Investigation of the concept of beauty via a lock-in feedback experiment

Research output: Working paperOther research output

Abstract

Lock-in feedback circuits are routinely used in physics laboratories all around the world to extract small signals out of a noisy environment. In a recent paper (M. Kaptein, R. van Emden, and D. Iannuzzi, paper under review), we have shown that one can adapt the algorithm exploited in those circuits to gain insight in behavioral economics. In this paper, we extend this concept to a very subjective socio-philosophical concept: the concept of beauty. We run an experiment on 7414 volunteers, asking them to express their opinion on the physical features of an avatar. Each participant was prompted with an image whose features were adjusted sequentially via a lock-in feedback algorithm driven by the opinion expressed by the previous participants. Our results show that the method allows one to identify the most attractive features of the avatar.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherarXiv.org
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Feedback
Networks (circuits)
Physics
Experiments
Economics

Cite this

@techreport{e1948b1c3d884e52be8552466c55dae0,
title = "Investigation of the concept of beauty via a lock-in feedback experiment",
abstract = "Lock-in feedback circuits are routinely used in physics laboratories all around the world to extract small signals out of a noisy environment. In a recent paper (M. Kaptein, R. van Emden, and D. Iannuzzi, paper under review), we have shown that one can adapt the algorithm exploited in those circuits to gain insight in behavioral economics. In this paper, we extend this concept to a very subjective socio-philosophical concept: the concept of beauty. We run an experiment on 7414 volunteers, asking them to express their opinion on the physical features of an avatar. Each participant was prompted with an image whose features were adjusted sequentially via a lock-in feedback algorithm driven by the opinion expressed by the previous participants. Our results show that the method allows one to identify the most attractive features of the avatar.",
author = "Kaptein, {Maurits C.} and {van Emden}, Robin and Davide Iannuzzi",
year = "2016",
language = "English",
publisher = "arXiv.org",
type = "WorkingPaper",
institution = "arXiv.org",

}

Investigation of the concept of beauty via a lock-in feedback experiment. / Kaptein, Maurits C.; van Emden, Robin; Iannuzzi, Davide.

arXiv.org, 2016.

Research output: Working paperOther research output

TY - UNPB

T1 - Investigation of the concept of beauty via a lock-in feedback experiment

AU - Kaptein, Maurits C.

AU - van Emden, Robin

AU - Iannuzzi, Davide

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Lock-in feedback circuits are routinely used in physics laboratories all around the world to extract small signals out of a noisy environment. In a recent paper (M. Kaptein, R. van Emden, and D. Iannuzzi, paper under review), we have shown that one can adapt the algorithm exploited in those circuits to gain insight in behavioral economics. In this paper, we extend this concept to a very subjective socio-philosophical concept: the concept of beauty. We run an experiment on 7414 volunteers, asking them to express their opinion on the physical features of an avatar. Each participant was prompted with an image whose features were adjusted sequentially via a lock-in feedback algorithm driven by the opinion expressed by the previous participants. Our results show that the method allows one to identify the most attractive features of the avatar.

AB - Lock-in feedback circuits are routinely used in physics laboratories all around the world to extract small signals out of a noisy environment. In a recent paper (M. Kaptein, R. van Emden, and D. Iannuzzi, paper under review), we have shown that one can adapt the algorithm exploited in those circuits to gain insight in behavioral economics. In this paper, we extend this concept to a very subjective socio-philosophical concept: the concept of beauty. We run an experiment on 7414 volunteers, asking them to express their opinion on the physical features of an avatar. Each participant was prompted with an image whose features were adjusted sequentially via a lock-in feedback algorithm driven by the opinion expressed by the previous participants. Our results show that the method allows one to identify the most attractive features of the avatar.

M3 - Working paper

BT - Investigation of the concept of beauty via a lock-in feedback experiment

PB - arXiv.org

ER -