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Journal Articles

2018 and in press

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.

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

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