.Richard A. Richards - 2017 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75 (4):465-477.
    Recent scientific approaches to aesthetics include evolutionary theories about the origin of art behavior, psychological investigations into human aesthetic experience and preferences, and neurophysiological explorations of the mechanisms underlying art experience. Critics of these approaches argue that they are ultimately irrelevant to a philosophical aesthetics because they cannot help us understand the distinctive conceptual basis and normativity of our art experience. This criticism may seem plausible given the piecemeal nature of these scientific approaches, but a more comprehensive naturalistic framework can (...)
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  • Art and Science: A Philosophical Sketch of Their Historical Complexity and Codependence.Nicolas J. Bullot, William P. Seeley & Stephen Davies - 2017 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75 (4):453-463.
    To analyze the relations between art and science, philosophers and historians have developed different lines of inquiry. A first type of inquiry considers how artistic and scientific practices have interacted over human history. Another project aims to determine the contributions that scientific research can make to our understanding of art, including the contributions that cognitive science can make to philosophical questions about the nature of art. We rely on contributions made to these projects in order to demonstrate that art and (...)
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  • Thoughts Not Our Own.Barbara Maria Stafford - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (2-3):275-293.
    There are now many important contributions to the scientific study of the brain-mind continuum. These results come both from research into non-ordinary states of consciousness and into the brain's intrinsic, largely unconscious mechanisms. The larger potential of such investigations consists precisely in making the parameters of our cognitive system apparent. But they also reveal the socio-cultural uses to which these parameters are currently, or in the foreseeable future, being applied. This article wrestles with that fact. Specifically, it examines the implications (...)
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  • Gombrich and the Problem of Relativity of Vision.Ladislav Kesner - 2009 - Human Affairs 19 (3).
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  • Understanding the Value of Arts and Culture.Patrycja Kaszynska & Geoffrey Crossick - 2016 - Ahrc.
    Why do the arts and culture matter? What difference do they make and how do we know what difference they make? This report presents the outcomes of the AHRC’s Cultural Value Project which looked at how we think about the value of the arts and culture to individuals and to society.
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  • Introduction.Claire Colebrook - 2006 - Feminist Theory 7 (2):131-142.
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  • Body, Brain, and Beauty: The Place of Aesthetics in the World of Mind.Zdravko Radman - 2012 - Diogenes 59 (1-2):1921.
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  • Visual Exploration Patterns of Human Figures in Action: An Eye Tracker Study with Art Paintings.Daniela Villani, Francesca Morganti, Pietro Cipresso, Simona Ruggi, Giuseppe Riva & Gabriella Gilli - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  • Constituents of Music and Visual-Art Related Pleasure – A Critical Integrative Literature Review.Marianne Tiihonen, Elvira Brattico, Johanna Maksimainen, Jan Wikgren & Suvi Saarikallio - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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  • Instagram Likes for Architectural Photos Can Be Predicted by Quantitative Balance Measures and Curvature.Katja Thömmes & Ronald Hübner - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  • Differences in the Visual Perception of Symmetric Patterns in Orangutans and Two Human Cultural Groups: A Comparative Eye-Tracking Study.Cordelia Mühlenbeck, Katja Liebal, Carla Pritsch & Thomas Jacobsen - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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  • Micro-Valences: Perceiving Affective Valence in Everyday Objects.Sophie Lebrecht, Moshe Bar, Lisa Feldman Barrett & Michael J. Tarr - 2012 - Frontiers in Psychology 3.
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  • Contributions of Neuropsychology to the Study of Ancient Literature.Franco Fabbro, Anastasia Fabbro & Cristiano Crescentini - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  • The Necessity of Ambiguity in Self–Other Processing: A Psychosocial Perspective With Implications for Mental Health.Christophe Emmanuel de Bézenac, Rachel Ann Swindells & Rhiannon Corcoran - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  • Seeing a Work of Art Indirectly: When a Reproduction Is Better Than an Indirect View, and a Mirror Better Than a Live Monitor.Marco Bertamini & Colin Blakemore - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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  • Complementarity As Generative Principle: A Thought Pattern for Aesthetic Appreciations and Cognitive Appraisals in General.Yan Bao, Alexandra von Stosch, Mona Park & Ernst Pöppel - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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  • Semiosis, Art, and Literature.Barend van Heusden - 2007 - Semiotica 2007 (165):133-147.
