The Psychology of Aesthetics

The Psychology of Aesthetics

Why does art evoke an hedonic response? As artists, Psychology Professors Steve Palmer and Art Shimamura have long been interested in what happens when we view art. They will share insights from their new book, Aesthetic Science, and seek your responses to their photography.

“Color, Music, and Emotion” (given at Google, June 30, 2011):

“Aesthetic Science of Color” (given at Stanford University, Feb. 11,

Steve Palmer’s photographs:

Art Shimamura’s photographs:


March 13, 2012 / 29 Comments / by / in
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