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Journal Articles

2018 and in press

Pelowski, M., Markey, P., & Leder, H. (2018). Chills, aesthetic experience, and new versus old knowledge - What do chills actually portend? Comment on "Physics of mind: Experimental confirmations of theoretical predictions" by Schoeller et al. Physics of Life Reviews. Article online available March 27, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2018.03.014

Pelowski, M., Ishizu, T., & Leder, H. (2018). Sadness and beauty in art—Do they really coincide in the brain? Comment on “An integrative review of the enjoyment of sadness associated with music” by Eerola et al. Physics of Life Reviews. Article online available March 22, 2018.

Leder, H., Tinio, P., Brieber, D., Kröner, T., Jacobsen, T., & Rosenberg, R. (in press). Symmetry is Not a Universal Law of Beauty. Empirical Studies of the Arts.

Weichselbaum, H., Leder, H., & Ansorge, U. (2018). Implicit and explicit evaluation of visual symmetry as a function of art expertise. i-Perception. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/2041669518761464

Marin, M. & Leder H. (2018). Exploring aesthetic experiences of females: Affect-related traits predict complexity and arousal responses to music and affective pictures. Personality and Individual Differences, 125, 80-90. E-Pub: Jan 4, 2018 (print April 15, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.12.027


Vartanian, O., Navarrete, G., Chatterjee, A., Fich, L. B., Leder, H., Modroño, C., Rostrup, N., Skov, M., Corradi, G., & Nadal, M. (2017). Preference for Curvilinear Contour in Interior Architectural Spaces: Evidence From Experts and Nonexperts. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication.

Leder, H., & Schwarz, N. (n.d.). Does art expertise facilitate distancing? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. E-pub 29 Nov, 2017. DOI:10.1017/S0140525X17001789

Gartus A, Leder H (2017) Predicting perceived visual complexity of abstract patterns using computational measures: The influence of mirror symmetry on complexity perception. PLoS ONE, 12(11): e0185276. https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0185276

Marin, M.M., Schober R., Gingras B., & Leder H. (2017). Misattribution of musical arousal increases sexual attraction towards opposite-sex faces in females. PLoS ONE, 12(9): e0183531. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183531 

Langton, S., McIntyre, A. H., Hancock, P. J. B., & Leder, H. (2017). Saccades and smooth pursuit eye movements trigger equivalent gaze-cued orienting effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-30. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2017.1362703

Mitschke, V., Goller, J., & Leder, H. (2017). Exploring everyday encounters with street art using a multimethod design. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 11(3), 276-283. DOI: 10.1037/aca0000131

Pelowski, M., Markey, P., Forster, M., Gerger, G., & Leder, H. (2017). What do we actually hope to accomplish by modeling art experience? Reply to comments on “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, 21 (July 2017), 159-170.

Pelowski, M., Gerger, G., Chetouani, Y., Markey, P., & Leder, H. (2017). But Is It really Art? The Classification of Images as “Art”/“Not Art” and Correlation with Appraisal and Viewer Interpersonal Differences. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01729

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

Pugach, C., Leder, H., & Graham, D. J. (2017). How Stable Are Human Aesthetic Preferences Across the Lifespan? Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 289. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00289

Jakesch, M., Goller, J., & Leder, H. (2017). Positive fEMG Patterns with Ambiguity in Paintings. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00785

Gerger, G., Forster, M., & Leder, H. (2017). It felt fluent but I did not like it – Fluency effects in faces versus patterns. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(4), 637-648. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1145705

Gerger, G., Leder, H., & Pelowski, M. (2017). Empathy, Einfühlung, and aesthetic experience: the effect of emotion contagion on appreciation of representational and abstract art using fEMG and SCR. Cognitive Processing: International Quarterly of Cognitive Science. First online: 17 March 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s10339-017-0800-2

Pelowski, M., Markey, P., 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. Available online 27 February 2017, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2017.02.003

