Datum: student journal of architecture

Article Title

Pattern Pleasure


A function within our ability to recognize and understand dynamics is visual pleasure. The rate at which one can process something determines their visual response. Qualities known to control visual keenness are contrast, stimulus repetition, symmetry, and prototypicality. Along with visual and semantic priming, these variables increase prudence of visual pleasure. Contrary to the claim that visual pleasure traces to objective stimulus features, beauty is found in the spectator.

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