Psychology and/of art

As university blogs (learning logs) are transitory creatures, this will be the permanent home of links to research papers originating in psychology and having relevance to art.

This is about pseudo-hallucinations (vivid mental imagery) and Ganzflicker. Pseudo-hallucinations: why some people see more vivid mental images than others – test yourself here (

Cognitive flexibility, IQ, and creativity. IQ tests can’t measure it, but ‘cognitive flexibility’ is key to learning and creativity (

How context (a museum) affects your appreciation of art. BPS Research Digest Feb 2015.

Why colour shifted abstracts are less attractive than the original (they used a Delaunay piece). We Like The Original Versions Of Abstract Artworks More Than Colour-Shifted Ones – Research Digest (

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