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Negative emotions in art reception: Refining theoretical assumptions and adding variables to the Distancing-Embracing model

  • Winfried Menninghaus (a1), Valentin Wagner (a1), Julian Hanich (a2), Eugen Wassiliwizky (a1), Thomas Jacobsen (a3) and Stefan Koelsch (a4)...

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While covering all commentaries, our response specifically focuses on the following issues: How can the hypothesis of emotional distancing (qua art framing) be compatible with stipulating high levels of felt negative emotions in art reception? Which concept of altogether pleasurable mixed emotions does our model involve? Can mechanisms of predictive coding, social sharing, and immersion enhance the power of our model?

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Negative emotions in art reception: Refining theoretical assumptions and adding variables to the Distancing-Embracing model

  • Winfried Menninghaus (a1), Valentin Wagner (a1), Julian Hanich (a2), Eugen Wassiliwizky (a1), Thomas Jacobsen (a3) and Stefan Koelsch (a4)...

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