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Sensory Processing of Art as a Unique Window into Cognitive Mechanisms: Evidence from Behavioral Experiments and fMRI Studies

Ernst Pöppel, Mihai Avram, Yan Bao, Verena Graupmann, Evgeny Gutyrchik, Aline Lutz, Mona Park, Maximilian Reiser, Edmund Russell, Sarita Silveira, Lukasz Smigielski, Caroline Szymanski (+1 others)
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
in sensory processing of naturalistic and surrealistic art, importance and traps of mental frames and prejudices, effect of emotional priming on the central representation of sensory stimuli, value of  ...  Furthermore, the necessary distinction between anthropological universals and cultural or individual specifics is stressed in sensory processing of artworks.  ...  Sciences Research and Arts, the Institute of Cognition and Communication, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.08.517 fatcat:4wmowlhy3jfktpmeo4fccmqb3y

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  
It is described how questions of art and aesthetic appreciations using behavioral methods and in particular brain-imaging techniques are analyzed and evaluated focusing on such issues like the representation  ...  Here we present a theoretical frame within which the concept of complementarity as a generative or creative principle is proposed; neurocognitive processes are characterized by the duality of complementary  ...  of China (No. 31371018 and 91120004) to YB.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00727 pmid:28536548 pmcid:PMC5422519 fatcat:mmafesz2ojg6ljolpce5x46iam

Shaping and reshaping the aesthetic brain: Emerging perspectives on the neurobiology of embodied aesthetics

Louise P. Kirsch, Cosimo Urgesi, Emily S. Cross
2016 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews  
Results showed greater activation of not only extrastriate, but also posterior parietal cortex to bodies viewed within an artistic context than in natural photographs.  ...  These effects did not cross image domains (i.e., between photographs and portraits).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.12.005 pmid:26698020 fatcat:ci3navcdsbbfzjrdzeoroeqqoe

Metaphor to Métier: Kerry Tribe's "Aphasia Poetry Club" and the Discourse of Disability in Contemporary Art

Leslie Cozzi
2020 Arts  
Created by a neurotypical artist, the work uses the medium of the moving image to interpret the experience of aphasia, a neurocognitive language disorder frequently associated with traumatic brain injury  ...  Tribe's "The Aphasia Poetry Club" embodies a shift in contemporary artistic discourse around concepts of physical and cognitive disability.  ...  Acknowledgments: All images courtesy of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles. Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/arts9020049 fatcat:g4ge3fklcnf7fmc4mkizedbuym

Toward a Unification of the Arts

Steven Brown
2018 Frontiers in Psychology  
The first step is to identify instances of sharing in the production mechanisms across artforms, for example the occurrence of rhythmic structure in music, dance, and poetry.  ...  By elucidating the neurocognitive mechanisms of sharing across arts domains and the affordances that they offer for creating combinations, it should be possible to achieve a unification of the arts.  ...  image that forms on the canvas during the process of drawing (Yuan and Brown, 2014) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01938 pmid:30405470 pmcid:PMC6207603 fatcat:wkr7pocdebhavarwrk2ywbj35i

Dementia as a window to the neurology of art

Mario F Mendez
2004 Medical Hypotheses  
They confirm that visual art is predominantly in the right hemisphere and suggest a neuroanatomical schema for artistic creativity.  ...  The right temporal lobe appears necessary for extracting and exaggerating the essential features of an artistic composition.  ...  The next step in visual processing requires integration and interpretation of the visual image.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2004.03.002 pmid:15193339 fatcat:exsmwxe7rnfkbazzw6m3ez34ei

Empathy-Related Responses to Depicted People in Art Works

Ladislav Kesner, Jiří Horáček
2017 Frontiers in Psychology  
person perception, and esthetic processing, primarily concerned with esthetic appreciation and judgment and attention to non-social aspects of the image.  ...  Finally we propose that the model is implemented by the interaction of functionally connected brain networks involved in socio-cognitive and esthetic processing.  ...  LO1611 with financial support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport under the NPU I program and by the Czech Science Foundation (GA CR) grant no. 15-08577S "Affective response in the visual arts  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00228 pmid:28286487 pmcid:PMC5323429 fatcat:dryijqzfnbczznoy2r52acmlqq

Visceromotor Roots of Aesthetic Evaluation of Pain in art: an fMRI Study

Martina Ardizzi, Francesca Ferroni, Maria Alessandra Umiltà, Chiara Pinardi, Antonino Errante, Francesca Ferri, Elisabetta Fadda, Vittorio Gallese
2021 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience  
For the artistic representation of pain, the activity recorded in these regions directly correlated with participants' aesthetic judgment.  ...  Focusing on brain activations associated to vicarious experiences of pain triggered by artistic or non-artistic images, the present study aims to investigate common and distinct brain activation patterns  ...  Crisi for his kind support in data acquisition. Additionally, we would like to thank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Parma (CARIPARMA) for providing the infrastructure that made this work possible.  ... 
doi:10.1093/scan/nsab066 pmid:33988702 pmcid:PMC8599194 fatcat:ybzap7qcp5eqdkubnhhelqjdsa

