Painting a picture of how hemispheric asymmetries are related to artwork

Bianca Hatin, Laurie Sykes Tottenham

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Abstract

Research has shown that there are asymmetries in art (e.g., brightness is biased to the left). We explored whether certain attributes are asymmetrically represented in art in a fashion that is consistent with known functional hemispheric asymmetries (e.g., logical processing and left hemisphere dominance/rightward art asymmetry). Participants viewed left and right halves of paintings, one presented above the other (counterbalanced), and rated which half displayed more of certain attributes. Results showed that ratings of left and right hemi-art differed in a way that may be explained by asymmetries in hemispheric processing. Up/down counterbalancing was also related to some ratings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages16-16
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2014
EventCanadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting - Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 Jul 20145 Jul 2014
https://www.csbbcs.org/fileadmin/csbbcs/storage/CSBBCS_2014_Program.pdf

Conference

ConferenceCanadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleCSBBCS 2014
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period3/07/145/07/14
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