Psychometric Tests in the Field of Drawing Based in Timing Measurements

  • C. LopezEmail author
  • F. Lopez
  • L. F. Castillo
  • M. Bedia
  • T. Gomez
  • M. Aguilera
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 292)


In the Art Education studies, one of the most interesting trends - in terms of its theoretical foundations- is the phenomena of measuring aesthetic experiences [1],[2]. However, traditionally, the teaching of art has been focused into the technical dimension of the drawings (proportionality, composition, etc.) or in cultural aspects (symbolic role, social criticism, etc.) but the analysis of aesthetic experiences have not acquired such an important status to be scientific analyzed and included in a pedagogical domain. In this paper we propose that, through metrics able to detect the ‘immersion” or “sensitivity” of an artist drawing, it would be possible to get methodological tools capable of measuring aesthetic experiences. In order to explore our hypothesis, we have analyzed the work of students of art in several experiments and we have recorded the traces of the their drawings. The traces have been evaluated and we have tested if fractal timing is found (fractal timing is a ubiquitous clue that indicates that the among the components of a cognitive system exist a coupling). The results of the experiments seem to provide a way to improve some aspects in the daily practice of art teaching and a new way to describe psicometrical parameters.


Psychometric Test Detrended Fluctuation Analysis Fractal Timing Aesthetic Experience Cognitive Science Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lopez
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Lopez
    • 1
  • L. F. Castillo
    • 3
    • 4
  • M. Bedia
    • 2
  • T. Gomez
    • 2
  • M. Aguilera
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Physical ExpressionUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Engineering SystemsNational University of ColombiaBogotáColombia
  4. 4.Department of Systems and InformaticsUniversity of CaldasCaldasColombia

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