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Aesthetic appreciation and Spanish art: insights from eye-tracking

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Aesthetic appreciation and Spanish art: insights from eye-tracking. / Bailey-Ross, Claire Stephanie; Beresford, Andrew; Smith, Daniel; Warwick, Claire .

In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 31.07.2019.

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Bailey-Ross, CS, Beresford, A, Smith, D & Warwick, C 2019, 'Aesthetic appreciation and Spanish art: insights from eye-tracking', Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqz027

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Bailey-Ross, C. S., Beresford, A., Smith, D., & Warwick, C. (2019). Aesthetic appreciation and Spanish art: insights from eye-tracking. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqz027

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Bailey-Ross CS, Beresford A, Smith D, Warwick C. Aesthetic appreciation and Spanish art: insights from eye-tracking. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. 2019 Jul 31. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqz027

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Bailey-Ross, Claire Stephanie ; Beresford, Andrew ; Smith, Daniel ; Warwick, Claire . / Aesthetic appreciation and Spanish art: insights from eye-tracking. In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. 2019.

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