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Relating movements in aesthetic spaces: Immersing, distancing, and remembering

De Beukelaer, Sophie and Azevedo, Ruben T. and Tsakiris, Manos (2018) Relating movements in aesthetic spaces: Immersing, distancing, and remembering. In: Christensen, Julia F. and Gomila, Antoni, eds. The Arts and The Brain: Psychology and Physiology Beyond Pleasure. Progress in Brain Research, 237 . Elsevier, pp. 455-469. ISBN 978-0-12-813981-3. (doi:10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.03.014) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:73815)

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According to Aby Warburg, the aesthetic experience is informed by a pendulum-like movement of the observer's mind that allows him to immerse as well as to take distance from the artwork's composing elements. To account for Warburg's definition, we are proposing embodied simulation and associative processing as constitutive mechanisms of this pendulum-like movement within the aesthetic experience that enable the observer to relate to the displayed artistic material within aesthetic spaces. Furthermore, we suggest that associative processing elicits constructive memory processes that permit the development of a knowledge within which the objects of art become part of memory networks, potentially informing future ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving in real-world situations, as an individual or collectively.

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DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.03.014
Uncontrolled keywords: Aesthetic experience, Embodied simulation, Associative processing, Constructive memory, Aesthetic spaces
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ruben Andre Teixeira Azevedo
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 17:35 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
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