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  • Basic aesthetic features and their influence on attention and performance 

    Mulcahy, Paul (2015-01-23)
    Within experimental aesthetics it is often claimed that artists can exploit the normal activity of the perceptual system in order to achieve aesthetic effect. This thesis extends such a proposal by providing evidence to ...
  • Structural imbalance and aesthetic preference in domestic chicks 

    Mulcahy, Paul; Elliott, Mark (The International Society for Psychophysics, 2010-10)
    In Arnheim¿s (1954/1974) theory of structural balance, an image is more aesthetically pleasing when it demonstrates balance between multiple internal sources of directed perceptual force. Areas of balance and preferred ...