VSAC Talk Sessions

The Visual Science of Art Conference

Barcelona 26-28th of August 2016

VSAC 2016 Obra Social "la Caixa"

Saturday the 27th of August

Art & Aesthetic Judgment

  • 9:00  to 9:15 - Semantic instability in art. How artworks affect us by inducing and complicating the formation of stable meanings. Claudia Muth & Claus-Christian Carbon
  • 9:15 to 09:30 - “When we see we perceive what to see”: A new art and perceptual problem. Katia Deiana, Jan Koenderink, Andrea van Doorn & Baingio Pinna
  • 9:30 to 9:45 - Aesthetics without semantics: a new dataset of natural scenes devoid of semantic content. Marta Expósito Ventura, Bogdan Raducanu &  C. Alejandro Párraga
  • 9:45 to 10:00 - The intension of the Term Artwork – A Meta-Study on VSAC Contributions. Gregor Uwe Hayn-Leichsenring, Nathalie Lyssenko & Katharina Schulz
  • 10:00 to 10:15 - The Aesthetics of Authenticity: About authenticity, originality and innovativeness. Claus-Christian Carbon
  • 10:15 to 10:30 - How does perceptual goodness relate to aesthetic merit? Alexis David James Makin, Giulia Rampone, Damien Wright & Marco Bertamini
  • 10:30 to 10:45 - Aesthetic appreciation of representational and abstract artworks: The role of art expertise. Galina V. Paramei, Megan Snellock & David L. Bimler
  • 10:45 to 11:00 - Gaze meets space: mapping natural viewing behavior in the gallery. Elizabeth N Johnson, Jeff MacInnes, Shariq Iqbal & Marianne Eileen Wardle

Keynote Lecture

  • 11:30 to 12:30  - Realizing Fechner’s Fantasy by Prof. Anjan Chatterjee, Chair of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital and member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Art & Cognition

  • 14:00 to 14:15 - What does an artist’s innocent eye mean, psychologically speaking? Leon Lou
  • 14:15 to 14:30 - Can perceptual judgements elucidate the Mona Lisa smile? Tyler Christopher
  • 14:30 to 14:45 - Sargy Mann: art, vision and blindness. Robert Pepperell
  • 14:45 to 15:00 - Synesthetic correspondences between cover art images and music tracks. Chihiro Hiramatsu, Shinnosuke Ogata & Takeharu Seno
  • 15:00 to 15:15 - What shall we listen to, abstract or figurative music? Rossana Actis-Grosso, Olga Daneyko, Zaira Cattaneo & Daniele Zavagno
  • 15:15 to 15:30 - Discrimination of blur and disorder in photographic and artistic images. George Mather, Megan Miller & Robert Pepperell

Art  & Visual Perception

  • 16:00 to 16:15 - Kandinsky or me? How free is the eye of the beholder in abstract art? Doris Ingeborg Braun & Katja Doerschner
  • 16:15 to 16:30 - Effects of emotion, complexity and presentation duration on eye movements when viewing environmental scenes and paintings. Manuela Maria Marin & Helmut Leder
  • 16:30 to 16:45 - High entropy of edge orientations in paintings of Western provenance. Christoph Redies, Anselm Brachmann & Johan Wagemans
  • 16:45 to 17:00 - Compositional bias in selfies: Both selfies and wefies reveal a left cheek biases in children and adults. Marco Bertamini, Carole Bode & Nicola Bruno

The full programme can be downloaded from here


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