peer reviewed journals, book chapters, published abstracts (selection)


  • Belke, B. (2020). Cognitive Mastering phenomena in the appreciation of visual art: Theoretical outlines and experimental probes (Doctoral dissertation), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Leder, H. & Belke, B. (2019). "Art and Cognition: Cognitive Processes in Art Appreciation”, In: C. Martindale, P. Locher & V. Petrov. (Eds.), Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Creativity and the Arts (pp. 149-163). Baywood Publishing Company, New York.

  • Belke B, Leder H, Carbon CC (2015). "When Challenging Art Gets Liked: Evidences for a Dual Preference Formation Process for Fluent and Non-Fluent Portraits", PLoS ONE 10(8): e0131796. 

  • 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.

  • 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, 191-202.

  • Belke, B., & Leder, H. (2006). “Annahmen eines Modells der ästhetischen Erfahrung aus kognitionspsychologischer Perspektive”, In: Sonderforschungsbereich 626 (Hrsg.) Ästhetische Erfahrung: Gegenstände, Konzepte, Geschichtlichkeit [trans. Aesthetic Experience: Objects, Concepts, Historicity], Berlin.

  • 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). 

  • Leder, H., Augustin, D., & Belke, B. (2005). “Art and Cognition! Consequences for Experimental Aesthetics”, Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts (2), 11-20.

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

  • Belke, B., Leder, H (2004). Einflüsse von expliziten Stilinformationen auf ästhetisches Erleben bei moderner Kunst. Poster presentation, 44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Göttingen, 26.-30.09.2004 (unveröffentlicht).

  • Belke, B., & Leder, H. (2004). “Mastering style: Influences of stylistic information on appreciation of abstract paintings”, in: Joao P. Frois, Pedro Andrade, and Frederico Marques (Eds.), Art and Science: Proceedings of the XVIII Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.