Dynamic Darkness and Bright Stasis in Animals

A universal sensory bias is responsible for animals usually being colored so that our most perceptually dynamic body parts are darker and our relatively static parts are brighter.

“The Bird’s Concert” by Frans Snyders ~1630 — 1640. Image from WikiArt. Public domain.

“Thus every one would probably agree with Lipps and call a pure yellow happy, a deep…

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Thermoaesthetics

Thermoaesthetics

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A concept of aesthetic complexity based on universal animal preferences for mixtures of simple, more and less exciting physical and psychological opposites.