Silvia, Paul

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Comparing two appraisal models of interest 2006 1289 "Interest is an emotion associated with curiosity, exploration, and knowledge-seeking (Fredrickson, 1998; Izard, 1977; Silvia, 2005a, 2005b, 2006; Tomkins, 1962). The first researchers to propose an appraisal structure of interest were Smith and Ell...
Exploring rejection as an action tendency of negative aesthetic emotions 2007 1329 "The present research focused on appraisal theories and emotional responses to art. Using a within-subjects design, Study 1 explored the role of value incongruence, perceived intention, and unpleasantness in the appraisal structures of anger and disg...
Listening between the notes: personality, listening context, and aesthetic chills in everyday music listening 2012 4256 Why do people get chills in response to music? Most people report feeling chills — experienced as goose bumps, shivers down the spine, or hair standing on end — at least sometimes when listening to music, but a small minority of people sa...
Metaphorically speaking: the role of cognitive abilities in the production of figurative language 2012 3018 Figurative language is one of the most common expressions of creative behavior in everyday life. However, the cognitive mechanisms behind figures of speech such as metaphor remain largely unexplained. Recent evidence suggests fluid and executive abil...
Brain networks underlying figurative language production 2015 1656 Metaphor is a common form of figurative language, yet little is known about how the brain produces novel figurative expressions. Related research suggests that dynamic interactions between large-scale brain systems support a range of complex cognitiv...
A meta-analysis of individual differences in humor production and personality 2015 1144 One main area of focus in humor production research is exploring individual differences in humor production ability (i.e., the ability to produce something funny on the spot), particularly via its relationship with personality. The last 40 years of r...
Understanding inner music: a dimensional approach to musical imagery 2017 492 Inner music—hearing music inside your head that isn’t playing in the environment—is a common experience that takes many forms. Research on inner music, however, has primarily emphasized instances of involuntary, aversive musical imagery, such as “ear...
Remotely close associations: openness to experience and semantic memory structure 2017 329 Openness to experience—the enjoyment of novel experiences, ideas, and unconventional perspectives—has shown several connections to cognition that suggest open people might have different cognitive processes than those low in openness. People high in ...
Daydreaming Styles and Brain Functional Connectivity 2018 329 "Intrinsic modes of thinking, like daydreaming, are in large part related to more general thinking styles. Through neuroimaging techniques, we are able to identify daydreaming connectivity within brain networks. The brain’s default mode network is ty...