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Journal Articles

Belke, B., Leder, H., Carbon, C.C. (2015). When Challenging Art Gets Liked: Evidences for a Dual Preference Formation Process for Fluent and Non-Fluent Portraits. PLoS ONE 10(8), e0131796. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131796

Leder, H., Markey, P. S., & Pelowski, M. (2015). Aesthetic emotions to art – What they are and what makes them special: Comment on “The quartet theory of human emotions: An integrative and neurofunctional model” by S. Koelsch et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 13, 67-70. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2015.04.037

Jakesch, M., & Leder, H. (2015). The Qualitative Side of Complexity: Testing Effects of Ambiguity on Complexity Judgments. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9(3), 200-2005. doi: 10.1037/a0039350

Leder, H., & Nadal, M. (2014). Ten years of a model of aesthetic appreciation and aesthetic judgments: The aesthetic episode—developments and challenges in empirical aesthetics. British Journal of Psychology, 105, 443–464.

Leder, H., Gerger, G., Brieber, D. & Schwarz, N. (2014). What makes an art expert? Emotion and evaluation in art appreciation. Emotion and Cognition, 28(6),1137-1147. doi:10.1080/02699931.2013870132

Jakesch, M., Leder, H., & Forster, M. (2013). Image Ambiguity and Fluency. PLOSOne 8(9), e74084. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074084  Opens external link in new windowfulltext

Leder, H., Ring, A., & Dressler, S. (2013). See me, feel me! Aesthetic evaluations of art portraits. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity , and the Arts, 7(4), 358-369. doi: 10.1037/a0033311

Leder, H. (2013). Next steps in neuroaesthetics: Which processes and processing stages to study? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(1), 27-37. doi: 10.1037/a0031585

Leder, H., Bär, S., & Topolinski, S. (2012). Covert Painting Simulations Influence Aesthetic Appreciation of Artworks. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797612452866

Leder, H., Gerger, G., Dressler, S. G., & Schabmann, A. (2012). How Art Is Appreciated. Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts, 6(1), 2-10.


Conference Contributions

  • International Symposium dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Russian Branch of International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Yekaterinburg, Russia, October 19-21, 2015; Talk ' Appreciation of art and beauty. What components are involved'
  • ECEM 2015 18th European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna Austria, August 16-21, 2015; Poster presentation 'The interplay of low-level and higher-level dimensions in abstract and representational artworks.' (Jakesch, M. & Leder, H., 2015)
  • 23rd Biennial Congress of IAEA (International Association of Empirical Aesthetics) New York, August 22-24, 2014; Poster presentation 'The weight of semantics! Complexity beyond the number of elements.' (Jakesch, M. & Leder, H., 2014); 

    Talk 'The pleasure of ambiguity.' (Forster, M., Jakesch, M., Goller, J., & Leder, H., 2014).

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  • 11.Tagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (ÖGP)

Talk 'Emotionale Reaktionen auf mehrdeutige Kunstwerke' ('Emotional responses to ambiguous artworks') (Jakesch, M., Leder, H., Forster, M., & Goller, J., 2014)                                                                      

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  • TeaP 2013 Symposium 'Psychology of the Arts'; Talk 'Classification and appreciation of ambiguity in art' (Jakesch, M., & Leder, H., 2013)

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Invited Talks

  • Leder, H. (2013). Psychology of the arts. Seminar in Institute Nicod, Paris (12.2013)
  • Leder, H. (2012). What is an aesthetic experience? 5th International Vienna Aesthetic Symposium, Vienna, Austria.
  • Jakesch, M. (2012). 'Kunst erleben: Vertrautheit und Gedächtnis' [Experiencing art: familiarity and memory]
    Symposium 'Opens external link in new windowKunst.Kreativität.Gedächtnis' organized by Kultum Graz Talk 



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