The first impression is what matters: A neuroaesthetic study of the cerebral perception and appreciation of paintings by Titian

Francesca Babiloni, Dario Rossi, Patrizia Cherubino, Arianna Trettel, Daniela Picconi, Anton Giulio Maglione, Giovanni Vecchiato, Fabrizio De Vico Fallani, Mario Chavez, Fabio Babiloni

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Abstract

In this paper we measured the neuroelectrical and the eye-movements activities in a group of 27 healthy subjects during their visit of a fine arts gallery in which a series of masterpieces of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio (also known as Titian, 1488-1576) were shown. The pictures chosen for the visit were 10 portraits and 10 of religious subjects. Each picture was observed for a minute. A mobile EEG device with an eye-tracker was used for this experiment. Evaluation of the appreciation of the pictures was performed by using the neuroelectrical approach-withdrawal index (AW). High value of AW means high appreciation of the picture. The number of eye fixations performed by the subjects during the observation of the pictures was also analyzed. Results showed that in the examined group the AW index was significant higher during the observation of portraits than during the observation of the religious subjects (as resulted from an ANOVA performed on AW index, with a p

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7990-7993
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 29 2015

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/25/158/29/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Babiloni, F., Rossi, D., Cherubino, P., Trettel, A., Picconi, D., Maglione, A. G., Vecchiato, G., De Vico Fallani, F., Chavez, M., & Babiloni, F. (2015). The first impression is what matters: A neuroaesthetic study of the cerebral perception and appreciation of paintings by Titian. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 7990-7993). [7320246] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320246