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  • The Cognitive Import of the Narrative Schema.Peer F. Bundgaard - 2007 - Semiotica 2007 (165):247-261.
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  • Uncovering the Connection Between Artist and Audience: Viewing Painted Brushstrokes Evokes Corresponding Action Representations in the Observer.J. Eric T. Taylor, Jessica K. Witt & Phillip J. Grimaldi - 2012 - Cognition 125 (1):26-36.
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  • Musings About Beauty.Walter Kintsch - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (4):635-654.
    In this essay, I explore how cognitive science could illuminate the concept of beauty. Two results from the extensive literature on aesthetics guide my discussion. As the term “beauty” is overextended in general usage, I choose as my starting point the notion of “perfect form.” Aesthetic theorists are in reasonable agreement about the criteria for perfect form. What do these criteria imply for mental representations that are experienced as beautiful? Complexity theory can be used to specify constraints on mental representations (...)
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  • Review of Stafford (2007): Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images. [REVIEW]Leah Gruenpeter-Gold - 2011 - Pragmatics and Cognition 19 (1):159-173.
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  • A Theoretical Framework for How We Learn Aesthetic Values.Hassan Aleem, Ivan Correa-Herran & Norberto M. Grzywacz - 2020 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 14.
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  • The Legacy Conference: Report on The Science of Consciousness Conference, La Jolla, California, 2017.Gregory Nixon - 2017 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 24 (9-10):253-277.
    The ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’ conference – which has now become ‘The Science of Consciousness’ conference – recently (June 5-10, 2017) took place instead at the receptive venue of the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, California. It was well-planned and organized, which is extraordinary considering that it had to be organized all over again within a month or two when the original Shanghai location was cancelled. Things ran smoothly at La Jolla and it was well attended for an odd-year, (...)
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  • Neuroaesthetics.Anjan Chatterjee & Oshin Vartanian - 2014 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (7):370-375.
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  • History and Intentions in the Experience of Artworks.Alessandro Pignocchi - 2014 - Topoi 33 (2):477-486.
    The role of personal background knowledge--in particular knowledge about the context of production of an artwork--has been only marginally taken into account in cognitive approaches to art. Addressing this issue is crucial to enhancing these approaches' explanatory power and framing their collaboration with the humanities (Bullot and Reber, in press). This paper sketches a model of the experience of artworks based on the mechanisms of intention attribution, and shows how this model makes it possible to address the issue of personal (...)
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  • Building Bridges.Ivar Hagendoorn - 2001 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 5 (12):548-549.
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  • Beauty and Beholders: Are Past Intuitions Correct?Owen Ewald & Ursula Krentz - 2012 - Essays in Philosophy 13 (2):5.
    This essay discusses four definitions of beauty from Western philosophy in light of recent experimental work from the more modern fields of psychology and biology. The first idea, derived from Plato, that beauty consists of relationships between parts, is partially confirmed by recent psychological experiments on infants and adults. The second idea, that beauty consists of one salient feature amid a mass of details, is more recent, perhaps from Hume, and is confirmed by some experiments on adults, but this finding (...)
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  • Neurohermeneutics A Transdisciplinary Approach to Literature.Renata Gambino & Grazia Pulvirenti - 2019 - Gestalt Theory 41 (2):185-200.
    Summary In the epistemic frame of the biocultural turn and of the neuroaesthetics, we have developed neurohermeneutics as an approach to literature that aims at contributing to the current debate about the linkage between literary, cognitive and neuroscientific studies, focusing on the relationship between mindbrain processes mirrored in the formal features of the text and the strategies activated by the author in a text in order to guide the reader in imagining, emotionally feeling and cognitively getting meanings out of the (...)
