Time and Preferences (07-23-20)

Li and Tian assessed how viewing preferred art influences perceptions of the amount of time that has passed.  The researchers report that “Participants who preferred Chinese paintings . . . and participants who preferred western paintings . . . were recruited. . . . participants who preferred Chinese paintings exhibited longer time perceptions for Chinese paintings than for western paintings, while the participants who preferred western paintings exhibited longer time perceptions for western paintings than for Chinese paintings. . . . individuals perceive longer painting presentation durations when exposed to the stimuli matching their aesthetic preferences.”

Lingjjng Li and Yu Tian. “Aesthetic Preference and Time: Preferred Painting Dilates Time Perception.”  Sage Open, in press, https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244020939905