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Psych J. 2018 Mar;7(1):51-52. doi: 10.1002/pchj.194. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

A time window of 3 s in the aesthetic appreciation of poems.

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1
School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.
2
Institute of Medical Psychology and Human Science Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Abstract

We studied the effect of time windows of a few seconds on the aesthetic appreciation of poems. Both Chinese and German subjects rated traditional Chinese poetic verses more beautiful in a time window of approximately 3 s, irrespective of understanding the poetic content. This observation suggests a common temporal preference for poetry appreciation across a different language background.

KEYWORDS:

culture; emotion; poetry appreciation; time window

PMID:
29297978
DOI:
10.1002/pchj.194
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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