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Tuning in to art: A predictive processing account of negative emotion in art (commentary)

Van de Cruys, Sander; Chamberlain, Rebecca and Wagemans, Johan. 2017. Tuning in to art: A predictive processing account of negative emotion in art (commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e377. ISSN 0140-525X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

We use the example of art-derived solace to discuss a broader mechanism by which negative affect is instrumental in creating positive appreciation of artworks. Based on the theory of predictive processing, we argue that increasing attunement or reduction of prediction errors, which implies increasing validation of the agent(‘s models), is experienced as positive, even if the artwork’s content is negative.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X17001868

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
30 June 2017Accepted
29 November 2017Published Online

Item ID:

19928

Date Deposited:

29 Sep 2017 13:27

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:36

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19928

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