Kaisler, R. E., & Leder, H. (2017). Combined Effects of Gaze and Orientation of Faces on Person Judgments in Social Situations. Frontiers in Psychology. e-pub 22 February 2017, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00259

Blijlevens, J., Thurgood, C., Hekkert, P., Chen, L-L., Leder, H., & Whitfield, T. W. A. (2017). The Aesthetic Pleasure in Design Scale: The development of a scale to measure aesthetic pleasure for designed artifacts. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 11(1), 86-98. DOI: 10.1037/aca0000098

Pelowski, M., Forster, M., Tinio, P., Scholl, M., & Leder, H. (2017). Beyond the Lab: An Examination of Key Factors Influencing Interaction with 'Real' and Museum-based Art. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 11(3), 245–264. DOI: 10.1037/aca0000141


Faerber, S., Kaufmann, J. M., Leder, H., Martin, E. M., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2016). The Role of Familiarity for Representations in Norm-Based Face Space. PLOS ONE, 11(5), e0155380. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155380

Forster, M., Leder, H., & Ansorge, U. (2016). Exploring the subjective feeling of fluency. Experimental Psychology, 63(1), 45-58. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000311.

Kaisler, R. E., & Leder, H. (2016). Trusting the Looks of Others: Gaze Effects of Faces in Social Settings. Perception, 45(8), 875-92

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

Leder, H., Mitrovic, A., & Goller, J. (2016). How Beauty Determines Gaze! Facial Attractiveness and Gaze Duration in Images of Real World Scenes. i-Perception, 7(4). Article first published online: August 1, 2016; Issue published: July 1, 2016, doi: 10.1177/2041669516664355

Pelowski, M., Markey, P., Lauring, J., & Leder, H. (2016). Visualizing the impact of art: An update and comparison of current psychological models of art experience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 160. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00160

Marin, M. M., Lampatz, A., Wandl, M., & Leder, H. (2016). Berlyne Revisited: Evidence for the Multifaceted Nature of Hedonic Tone in the Appreciation of Paintings and Music. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 536. doi: 10.3519/fnhum.2015.00536

Marin, M., & Leder, H. (2016). Effects of presentation duration on measures of complexity in affective environmental scenes and representational paintings. Acta Psychologica, 163, 38-58.

Mitrovic, A., Tinio, P., & Leder, H. (2016). Consequences of Beauty: Effects of Rater Sex and Sexual Orientation on the Visual Exploration and Evaluation of Attractiveness in Real World Scenes. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 122. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00122

Pearce, M. T., Zaidel, D. W., Vartanian, O., Skov, M., Leder, H., Chatterjee, A., & Nadal-Roberts, M. (2016). Neuroaesthetics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(2), 265-79. doi: 10.1177/1745691615621274


Belke, B., Leder, H., Carbon ,C.C. (2015). When Challenging Art Gets Liked: Evidences for a Dual Preference Formation Process for Fluent and Non-Fluent Portraits. PLOS ONE, 10(8): e0131796. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131796

Brieber, D., Leder, H. & Nadal, M. (2015). The experience of art in museums: An attempt to dissociate the role of physical context and genuineness. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 33, 95-105. doi: 10.1177/0276237415570000

Brieber, D., Nadal, M., Leder, H. (2015). In the white cube: Museum context enhances the valuation and memory of art. Acta Psychologica, 154, 36-42. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.11.004

Faerber, S. J., Kaufmann, J. M., Leder, H., Martin, E. M., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2015). Familiarity to a face distorts Valentines’ face space. PLOS ONE, 11(5): e0155380. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155380

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

Gartus, A., & Leder, H. (2015). The Effects of Visual Context and Individual Differences on Perception and Evaluation of Modern Art and Graffiti Art. Acta Psychologica, 156, 64–76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.01.005

Gerger, G. & Leder, H. (2015). Titles change the aesthetic appreciations of paintings. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 464. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00464

