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Evaluative judgment across domains: Liking balance, contour, symmetry and complexity in melodies and visual designs

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@article{be73a55530ee44f0a15f4a449d1eab61,
title = "Evaluative judgment across domains: Liking balance, contour, symmetry and complexity in melodies and visual designs",
abstract = "Evaluative judgment-i.e., assessing to what degree a stimulus is liked or disliked-is a fundamental aspect of cognition, facilitating comparison and choosing among alternatives, deciding, and prioritizing actions. Neuroimaging studies have shown that evaluative judgment involves the projection of sensory information to the reward circuit. To investigate whether evaluative judgments are based on modality-specific or modality-general attributes, we compared the extent to which balance, contour, symmetry, and complexity affect liking responses in the auditory and visual modalities. We found no significant correlation for any of the four attributes across sensory modalities, except for contour. This suggests that evaluative judgments primarily rely on modality-specific sensory representations elaborated in the brain's sensory cortices and relayed to the reward circuit, rather than abstract modality-general representations. The individual traits art experience, openness to experience, and desire for aesthetics were associated with the extent to which design or compositional attributes influenced liking, but inconsistently across sensory modalities and attributes, also suggesting modality-specific influences.",
keywords = "Aesthetic sensitivity, Images, Liking, Linear mixed-effects models, Modality-specific, Music, Sensory valuation",
author = "Ana Clemente and Pearce, {Marcus T} and Martin Skov and Marcos Nadal",
note = "Copyright {\textcopyright} 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
year = "2021",
month = jul,
doi = "10.1016/j.bandc.2021.105729",
language = "English",
volume = "151",
pages = "1--12",
journal = "Brain and Cognition",
issn = "0278-2626",
publisher = "Academic Press",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluative judgment across domains

T2 - Liking balance, contour, symmetry and complexity in melodies and visual designs

AU - Clemente, Ana

AU - Pearce, Marcus T

AU - Skov, Martin

AU - Nadal, Marcos

N1 - Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PY - 2021/7

Y1 - 2021/7

N2 - Evaluative judgment-i.e., assessing to what degree a stimulus is liked or disliked-is a fundamental aspect of cognition, facilitating comparison and choosing among alternatives, deciding, and prioritizing actions. Neuroimaging studies have shown that evaluative judgment involves the projection of sensory information to the reward circuit. To investigate whether evaluative judgments are based on modality-specific or modality-general attributes, we compared the extent to which balance, contour, symmetry, and complexity affect liking responses in the auditory and visual modalities. We found no significant correlation for any of the four attributes across sensory modalities, except for contour. This suggests that evaluative judgments primarily rely on modality-specific sensory representations elaborated in the brain's sensory cortices and relayed to the reward circuit, rather than abstract modality-general representations. The individual traits art experience, openness to experience, and desire for aesthetics were associated with the extent to which design or compositional attributes influenced liking, but inconsistently across sensory modalities and attributes, also suggesting modality-specific influences.

AB - Evaluative judgment-i.e., assessing to what degree a stimulus is liked or disliked-is a fundamental aspect of cognition, facilitating comparison and choosing among alternatives, deciding, and prioritizing actions. Neuroimaging studies have shown that evaluative judgment involves the projection of sensory information to the reward circuit. To investigate whether evaluative judgments are based on modality-specific or modality-general attributes, we compared the extent to which balance, contour, symmetry, and complexity affect liking responses in the auditory and visual modalities. We found no significant correlation for any of the four attributes across sensory modalities, except for contour. This suggests that evaluative judgments primarily rely on modality-specific sensory representations elaborated in the brain's sensory cortices and relayed to the reward circuit, rather than abstract modality-general representations. The individual traits art experience, openness to experience, and desire for aesthetics were associated with the extent to which design or compositional attributes influenced liking, but inconsistently across sensory modalities and attributes, also suggesting modality-specific influences.

KW - Aesthetic sensitivity

KW - Images

KW - Liking

KW - Linear mixed-effects models

KW - Modality-specific

KW - Music

KW - Sensory valuation

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U2 - 10.1016/j.bandc.2021.105729

DO - 10.1016/j.bandc.2021.105729

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33887654

VL - 151

SP - 1

EP - 12

JO - Brain and Cognition

JF - Brain and Cognition

SN - 0278-2626

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ER -

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