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  • Blaming the Victims of Your Own Mistakes: How Visual Search Accuracy Influences Evaluation of Stimuli.Andrey Chetverikov, Ómar I. Jóhannesson & Árni Kristjánsson - 2015 - Cognition and Emotion 29 (6):1091-1106.
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  • Art as a Metaphor of the Mind: A Neo-Jamesian Aesthetics Embracing Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and Evolution.Andrea Lavazza - 2008 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (2):159-182.
    This paper focuses on the emergent neo-Jamesian perspective concerning the phenomenology of art and aesthetic experience. Starting from the distinction between nucleus and fringe in the stream of thought described by William James, it can be argued that our appreciation of a work of art is guided by a vague and blurred perception of a much more powerful content, of which we are not fully aware. Accordingly, a work of art is seen as a kind of metaphor of our mental (...)
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  • Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics.Florian Cova, Amanda Garcia & Shen-yi Liao - 2015 - Philosophy Compass 10 (12):927-939.
    In the past decade, experimental philosophy---the attempt at making progress on philosophical problems using empirical methods---has thrived in a wide range of domains. However, only in recent years has aesthetics succeeded in drawing the attention of experimental philosophers. The present paper constitutes the first survey of these works and of the nascent field of 'experimental philosophy of aesthetics'. We present both recent experimental works by philosophers on topics such as the ontology of aesthetics, aesthetic epistemology, aesthetic concepts, and imagination, as (...)
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  • Up the Nose of the Beholder? Aesthetic Perception in Olfaction as a Decision-Making Process.Ann-Sophie Barwich - 2017 - New Ideas in Psychology 47:157-165.
    Is the sense of smell a source of aesthetic perception? Traditional philosophical aesthetics has centered on vision and audition but eliminated smell for its subjective and inherently affective character. This article dismantles the myth that olfaction is an unsophisticated sense. It makes a case for olfactory aesthetics by integrating recent insights in neuroscience with traditional expertise about flavor and fragrance assessment in perfumery and wine tasting. My analysis concerns the importance of observational refinement in aesthetic experience. I argue that the (...)
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  • Aesthetics and Cognitive Science.Dustin Stokes - 2009 - Philosophy Compass 4 (5):715-733.
    Experiences of art involve exercise of ordinary cognitive and perceptual capacities but in unique ways. These two features of experiences of art imply the mutual importance of aesthetics and cognitive science. Cognitive science provides empirical and theoretical analysis of the relevant cognitive capacities. Aesthetics thus does well to incorporate cognitive scientific research. Aesthetics also offers philosophical analysis of the uniqueness of the experience of art. Thus, cognitive science does well to incorporate the explanations of aesthetics. This paper explores this general (...)
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  • Three Laws of Qualia: What Neurology Tells Us About the Biological Functions of Consciousness.Vilayanur S. Ramachandran & William Hirstein - 1997 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 4 (5-6):429-457.
    Neurological syndromes in which consciousness seems to malfunction, such as temporal lobe epilepsy, visual scotomas, Charles Bonnet syndrome, and synesthesia offer valuable clues about the normal functions of consciousness and ‘qualia’. An investigation into these syndromes reveals, we argue, that qualia are different from other brain states in that they possess three functional characteristics, which we state in the form of ‘three laws of qualia’. First, they are irrevocable: I cannot simply decide to start seeing the sunset as green, or (...)
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  • Educating the Design Stance: Issues of Coherence and Transgression. Commentary on Bullot & Reber.Norman H. Freeman & Melissa L. Allen - forthcoming - Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
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  • Neuroart: Picturing the Neuroscience of Intentional Actions in Art and Science.Todd Siler - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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  • What is Art? A Methodological Framework for a Pluridisciplinary Investigation.Alessandro Pignocchi - unknown
    Over the last decades, disciplines such as cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology and the neurosciences have shown an increasing interest for art. It remains unclear what kind of relation these "young disciplines" should have with more traditional endeavors and, more generally, in which way they can enrich our understanding of art. In this paper, I lay down the foundations of a methodological framework which distinguishes between three basic topics: the investigation of the cognitive phenomena elicited by the experience of things that (...)
