Providing the missing link between objective and subjective aesthetics
The perception of beauty is something very personal, and for this reason the concept has not been researched enough. There are two main approaches to understanding aesthetics. One concerns statistical properties that are supposed to be universal and biologically determined. The other involves concepts such as style, meaning and personal associations that are dependent on cultural influences, art expertise and individual experiences. The EU-funded GRAPPA project will apply Gestalt psychology to develop and test a hypothesis that bridges the two. Machine learning will analyse new data from online studies with large samples of images and participants. This will result in a model that predicts aesthetic preference.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme