Negative emotions in art reception: Refining theoretical assumptions and adding variables to the Distancing-Embracing model

Behav Brain Sci. 2017 Jan;40:e380. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X17001947.


While covering all commentaries, our response specifically focuses on the following issues: How can the hypothesis of emotional distancing (qua art framing) be compatible with stipulating high levels of felt negative emotions in art reception? Which concept of altogether pleasurable mixed emotions does our model involve? Can mechanisms of predictive coding, social sharing, and immersion enhance the power of our model?

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Affect*
  • Emotions*