Affordances and curvature preference: The case of real objects and spaces

Zakaria Djebbara, Saleh Kalantari

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Chuquichambi and colleagues recently questioned the prevailing belief that a universal human visual preference exists for curved shapes and lines. Their comprehensive meta-analysis demonstrated that while curvature preference is widespread, it is not universally constant or invariant. By revisiting their dataset, we made an intriguing discovery: a negative relationship between curvature preference and an object's "affordances." Taking an embodiment perspective into account, we propose an explanation for this phenomenon, suggesting that the diminished curvature preference in objects with abundant affordances can be understood through the lens of embodied cognition.

TidsskriftNew York Academy of Sciences. Annals
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)14-19
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2023

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© 2023 The Authors. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of New York Academy of Sciences.


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