Although the neural correlates of the appreciation of aesthetic qualities have been the target of much research in the past decade, few experiments have explored the hemispheric asymmetries in underlying processes. In this study, we used a divided visual field paradigm to test for hemispheric asymmetries in men and women’s preference for abstract and representational artworks. Both male and female participants liked representational paintings more when presented in the right visual field, whereas preference for abstract paintings was unaffected by presentation hemifield. We hypothesize that this result reflects a facilitation of the sort of visual processes relevant to laypeople’s liking for art—specifically, local processing of highly informative object features—when artworks are presented in the right visual field, given the left hemisphere’s advantage in processing such features.
Nadal, M., Schiavi, S., & Cattaneo, Z. (2018). Hemispheric asymmetry of liking for representational and abstract paintings. PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 25(5), 1934-1942 [10.3758/s13423-017-1390-9].
|Citazione:||Nadal, M., Schiavi, S., & Cattaneo, Z. (2018). Hemispheric asymmetry of liking for representational and abstract paintings. PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 25(5), 1934-1942 [10.3758/s13423-017-1390-9].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Hemispheric asymmetry of liking for representational and abstract paintings|
|Autori:||Nadal, M; Schiavi, S; Cattaneo, Z|
SCHIAVI, SUSANNA (Secondo)
CATTANEO, ZAIRA (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Rivista:||PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1390-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|