• Effects of Facial Symmetry and Gaze Direction on Perception of Social Attributes: A Study in Experimental Art History 

      Folgerø, Per Olav; Hodne, Lasse; Johansson, Christer; Andresen, Alf Edgar; Sætren, Lill Charlotte; Specht, Karsten; Skaar, Øystein Olav; Reber, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This article explores the possibility of testing hypotheses about art production in the past by collecting data in the present. We call this enterprise “experimental art history”. Why did medieval artists prefer to paint ...
    • The Superior Visual Perception Hypothesis: Neuroaesthetics of Cave Art 

      Folgerø, Per Olav; Johansson, Christer; Stokkedal, Linn Heidi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Cave Art in the Upper Paleolithic presents a boost of creativity and visual thinking. What can explain these savant-like paintings? The normal brain function in modern man rarely supports the creation of highly detailed ...