Graham, D., Schwarz, B., Chatterjee, A. & Leder, H. (2015): Preference for luminance histogram regularities in natural scenes. Vision Research. Ms. No.: VR-14-390R1

Jakesch, M., & Leder, H. (2015). The Qualitative Side of Complexity: Testing Effects of Ambiguity on Complexity Judgments. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9(3), 200-205. doi: 10.1037/a0039350

Leder, H., Markey, P. S. & Pelowski, M. (2015). Aesthetic Emotions to Art - what they are and what makes them special. Comment on "The Quartet Theory of Human Emotions: An Integrative and Neurofunctional Model" by S. Koelsch et al. Physics of Life Review 13, 67-70. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2015.04.037

Schabmann, A., Gerger, G., Schmidt, B., Wögerer, E., Osipov, I. & Leder, H. (2015): Where Does It Come From? Developmental Aspects of Art Appreciation. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 1–11, doi: 10.1177/0165025415573642

Vartanian, O., Navarrete, G., Chatterjee, A., Brorson Fich L., Gonzalez-Mora, J., Leder, H., Modroño, C., Nadal, M., Rostrup, N. & Skov, M. (2015). Architectural Design and the Brain: Effects of Ceiling Height and Perceived Enclosure on Beauty Judgments and Approach-avoidance Decisions. Journal of Environmental Psychology 41, 10–18. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.11.006


Brieber, D., Nadal, M., Leder, H., & Rosenberg, R. (2014). Art in time and space: Context modulates the relation between art appreciation and viewing time. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099019

Brinkmann, H., Commare, L., Leder, H., & Rosenberg, R. (2014). Abstract art as a universal language. Leonardo, 47(3), 256-257. doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_00767

Gartus, A., & Leder, H. (2014). The white Cube of the Museum versus the grey Cubes of the Street: The Role of Context in aesthetic Judgments. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8(3), Aug 2014, 311-320. doi: 10.1037/a0036847

Gerger, G., Leder, H., & Kremer, A. (2014). Context effects on emotional and aesthetic evaluations of artworks and IAPS pictures. Acta Psychologica, 151, 174-83. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.06.008

Graham, D., Pallett, P., Meng, M. &  Leder, H. (2014). Representation an Aesthetics of the Human Face in Portraiture. ARTP-1029). Art & Perception, 2, 75–98.

Leder, H., Gerger, G., Brieber, D., & Schwarz, N. (2014). What makes an art expert? Emotion and evaluation in art appreciation. Emotion & Cognition, 28(6), 1137-1147. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2013.870132

Leder, H., & Nadal, M. (2014). Ten years of a model of aesthetic appreciation and aesthetic judgments: The aesthetic episode – Developments and challenges in empirical aesthetics. British Journal of Psychology, 105(4), 443-464. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12084


Büttner, O. B., Florack, A., Leder, H., Paul, M. A., Serfas, B. G., & Schulz, A. M. (2013). Hard to ignore: Impulsive buyers show an attentional bias in shopping situations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(3), 343-351

Carbon, C.C., Färber, S., 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(2), 280-9. 10.1037/a0030115 (Epub 22. Oct 2012); {IF=3.269}

Gartus, A. & Leder, H. (2013). The small step towards asymmetry: Aesthetic judgment of broken symmetries. i-Perception. 4(5), 361–364

Graham, D.J., Stockinger, S. & Leder, H. (2013). An island of stability: art images and natural scenes — but not natural faces — show consistent esthetic response in Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 107, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00107. eCollection 2013

Jakesch, M., Forster, M. & Leder, H. (2013, in press). Image Ambiguity and Fluency. PLOS ONE, 8(9), e74084; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074084 (JIF=3.73)

Leder, H., Ring, A. & Dressler, S. (2013). See me, feel me! Aesthetic evaluations of art portraits. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(4), 358

