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Art reception as an interoceptive embodied predictive experience

  • Ruben T. Azevedo (a1) (a2) and Manos Tsakiris (a1) (a2)
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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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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