If you ever wondered if the title of the work abstract art – for example, Blue. 2 – the effect in your way of feeling, you will be fascinated by a new study from the University of Pittsburgh. The University researchers concluded that people prefer to work with addresses, direct lines, curves or points of color, that metaphor, as in Figure Skating or vandalism.
Another study released last month by psychologists at Boston College to be a strong reason why people prefer work from an artist instead of an identical copy is the belief that something of the essence of the artist is still in the original work. “Philosophers have struggled with issues involving the arts for centuries, lay persons also reflect respect for The” Ellen Winner, a professor at Boston College who conducted the study. “Now psychologists are beginning to discuss the same issues and have made fantastic finds.”
The secrets of the answer to the aesthetics and the creative impulse has become a blossoming area of research from the researchers. They expect to measurable data and statistical analysis to help explain some of the topics that are considered unspeakable, such as Why do we paint or sing or naturally prefer sunflower Van Gogh landscape paintings that we find in the rooms of cheap hotels. Several research laboratories have been studying the beauty of appearance is not just in the visual arts, but in other areas such as music, literature and theatre – the production of scientific papers in disciplines that include anthropology, neuroscience and biology. But in essence a lot of research in the field of “the science of beauty experimental” boils down to solving two old puzzles: what is art and why we love what we love.
“It is exciting because we can begin to understand how to use the best scientific tools to measure things that are not considered to be measurable,” says Talia Goldstein, is the editor of the quarterly journal Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the arts, from the American Psychological Association. For years the magazine published articles with titles esoteric, such as a field study about the nature and value of the product or the effects of cognitive load on judgments of the visual arts with the title.
In June, researchers from the University of London dealing with the mystery of art made of machines, in a study entitled putting the art in artificial: answers to aesthetic computer-generated art. They concluded that although people have a habit that needs painting known to have been produced artificially, they have a point franc works when Android work with an arm. The researchers concluded that this robot looks like a human in the production process of art “this may indeed become the final frontier of accept work that has been created by artificial intelligence”. Although some studies have born out of research curiosity, the others finally discover educational apps and medical on the basis of how that art affects the body and brain.
National Endowment for the arts (NEA) to help fund research into the therapeutic benefits of the potential of the art “in the treatment of diseases or disorders or for improving the symptoms of a disease disorder or chronic ill health”. And also working with the Ministry of defense on a study to determine whether the reality of the use of the members of the section masks of white plaster that would help in the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Preliminary results indicate that the masks provide clues to the psychological state of the members or veterans in the service of the reported symptoms because of the social stigma.
Another study conducted by Drexel University in Philadelphia, gives hopes that art therapy can have physiological benefits. The researchers decided that the 45 minutes spent in arts projects “have led to a significant reduction in the levels of cortisol” known as the stress hormone measured in saliva samples before and after the experiment by the participants.
The area that members have started Research Association psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the arts, is a unit of the American Psychological Association that was established in the year 1945, with the number of members is increasing over the years and today around 500.
Second organization that encourages a similar survey, the International Association of experimental assembly includes not only psychologists, but of philosophers and social scientists, and neuroscientists. Each group publishes a research journal each of the will hold conventions in August.
Team-Il winner at Boston College published a study entitled The beliefs intrinsic in the provisions of the beauty of art consists in the community of the council in June. The study aims to explore why people underestimate the value of a business that was previously revered to discover that it in fact is not created by the artist. The study conducted by the winner of two of his colleagues, located in the trade that have shown identical pictures of the same artwork, presented along. The participants were informed that the works have the same market value to eliminate concerns that the money issue is inconsistent with the provisions of the mass. It was also reported that two of the images have been approved by the artist. Then it was said that the picture on the left was produced by one artist on the right by the assistant.
I preferred the picture produced by the artist, despite being identical in all aspects. Conclusion: “although we may not like fakes because of the gap, not its value in the market, as we prefer to the originals for another reason: we would like to look at the work that we know that were made by the artist because we feel that we are communing with the mind, the soul, the heart essence of the artist.”
Of course this idea of placing art in a test tube, and encounters with people are skeptical. In the year 2017 in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, Alexis D. J. Makin, a psychologist at the University of Liverpool, England, has developed doubts about the effectiveness of these experiments.
“Almost impossible to arouse intense emotions as the activity of Customs in the laboratory, in repeated experiments with stimuli well controlled because of the aesthetic feelings is very transitory idiosyncratic”. The winner of that book is how art works: exploring myself will be published later this year, said: I have heard this criticism before. “If psychology is the study of human behavior, how can we let something so fundamentally human-like the arts?”, I asked. Translation/ of Maria Martini