Leder, H. (2013). Acknowledging the diversity of aesthetic experiences: effects of style, meaning and context. Commentary/Bullot & Reber for BBS 36(5) 2012. The artful mind meets art history: Toward a psycho-framework for the science of art appreciation. Behavioural and Brain, Sciences, 36(2), 149-150. journals.cambridge.org/repo_A88MjR9 

Leder, H. (2013). Next steps in Neuroaesthetics: Which processes and processing stages to study? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 27-37. doi:10.1037/a0031585, (JIF=1.53)

Marin, M. & Leder, H. (2013). Examining complexity across domains: Relating subjective and objective measures of affective environmental scenes, paintings and music. PLOS ONE, 8(8), e72412; published: August 16, 2013 (JIF=3.73)

Tinio, P.P.L., Gerger G. & Leder, H. (2013). Birds of a feather… Generalization of facial structures following massive familiarization. Acta Psychologica, 144(3), 463-471. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.08.003. {IF=2.628}

Tinio, P.P.L. & Leder, H. (2013).The Challenge of Art. Neuroscience of Creativity, 273

Vartanian, O., Navarrete, G., Chatterjee, A., Brorson Fich, L., Leder, H., Modroño, C., Nadal, M., Rostrup, N., & Skov, M. (2013).  Looking Sharp: Impact of Contour on Aesthetic Judgments and Approach-Avoidance Decisions in Architecture. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), 110 (Supplement 2), 10446-10453; (JIF=9.737)

Vartanian, O., Navarrete, G., Chatterjee, A., Brorson Fich L., Gonzalez-Mora, J., Leder, H., Modroño, C., Nadal, M., Rostrup, N. & Skov, M. (2013). Impacto del contorno en los juicios estéticos y en las decisions de acercamiento-rechazo en arquitectura. Ludus Vitalis, 21(40).


Graham, D.J., Hughes, J.M., Leder, H., Rockmore, D.N. (2012). Statistics, vision, and the analysis of artistic style. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 4(2), 115-123. doi: 10.1002/wics.197.

Leder, H., Bär, S. & Topolinski, S. (2012). Covert painting simulations influence aesthetic appreciation of artworks. Psychological Science, 23(12), 1479-1481. doi: 10.1177/0956797612452866.

Leder, H., Gerger, G., Dressler, S.G., Schabmann, A. (2012). How art is appreciated. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 6(1), 1-10; {IF=1.53}.


Faerber, S.J., Leder, H., Gerger, G., & Carbon, C. C. (2011). Priming semantic concepts affects the dynamics of aesthetic appreciation. Acta Psychologica, 135(2), 191-200; {IF=2.628}

Fuchs, I., Ansorge, U., Redies, C., & Leder, H. (2011). Salience in paintings: Bottom-up influences on eye fixations. Cognitive Computation, 3(1), 25-36 

Gerger, G., Leder, H., Faerber, S. J., & Carbon, C. C. (2011). When the others matter: Context-dependent effects on changes in appreciation of innovativeness. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 70(2), 75-83

Gerger, G., Leder, H., Tinio, P.P.T. & Schacht, A. (2011). Faces versus patterns: Exploring aesthetic reactions using facial EMG. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 5(3), 241-250; {IF = 1.230}

Jakesch, M., Zachhuber, M., Leder, H., Spingler, M. & Carbon, C. C. (2011). Scenario-based touching: On the influence of top-down processes on tactile and visual appreciation. Research in Engineering Design, 22(3), 143-152; {IF=1.038}

Leder, H., Forster, M. & Gerger, G. (2011). The glasses stereotype revisited: Effects of glasses on perception, recognition and impressions of faces. Swiss Journal of Pychology, 70(4), 211-222, dx.doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185/a000059

Leder, H., Tinio, P.P.L. & Bar, M. (2011). Emotional valence modulates the preference for curved objects. Perception-London, 40(6), 649-655; {IF = 1.293}

Miesler, L., Leder, H. & Herrmann, A. (2011). Isn’t it cute: An evolutionary perspective of baby-schema effects in visual product designs. International Journal of Design. 5(3), 17-30 

Tinio, P.P.L., Leder, H. & Strasser, M. (2011). Image quality and the aesthetic judgement of photographs: Contrast, sharpness, and grain teased apart and put together. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 5(2), 165.


