Beauty and the Busy Mind: Occupied Working Memory Resources Impair Aesthetic Experiences in Everyday Life
R. Weigand & T. Jacobsen
November 27, 2021
Aesthetic experiences are savored less when working memory resources are depleted; but intrinsically-motivated tasks that match the individual’s personal skill level can result in a flow state associated with effortless attention to the task & increased sense of resilience & well-being.
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