John W. Mullennix, Chelsea L. Fallier, Kyle M. Mansueto
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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