Belke, B., Leder, H., Harsanyi, G. & Carbon, C.C. (2010). When a Picasso is a “Picasso”: The entry point in the identification of visual art. Acta Psychologica, 133(2), 191-202; {IF=2.628}

Belke, B., Leder, H., Strobach, T., & Carbon, C. C. (2010). Cognitive fluency: High-level processing dynamics in art appreciation. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 4(4), 214-222; {IF=1.53}

Leder, H., Tinio, P.T., Fuchs, I. & Bohrn, I. (2010). When Attractiveness demands longer looks: The effects of situation and gender. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(9), 1858-1871.

Windhager, S., Hutzler, F., Carbon, C. C., Oberzaucher, E., Schaefer, K., Thorstensen, T., Leder, H., & Grammer, K. (2010). Laying eyes on headlights: Eye movements reveal facial features in cars. Collegium antropologicum, 34(3), 1075-1080.

Faerber, S. J., Leder, H., Gerger, G., & Carbon, C. C. (2010). Priming semantic concepts affects the dynamics of aesthetic appreciation. Acta Psychologica, 135(2), 191-200.


Jakesch, M. & Leder, H. (2009). Finding meaning in art: Preferred levels of ambiguity in art appreciation. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(11), 2105-2112

Kuchinke, L., Trapp, S., Jacobs, A.M., Leder, H. (2009). Pupillary responses in art appreciation: Effects of aesthetic emotions. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 3(3), 156-163

Tinio, P.P.T. & Leder, H. (2009). Just how stable are aesthetic features? Symmetry, Complexity and the jaws of massive familiarization. Acta Psychologica, 130(3), 241-250; {IF=2.628}

Tinio, P.P.T. & Leder, H. (2009). Natural scenes are indeed preferred, but image quality might have the last word. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 3(1), 52-56; {IF=1.53}

Tinio, P.P.T. & Leder, H. (2009). The perception and aesthetic evaluation of normal and degraded images. Perception, 38, 181


Augustin M.D., Leder, H., Hutzler, F. & Carbon, C.C. (2008). Style follows content. On the microgenesis of art perception. Acta psychologica, 128(1), 127-138. 

Carbon, C. C., Michael, L., & Leder, H. (2008). Design evaluation by combination of repeated evaluation technique and measurements of electro-dermal activity. Research in Engineering Design, 19(2-3), 143-149 

Jakesch, M., Zachhuber, M., Leder, H. & Carbon, C.C. (2008). Developing a reference frame for testing cross-modality effects of vision and touch. Perception, 37, 92

Leder, H. (2008). Psychological aesthetics: Basic and applied aspects. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3-4), 399

Leder, H. & Jacobs, A. (2008). Psychology and the art: Perception, cognition and fluency. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3-4), 209

Zachhuber, M., Jakesch, M., Leder, H. & Carbon C.C. (2008). Scenario-based crossmodal touching: How top-down processes influence tactile and visual appreciation. Perception, 37, 134


Augustin, M.D., Leder, H. & Carbon, C.C. (2007). The microgenesis of style and content in art perception. Perception, 36, 16

Carbon, C.C. & Leder, H. (2007). Design Evaluation: From Typical Problems to State-of-the-Art Solutions. Marketing Review St. Gallen (Thexis), 24(2), 33-37 

Carbon, C.C., Leder, H. & Ditye, T. (2007). When style matters: Art-specific adaptation effects. Perception, 36, 17

