The Softness Effect

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

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

Thermoaesthetics

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