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July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.
February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]
May 13, 2022

Eftychia Stamkou visiting at University of California, Berkeley

written by Eftychia Stamkou

Eftychia Stamkou is setting up new project on the emotions portrayed in visual art in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture (, Hume AI (, and UC Berkeley Psychology! For more updates on this – stay tuned!

A previous project together with Google Arts and Culture and Hume AI was the Atlas of Emotion. In this project, the scientists asked 1,300 people to describe how 1,500 paintings make them feel by choosing from different words. The results revealed 25 different emotions that people linked to the artworks they saw. These feelings on an interactive map, grouping artworks that triggered specific emotions. Click this link to enter the Art Emotions Map.

Emotional categories associated with artworks