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  • The Functional Role of Emotions in Aesthetic Judgement.Ioannis Xenakis, Argyris Arnellos & John Darzentas - 2012 - New Ideas in Psychology 30 (2).
    Exploring emotions, in terms of their evolutionary origin; their basic neurobiological substratum, and their functional significance in autonomous agents, we propose a model of minimal functionality of emotions. Our aim is to provide a naturalized explanation – mostly based on an interactivist model of emergent representation and appraisal theory of emotions – concerning basic aesthetic emotions in the formation of aesthetic judgment. We suggest two processes the Cognitive Variables Subsystem (CVS) which is fundamental for the accomplishment of the function of (...)
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  • Aesthetics as an Emotional Activity That Facilitates Sense-Making: Towards an Enactive Approach to Aesthetic Experience.Ioannis Xenakis & Argyris Arnellos - 2015 - Springer.
    Nowadays, aesthetics are generally considered as a crucial aspect that affects the way we confront things, events, and states of affairs. However, the functional role of aesthetics in the interaction between agent and environment has not been addressed effectively. Our objective here is to provide an explanation concerning the role of aesthetics, and especially, of the aesthetic experience as a fundamental bodily and emotional activity in the respective interactions. An explanation of the functional role of the aesthetic experience could offer (...)
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  • Communication Advantages of Line Drawings.Roberto Casati & Alessandro Pignocchi - unknown
    This paper investigates a the cognitive foundations of a pragmatic account of line drawings. It sets to highlight those features of line drawings that make them, as opposed to other types of visual representations, particularly conducive to communication. It is argued that representational and artifactual properties of drawings must be investigated together in order to understand the peculiarities of drawings as communicative tools.
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  • Combining Universal Beauty and Cultural Context in a Unifying Model of Visual Aesthetic Experience.Christoph Redies - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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  • Cognitive Processes Underlying the Artistic Experience.Alejandra Wah - 2017 - Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 8 (1):45-58.
    Based on the field of aesthetics, for centuries philosophers and more recently scientists have been concerned with understanding the artistic experience focusing on emotional responses to the perception of artworks. By contrast, in the last decades, evolutionary biology has been concerned with explaining the artistic experience by focusing on the cognitive processes underlying this experience. Up until now, the cognitive mechanisms that allow humans to experience objects and events as art remain largely unexplored and there is still no conventional use (...)
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  • The Epistemic Misuse & Abuse of Pictorial Caricature.Christy Mag Uidhir - 2013 - American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2):137-152.
    I claim that caricature is an epistemically defective depiction. More precisely, when employed in service to some epistemic uptake, I claim that caricature can have a non-negligible epistemic effect only for a less than ideally rational audience with certain cognitive biases. An ideally rational audience, however, would take all caricature to be what I refer to as fairground caricature, i.e., an interesting or entertaining form of depiction that is at best only trivially revelatory. I then argue that any medium (or (...)
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  • Neurocognitive Poetics: Methods and Models for Investigating the Neuronal and Cognitive-Affective Bases of Literature Reception.Arthur M. Jacobs - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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  • The Aesthetic Stance - on the Conditions and Consequences of Becoming a Beholder.Maria Brincker - 2015 - In Alfonsina Scarinzi (ed.), Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy. Springer. pp. 117-138.
    What does it mean to be an aesthetic beholder? Is it different than simply being a perceiver? Most theories of aesthetic perception focus on 1) features of the perceived object and its presentation or 2) on psychological evaluative or emotional responses and intentions of perceiver and artist. In this chapter I propose that we need to look at the process of engaged perception itself, and further that this temporal process of be- coming a beholder must be understood in its embodied, (...)
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  • The Role of the Visual Arts in the Enhancing the Learning Process.Christopher W. Tyler & Lora T. Likova - 2012 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.
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