The following article was recently sent out in one of the OCA forums: Here’s Why Spiky Shapes Seem Angry And Round Sounds Are Calming . I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw it, but it is a summary of psychological study findings, and has interesting implications.
This reminded me of a Drawing 1 exercise where I needed to “make marks holding an emotion”:
On the face of it, this gives a strong correlation with the study. Going further, however, I started thinking about my personal preferences – see the recent research point. It seems I my have a preference towards a low “spectral centroid” (SC), which are considered more calming.