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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 […]

Demmer, T. R., Kühnapfel, C., Fingerhut, J., & Pelowski, M. (2023). Does an emotional connection to art really require a human artist? Emotion and intentionality responses to AI- versus human-created art and impact on aesthetic experience. Computers in Human Behavior, 107875.

Fingerhut, J. (2020). Habits and the enculturated mind: Pervasive artifacts, predictive processing, and expansive habits. In F. Caruana & I. Testa (Eds.), Habits (1st ed., pp. 352–375). Cambridge University Press.

Fingerhut, J., Gomez-Lavin, J., Winklmayr, C., & Prinz, J. J. (2021). The aesthetic self. The importance of aesthetic taste in music and art for our perceived identity. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 577703. 

Fingerhut J. (2021). Enacting Media. An Embodied Account of Enculturation Between Neuromediality and New Cognitive Media Theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 635993.

García-Esparza, J.A., Negru, M., Hein, C. & Rogač Mijatović, L. (2023). Cultural heritage as an inspiration for place-making in the historic city: A transversal approach, in: Placemaking in Practice – Experiences and Approaches from a Pan-European Perspective (1). Brill.

Heimann, K., Boelsbjerg, H. B., Allen, C., van Beek, M., Suhr, C., Lübbert, A., & Petitmengin, C. (2022). The lived experience of remembering a ‘good’ interview: Micro-phenomenology applied to itself. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Hegenbart, S. (2022). From Bayreuth to Burkina Faso: Christoph Schlingensief’s Opera Village Africa as postcolonial Gesamtkunstwerk? Leuven University Press.

Kühnapfel, C., Fingerhut, J., Brinkman, H., Ganster, V., Tanaka, T., Specker, E., Mikuni, J., Güldenpfennig, F., Gartus, A., Rosenberg, R., & Pelowski, M. (2023). How Do We Move in Front of Art? How Does This Relate to Art Experience? Linking Movement, Eye Tracking, Emotion, and Evaluations in a Gallery-Like Setting. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 0(0).

Kühnapfel, C., Fingerhut, J. & Pelowski, M. (2023), The Role of the Body in the Experience of Installation Art: A Case Study of Visitors’ Bodily Experience in Tomás Saraceno’s “in orbit.” Frontiers in Psychology, 14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1192689

Goutrié, C. (2022). Rassismus- und herrschaftskritische Faktographie. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, 14(26), 24–36.

Richard, A., Pelowski, M., Spee, B. (Eds). (2023). Art and Neurological Disorders—Illuminating the Intersection of Creativity and the Changing Brain. Current Clinical Neurology Series. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Humana Press: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-031-14723-4. 

Spee, B. T. M., Sladky, R., Fingerhut, J., Laciny, A., Kraus, C., Carls-Diamante, S., Brücke, C., Pelowski, M., & Treven, M. (2022). Repeating patterns: Predictive processing suggests an aesthetic learning role of the basal ganglia in repetitive stereotyped behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 930293.

Stamkou, E., Brummelman, E., Dunham, R., Nikolic, M., & Keltner, D. (2023). Awe Sparks Prosociality in Children. Psychological Science, 0(0).

Trupp, M. D., Bignardi, G., Chana, K., Specker, E., & Pelowski, M. (2022). Can a Brief Interaction With Online, Digital Art Improve Wellbeing? A Comparative Study of the Impact of Online Art and Culture Presentations on Mood, State-Anxiety, Subjective Wellbeing, and Loneliness. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 782033. 

Trupp, M. D., Bignardi, G., Specker, E., Vessel, E. A., & Pelowski, M. (2023). Who benefits from online art viewing, and how: The role of pleasure, meaningfulness, and trait aesthetic responsiveness in computer-based art interventions for well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 145, 107764.

Pelowski, M., Specker, E., Boddy, J., Immelmann, B., Haiduk, F., Spezie, G., Ibáñez de Aldecoa, P., Jean-Joseph, H., Leder, H., & Markey, P. S. (2022). Together in the dark?: Investigating the understanding and feeling of intended emotions between viewers and professional artists at the Venice Biennale. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. 

Pelowski, M., Spee, B. T. M., Arato, J., Dörflinger, F., Ishizu, T., & Richard, A. (2022). Can we really ‘read’ art to see the changing brain? A review and empirical assessment of clinical case reports and published artworks for systematic evidence of quality and style changes linked to damage or neurodegenerative disease. Physics of Life Reviews, 43, 32–95.

Perez Matos, J. A., Richard, A., Spee, B. T., & Pelowski, M. (2021). Neurodegenerative diseases, art and creativity: Therapeutic implications. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 11(3), 187–192.

Rogač Mijatović, L., Ristic, M. &Martinoli, A. (2023). Creativity and innovation: Perspectives and challenges of the future; In: Ristić, M; Martinoli, A; Rogač Mijatović, Lj. (ed.) (2022) Creativity and innovation in theatre, radio and culture: visions and values for the future. Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Institute for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television. in preparation.