Visual Preference for Curvature and Art Paintings: Some Data
Corradi, Guido B.
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The visual preference for curvature is a human phenomenon that has been found on numerous studies. After the success of Bar and Neta (2006) on finding the preference for curvature using sharp-angled and curved versions of the same object, our research group replicated those results using the same stimuli but with a forced choice task in an approach-avoidance framework. With this new task, the effect of preference for curvature was also found in short exposure times: 40 and 80 miliseconds. Next we decided to apply the same paradigm but using art paintings. Pairs of similar abstract art images –a curved version and a sharp-angled one- were created. We used both color and black and white paintings. Only a weak effect was found in the color pairs with 40 ms exposure time. After these results we have revised the paradigm: (a) modifiyng some edges in sharp-angled images to have a more analogous set of curved images and (b) using a Likert scale with the aim to simulate art appreciation.
Vañó-Viñuales, J., Pepperell, R., Corradi, G.B., Gómez-Puerto, G. and Munar, E. (2015) 'Visual Preference for Curvature and Art Paintings: Some Data', Perception 44 (1) Supplement : 38th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2015 Liverpool, p.30
This poster was presented at 38th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2015 Liverpool, abstract published in Perception on 21 August 2015
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
This study was funded by research grants FFI2010-20759 and FFI2013-43270-P from the Spanish Government, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (http://mineco.gob.es).