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dc.contributor.authorVañó-Viñuales, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPepperell, Robert
dc.contributor.authorCorradi, Guido B.
dc.contributor.authorGómez-Puerto, Gerardo
dc.contributor.authorMunar, Enric
dc.identifier.citationVañó-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.30en_US
dc.descriptionThis poster was presented at 38th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2015 Liverpool, abstract published in Perception on 21 August 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by research grants FFI2010-20759 and FFI2013-43270-P from the Spanish Government, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (
dc.titleVisual Preference for Curvature and Art Paintings: Some Dataen_US
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US

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