Carbon, C. C., Strobach, T. Langton, S., Harsányi, G., Leder, H., & Kovacs, G. (2007). Adaptation effects of highly familiar faces: Immediate and long lasting. Memory & Cognition, 35(8), 1966-1976

Faerber, S., Carbon, C.C. & Leder, H. (2007). From exposure to evaluation: Dynamic changes in appreciation of innovative designs. Perception, 36, 17

Gerger, G., Leder, H. & Carbon, C.C. (2007). Contributions of boredom to liking judgement over time. Perception, 36, 17

Hutzler, F., Braun, M., Vo, M. L.-H., Engl, V., Hofmann, M., Dambacher, M., Leder, H., Jacobs, A.M. (2007). Welcome to the real world: Validating fixation-related brain potentials for ecologically valid settings. Brain Research, 1172, 124-129

Leder, H. (2007). Art perception and understanding. Perception, 36, 168-169

Leder, H. (2007). Design evaluation. Marketing Review St. Gallen, 24(2), 33-37

Leder, H. & Kreuzbauer, R. (2007). Product-Design Perception and Brand Strength. Marketing Review St. Gallen (Thexis), 24(2), 4-7

Lengger, P.G., Fischmeister, F.P., Leder, H., & Bauer, H. (2007). Functional neuroanatomy of the perception of modern art: A DC-EEG study on the influence of stylistic information on aesthetic experience. Brain Research, 1158, 93-102 

Lengger, P.G., Fischmeister, F.P., Leder, H., & Bauer, H. (2007). The influence of stylistic information on the perception of modern art: A DC-EEG study on aesthetic experience. Perception, 36, 187-188 

Stich, C., Knaeuper, B., Eisermann, J. & Leder, H. (2007). Aesthetic properties of everyday objects 1, 2. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104(3c), 1139-1168

Tinio, P.P.L. & Leder, H. (2007). Visual stimulus familiarity and generalization effects: An experimental examination of mediating factors. Perception, 36, 21


Augustin, D. & Leder, H. (2006). Art expertise: A study of concepts and conceptual spaces. Psychology Science, 48(2), 135-157

Belke, B. & Leder, H. (2006). Annahmen eines Modells der ästhetischen Erfahrung aus kognitionspsychologischer Perspektive. In: Sonderforschungsbereich 626 (Hrsg.): Ästhetische Erfahrung: Gegenstände, Konzepte, Geschichtlichkeit, Berlin 2006

Belke, B., Leder, H. & Augustin, D. (2006). Mastering style: Effects of explicit style-related information, art knowledge and affective state on appreciation of abstract paintings. Psychology Science, 48(2), 115-135

Carbon, C. C., Ditye, T. & Leder, H. (2006). Setting the trend: When attractiveness is a matter of adaption. Perception, 35, 199

Carbon, C. C. & Leder, H. (2006). When faces are heads! View-dependent recognition of faces altered relationally and componentially. Swiss Journal of Psychology 65(4), 245-252

Carbon, C. C. & Leder, H. (2006). The Mona Lisa effect: is “our” Lisa fame or fake? Perception, 35(3), 411-414

Carbon, C. C., Leder, H., Grueter, T., Grueter, M., Weber, J.E. & Lueschow, A. (2006). Reduced configural processing abilities in congenital prosopagnosia. Journal of Vision, 6(6), 433

Leder, H. (2006). Editorial: Aesthetics: State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Psychology Science, 48(2), 113-106

Leder, H. & Carbon, C. C. (2006). Face-specific configural processing of relational information. British Journal of Psychology, 97(1), 19-29

Leder, H., Carbon, C.C. & Ripsas, A. (2006). Entitling Art: Influence of different types of title information on understanding and appreciation of paintings. Acta Psychologica, 121(2), 176-198


Augustin, M.D. & Leder, H. (2005). A look through the expert’s eyes: Art expertise and aesthetic perception. Perception, 34, 86

