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Art reception as an interoceptive embodied predictive experience

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2017

Ruben T. Azevedo
Affiliation:
The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London WC1H 0AB, United Kingdom. https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/about/people/ruben-azevedohttp://warburg.sas.ac.uk/about/people/manos-tsakiris Laboratory of Action and Body, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham TW20 0EX, United Kingdom. ruben.azevedo@rhul.ac.ukmanos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk
Manos Tsakiris
Affiliation:
The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London WC1H 0AB, United Kingdom. https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/about/people/ruben-azevedohttp://warburg.sas.ac.uk/about/people/manos-tsakiris Laboratory of Action and Body, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham TW20 0EX, United Kingdom. ruben.azevedo@rhul.ac.ukmanos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

Abstract

In the Distancing-Embracing model, an explanation is proposed for the apparent paradox that is the enjoyment of negative emotional states in art reception. Here, we argue for the advantages of grounding the psychological dynamics described in the model in established and empirically testable frameworks of brain functioning by thinking of art reception as an embodied experience guided by predictive coding.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2017 

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