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Publications (peer reviewed)

Pelowski, M., Forster, M., Tinio, P. P. L., Scholl, M., & Leder, H. (in press). Beyond the Lab: An Examination of Key Factors Influencing Interaction with ‘Real’ and Museum-based Art. Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts.

Leder, H., Goller, J., Forster, M., Schlageter, L., & Paul, M. A. (2017). Face inversion increases attractiveness. Acta Psychologica, 178, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.05.005

Pelowski, M., Markey, P. S., Forster, M., Gerger, G., & Leder, H. (2017). Move me, astonish me… delight my eyes and brain: The Vienna Integrated Model of top–down and bottom–up processes in Art Perception (VIMAP) and corresponding affective, evaluative, and neurophysiological correlates. Physics of Life Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2017.02.003

Pelowski, M., Markey, P. S., Forster, M., Gerger, G., & Leder, H. (2017). What do we actually hope to accomplish by modeling art experience? Physics of Life Reviews. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2017.07.002

Gerger, G., Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2017). It felt fluent but I did not like it – Fluency effects in faces versus patterns. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 637-648. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1145705

Lauring, J. O., Pelowski, M., Forster, M., Gondan, M., Ptito, M., & Kupers, R. (2016). Well, if They Like it . . . Effects of Social Groups’ Ratings and Price Information on the Appreciation of Art. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 344-359. doi: 10.1037/aca0000063

Leder, H., Goller, J., Rigotti, T., & Forster, M. (2016). Private and shared taste in art and face appreciation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:155. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00155

Forster, M., Leder, H., & Ansorge, U. (2016). Exploring the subjective feeling of fluency. Experimental Psychology, 63, 45-58. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000311

Forster, M., Gerger, G., & Leder, H. (2015). Everything’s relative? Relative differences in processing fluency and the effects on liking. PLoS ONE, 10(8): e0135944. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135944

Forster, M., Fabi, W., & Leder, H. (2015). Do I really feel it? The contributions of subjective fluency and compatibility in low-level effects on aesthetic appreciation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:373. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00373

Jakesch, M., Leder, H., & Forster, M. (2013). Image ambiguity and fluency. PLoS ONE, 8(9): e74084. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074084

Carbon, C.C., Faerber, S. J., Gerger, G., Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2013). Innovation is appreciated when we feel safe: On the situational dependence of the appreciation of innovation. International Journal of Design, 7(2), 43-51.

Forster, M., Leder, H., & Ansorge, U. (2013). It felt fluent, and I liked it: Subjective feeling of fluency rather than objective fluency determines liking. Emotion, 13, 280-289. doi:10.1037/a0030115 [RIS Export]

Leder, H., Forster, M., & Gerger, G. (2011). The glasses stereotype revisited – Effects of glasses on perception, recognition and impressions of faces. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 70, 211-222. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000059 [RIS Export]

Other publications

Forster, M. (2014). Review of the book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, by A. Chatterjee. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 8, 260-261. doi:10.1037/a0036401

Forster, M., Gerger, G., & Leder, H. (2013). The glasses stereotype, revisited. The Jury Expert, 25, 1-9. [PDF]

Conference Contributions

Forster, M., Nadal, M., Brieber, D., & Leder, H. (2015). Temporal unfolding of eye movements when looking for beauty and complexity. Talk presented at the 18th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Vienna, Austria, August 16-21, 2015.

Forster, M., Jakesch, M., Goller, J., & Leder, H. (2014). The pleasure of ambiguity. Talk presented at the 23rd IAEA Congress on Empirical Aesthetics, New York, USA.

Gerger, G., Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2014). It felt fluent, but I did not like it: Fluency effects in faces. Poster presented at the 9th PPRU Workshop, Jena, Germany.

Forster, M., Fabi, W., & Leder, H. (2014). Subjective fluency influences liking. Talk presented at the 56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Gießen, Germany.

Forster, M., Gerger, G., Jakesch, M., & Leder, H. (2013). Fluency needs uncertainty. Talk presented at the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Budapest, Hungary.

Ansorge, U., Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2013). Polarity correspondence and conflict regulation in supra- and subliminal priming. Talk presented at the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Budapest, Hungary.

Forster, M., Gerger, G., & Leder, H. (2013). Fluency needs uncertainty. Poster presented at the 36th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Bremen, Germany.

Nadal, M., Forster, M., Paul, M., & Leder, H. (2013). Looking at images with an aesthetic orientation: What’s special about it?. Poster presented at the 36th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Bremen, Germany.

Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2013). Subjective fluency and affective response. Talk presented at the 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Vienna, Austria.

Forster, M., Leder, H., & Ansorge, U. (2012). Subjective feeling of fluency and affective response. Poster presented at the 35th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy.

Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2012). Mirror reversal of artworks. Talk presented at the 1st Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC), Alghero, Italy.

Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2012). Subjective fluency and aesthetic preference. Talk presented at the 54th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Mannheim, Germany.

Forster, M., Leder, H., & Gerger, G. (2011). Perceiving faces with different kinds of glasses: Distinctiveness, beauty and intelligence. Poster presented at the 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.

Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2011). Does fluency really feel fluent? A preliminary research approach. Poster presented at the 4th Vienna Aesthetics Symposium: Neuroaesthetics, Vienna, Austria.

Invited Talks

Forster, M. (2013). Processing fluency and liking. Invited talk at the University of York, UK, (09.2013).

Theses

Forster, M. (2015). Feeling the fluency: Exploring the subjective experience of processing fluency. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Vienna, Austria.

Forster, M. (2010). Topografische Relevanzfeldkarten im Autoinnenraum: Untersuchung zentraler Bereiche durch haptische Evaluation. Unpublished diploma thesis, University of Vienna, Austria. [PDF] 

In the media

Media coverage: Face inversion increases attractiveness

    Portrait in "Die Presse"

    Media coverage: Social effects on liking of artworks

    Schrödingers Katze Blog: Schönheit

    BBC-The Naked Scientists: Why do people enjoy views?

    Law Blog: When you wear glasses you are less attractive but more smart and trustworthy

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