Carbon, C. C. & Leder, H. (2005). Face adaptation: Changing stable representations of familiar faces within minutes? Advances in Experimental Psychology, 1(1), 1-7

Carbon, C.C. & Leder, H. (2005). Innovation in design and aesthetics: How attributes of innovation influence attractiveness in the long run. Perception, 35, 8

Carbon, C. C. & Leder, H. (2005). When Feature information comes first! Early processing of inverted faces. Perception London, 34(9), 1117-1134

Carbon, C. C. & Leder, H. (2005). The wall inside the brain: Overestimation of distances crossing the former iron curtain. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12(4), 746-750

Carbon, C. C. & Leder, H. (2005). The Repeated Evaluation Technique (RET): A method to measure dynamic effects of innovativeness and attractiveness. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19(5), 587-601

Carbon, C. C., Schweinberger, S., Kaufmann, J. & Leder, H. (2005). The Thatcher illusion seen by the brain: An event-related brain potentials study. Cognitive Brain Research, 24(3), 544-555

Leder, H. & Carbon, C. C. (2005). Dimensions in appreciation of car interior design. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19(5), 603-618

Leder, H., Augustin, D. & Belke, B. (2005). Art and Cognition! Consequences for experimental aesthetics. Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts, 5(2), 11-20. 

Leder, H. & Carbon, C. C. (2005). When context hinders: Learn-test compatibility in face recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Section A, 58(2), 235-250


Carbon, C.C. & Leder, H. (2004). Face recognition is not template-based. Perception, 33, 103 (Suppl. S 2004)

Carbon, C.C., Leder, H., Weber, J., Sander, T., Trahms, L., Grueter, M., Grueter, T., Brembs, B. & Lueschow, A. (2004). Specific impairments of configural processing in prosopagnosics. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. (Abstracts/Society for Neuroscience), 200, 23

Carbon, C.C., Schweinberger. S.R., Kaufmann, J.M. & Leder, H. (2004). ERP effects of Thatcher faces under delimited presentation times. Perception, 33, 13

Leder, H., Belke, B., Oeberst, A. & Augustin, D. (2004). A model of aesthetic appreciation and aesthetic judgements. British Journal of Psychology, 95(4), 489-508

Leder, H. & Carbon, C. C. (2004). Part-to-whole effects and configural processing in faces. Psychology Science, 46(4), 531-543


Leder, H. (2003). Familiar and Fluent! Style-related processing hypotheses in aesthetic appreciation. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 21(2), 165-175

Leder, H. (2001). Determinants of preference. When do we like what we know? Empirical Studies of the Arts, 19(2), 201-212

Leder, H. (2001). Wenn Gesichter Kopf stehen. Was der Inversions-Effekt für die Gesichtserkennung bedeutet. Psychologische Rundschau, 52(2), 75-84

Leder, H., Candrian, G., Huber, O. & Bruce, V. (2001). Configural features in the context of upright and inverted faces. Perception, 30(1), 73-84

Leder, H. & Bruce, V. (2000). Inverting line drawings of faces. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 59(3), 159 

Leder, H. & Bruce, V. (2000). When inverted faces are recognized: The role of configural information in face recognition. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Section A, 53(2), 513-536

Leder, H. (1999). Matching line drawings of faces. Perception London, 28, 1171-1175

Leder, H. & Bruce, V. (1998). Local and relational aspects of face distinctiveness. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Section A, 51(3), 449-473

Macho, S. & Leder, H. (1998). Your eyes only? A test of interactive influence in the processing of facial features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24(5), 1486-1500

Huber, O. & Leder, H. (1997). Are more compact cartoons more funny? Humor, 10(1), 91-104

Leder, H. & Theiler, L. (1997). Matching 1.2. A Macintosh software tool for the presentation of photographic stimuli. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 56(3), 193-194

Leder, H. (1996). Line drawings of faces reduce configural processing. Perception, 25, 355-366




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