Bara, Ionela

Bara, Ionela
Start date:
October 2018
Research Topic:
The Neuroaesthetics of Implied Motion in Visual Art
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Richard Ramsey
Supervising school:
School of Psychology,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

My research interests concern the cognitive and neural mechanisms of aesthetic evaluation of implied motion perception in visual art. By employing neuroimaging and behavioural methods, my project aims to

  1. identify functionally distinct brain networks that interact during the appreciation of implied motion in artworks
  2. evaluate the extent to which the aesthetic appreciation is the result of automatic or controlled processes and
  3. examine the role of prior experience in shaping the aesthetic judgment.