Recent & Upcoming Talks

2019

ECVP 2019 - Hysteresis and adaptation in perceptual categorization, discrimination, and similarity judgment tasks

How we perceive a visual stimulus or the difference between two sequentially presented stimuli does not only depend on aspects of the …

VSAC 2019 - Aesthetic preferences for neatly organized compositions in Dutch- and Chinese-speaking samples: A cross-cultural comparison.

Do aesthetic preferences for images of neatly organized compositions – images as collected on blogs like Things Organized Neatly© – …

SIPS 2019 - Individual differences in visual perception: Attractive and repulsive context effects

How we perceive a visual stimulus depends not only on the stimulus itself, but also on the individual in question and the context in …

ICPS 2019 - Aesthetic preferences for neatly organized compositions: A cross-cultural comparison

Although both Dutch-speaking and Chinese-speaking participants preferred images scoring high on soothingness and order, Chinese-speaking participants showed an additional preference for simplicity and Dutch-speaking participants one for fascination. The results suggest a cross-culturally consistent relationship between order and aesthetic appreciation, but a cross-culturally diverse link between complexity and appreciation.

2018

Perception Day 2018 - How to explain the category boundary effect? Reference points and sensitivity to change

In categorical perception research, the category boundary effect is a well-known phenomenon: Keeping physical distance equal, …

CiNaPS 2018 - Causality in a Prägnanz perspective on visual perception

“Why do things look as they do?” (Koffka, 1935, p.75). The law of Prägnanz gives a hypothetical, abstract explanation: “[…] …

ECVP 2018 - A Prägnanz framework of perception

The law of Prägnanz states that “psychological organization will always be as ‘good’ as the prevailing conditions allow” (Koffka, 1935, …

VSAC 2018 - Aesthetics and good Gestalt: a close but complex relationship?

The relation between good Gestalt and aesthetic appreciation is a long-lived one. Koffka (1935), for example, already noted that …

BAPS 2018 - Psychological organization: What, why, and how?

The law of Prägnanz states that “[…] psychological organization will always be as “good” as the prevailing conditions allow” (Koffka, …

IMPS 2018 - Order, complexity, and aesthetic preferences for neatly organized compositions.

Which factors can predict aesthetic preferences for images of neatly organized compositions, collected on blogs like Things Organized …

2017

ECVP 2017 - Objective and subjective complexity-related measures and preferences for neatly organized compositions.

Which factors can predict aesthetic preferences for images of neatly organized compositions, collected on blogs like Things Organized …

VSAC 2017 - Both stimulus and person contribute to preferences for neatly organized compositions.

Why do many people like images of neatly organized compositions, collected on blogs like Things Organized Neatly© ( …

BAPS 2017 - Order, complexity, and personality contribute to preferences for neatly organized compositions.

Which factors can predict aesthetic preferences for images of neatly organized compositions, collected on blogs like ‘Things …

2016

BAPS 2016 - Factors contributing to the attractiveness of neatly organized compositions.

Neatly organized compositions seem to have an attractive power on a lot of people. The popularity of images collected on blogs like …