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The Woman in Red and the Man with the Chrome-Plated Wheels: Aesthetics and Key Stimuli in the Human World

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

in The Aesthetic Animal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Chapter 4 looks at how key stimuli and brain programming affect our own species’ aesthetics and determine which shapes, colors, and landscapes humans are attracted to and consider beautiful. Like ... More


What a Sexy Tale!: Key Stimuli and Attraction: Aesthetics in the Animal Kingdom

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

in The Aesthetic Animal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Chapter 3 explores even further back in evolutionary history and examines whether there are traces of the aesthetic impulse in species other than our own. Do other species have a sense of aesthetics? ... More


Opening the Doors of Aesthetics: Concluding Remarks

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

in The Aesthetic Animal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Chapter 10 concludes with showing the strength and limitations of the approach presented in this book, in a discussion that highlights the differences between a classic humanistic approach and an ... More


Direct Realism and Illusion

J. Christopher Maloney

in What It Is Like To Perceive: Direct Realism and the Phenomenal Character of Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190854751
eISBN:
9780190854782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854751.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The supposed problem of perceptual error, including illusion and hallucination, has led most theories of perception to deny formulations of direct realism. The standard response to this apparent ... More


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