DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2013.08.001
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John W. Mullennix, Chelsea L. Fallier, Kyle M. Mansueto

Abstract: The goal of the present study was to examine the relationship between flexible cognitive control and aesthetic appreciation. Participants viewed black and white artistic photographs. They used a visual scale to indicate their preferences for the photographs and rated the photographs using five semantic differential scales. Participants also performed a Stroop task, with trial-to-trial task performance analyzed to index the degree of flexible cognitive control possessed by each participant. The results showed …

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