Editorial Special Issue on Arts-Based Research - Arts-Based Research in European Arts Education: Philosophical, ontological and epistemological introductions

Cecilia Ferm Almqvist, Vist
2019 Zenodo  
Consequently, communicative and artistic aspects that constitute the arts educational phenomena can be difficult to understand, analyse, document and share, without the risk of losing important nuances  ...  We claim that ABR – with its variety of methodologies and onto-epistemologies – offers substantial support in grasping even more of the mentioned complexities.  ...  When artistic forms of expression are used in the development of research questions, in the production of material, in the analytical and representational phases, or in the documentation, communication  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3572351 fatcat:xbelfgj44ffqfetjp77ofzcdeu

Tightrope Walking on the Threshold of Virtual Reality: Phil Solomon's Filmmaking in Grand Theft Auto [chapter]

Hava Aldouby
2019 Borderlines: Essays on Mapping and The Logic of Place  
In the last two decades, moving-image artists have ventured into the world of popular video games, crossing the threshold and asserting agency in the game world.  ...  His mastery of optical and chemical manipulation enabled Solomon to treat the photographic image like a painting by controlling texture and shading.  ...  An "Archaeologist in Reverse": Solomon's Early Film Style  ... 
doi:10.2478/9783110623758-006 fatcat:mo6ug6kwvvddnhsltlo3dxk5nm

A Machine that Dreams: An Artistic Enquiry Leading to an Integrative Theory and Computational Artwork

Benjamin David Robert Bogart
2017 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
The Dreaming Machine is an image-making agent that uses clustering and machine learning methods to make sense of live images captured in the context of installation.  ...  Visual mentation is the experience of visual images in the mind and includes visual aspects of perception, mental imagery, mind wandering and dreaming.  ...  Acknowledgements Acknowledgments The authors thank the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for supporting the research that led to Memory Association Machine and future work on Dreaming  ... 
doi:10.1162/leon_a_01488 fatcat:e4b4pdzfcjc2lpkrwzymdjedci

Art and Spirit: The Artistic Brain, the Navajo Concept of Hozho, and Kandinsky's "Inner Necessity "

Charles D. Laughlin
2004 International Journal of Transpersonal Studies  
The process of abstraction is reasonably obvious in the case of psychic automatism-the artistic act requires the abstraction of the image from its original experiential context.  ...  In the case of psychic automatic techniques, the subject of the artistic act is a recalled image.  ...  Like ourselves, these pure artists sought to express only inner and essential feelings in their works; in this process they ignored as a matter of course the fortuitous.  ... 
doi:10.24972/ijts.2004.23.1.1 fatcat:lui6ffagkzdilhf7xnwvzkyah4

The neural foundations of aesthetic appreciation

Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Luigi Agnati, Joseph P. Huston, Francisco Mora, Marcos Nadal
2011 Progress in Neurobiology  
Acknowledgements Camilo José Cela-Conde and Marcos Nadal were supported by the research grant HUM2007-64086/FISO awarded by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.  ...  Abbreviations: BA, brodmann area; DOC, dorsal occipital cortex; EEG, electroencephalography; FG, fusiform gyrus; fMRI, functional magnetic resonance imaging; IOG, inferior occipital gyrus; IPS, intraparietal  ...  representation are more obvious in the artworks of artists who suffered a right hemisphere stroke (Bä zner and Hennerici, 2006) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pneurobio.2011.03.003 pmid:21421021 fatcat:mq3qv5hoind4znnvp3zmckkcby

An Embodied Approach to Academic Writing?

Signe Alexandra Domogalla
2019 Zenodo  
the author searches for a way of including her art, dance, and the physical experience of the art, in the writing process, hence, an 'embodied artistic practice'.  ...  She seeks foundation in theory, drawing on different views of embodiment, neurocognition, meaning-making in the brain, embodied cognition, and embodied understanding.  ...  Neurocognition looks at how '[...]the abstract cognitive process and the physiological bodily process An Embodied Approach to Academic Writing?  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3572325 fatcat:766fk56hrzdgdoz25d2hqsh73m

Haptic Aesthetics and Bodily Properties of Ori Gersht's Digital Art: A Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Study

Marta Calbi, Hava Aldouby, Ori Gersht, Nunzio Langiulli, Vittorio Gallese, Maria Alessandra Umiltà
2019 Frontiers in Psychology  
Original born-digital works of art were selected and manipulated by the artist himself.  ...  of the images.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors wish to thank Sara Brugnoli, Anna Ferrari, and Anne Sophie Balestrini for their help in data recording.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02520 pmid:31787915 pmcid:PMC6853892 fatcat:wcbllrph6varzpuf6o2x4eqy3a
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