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Zhao, Chen; Zhang, Dongxue; Bao, Yan (2018): A time window of 3 s in the aesthetic appreciation of poems. In: Psych Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1: pp. 51-52
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Abstract

We studied the effect of time windows of a few seconds on the aesthetic appreciation of poems. Both Chinese and German subjects rated traditional Chinese poetic verses more beautiful in a time window of approximately 3 s, irrespective of understanding the poetic content. This observation suggests a common temporal preference for poetry appreciation across a different language background.