The Softness Effect

Animals probably like the texture of soft things such as breasts and tongues because we have similarly soft brains.

Thermoaesthetics

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This is a photo of a painting by J.M.W. Turner from the 1800’s called “The Devil’s Bridge, St. Gothard.” It’s a blurry landscape mostly made up of rocky mountains with a stream running through it and a rainbow over the stream.
J.M.W. Turner’s “The Devil’s Bridge, St. Gothard.” Photo from WikiArt. Public domain.

I scarcely closed my eyes all night long. Goodness knows what was in my bed. I lay upon something hard, so that I am black and blue all over. It is quite dreadful!

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Thermoaesthetics

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