Oshin Vartanian

Summary

Affiliation: York University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuroanatomical correlates of aesthetic preference for paintings
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 Canada
    Neuroreport 15:893-7. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The link between composition and balance in masterworks vs. paintings of lower artistic quality
    Oshin Vartanian
    University of Maine, ME, USA
    Br J Psychol 96:493-503. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Smarter than we think: when our brains detect that we are biased
    Wim De Neys
    Experimental Psychology Lab, University of Leuven, Tiensestraat 102, Leuven, Belgium
    Psychol Sci 19:483-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Task constraints modulate activation in right ventral lateral prefrontal cortex
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
    Neuroimage 27:927-33. 2005
  5. pmc Frontotemporal dementia selectively impairs transitive reasoning about familiar spatial environments
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neuropsychology 23:619-26. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Levels of conflict in reasoning modulate right lateral prefrontal cortex
    Melanie Stollstorff
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Res 1428:24-32. 2012
  7. pmc Impact of contour on aesthetic judgments and approach-avoidance decisions in architecture
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:10446-53. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Dissociating the roles of right ventral lateral and dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex in generation and maintenance of hypotheses in set-shift problems
    Vinod Goel
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
    Cereb Cortex 15:1170-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric specialization in human prefrontal cortex for resolving certain and uncertain inferences
    Vinod Goel
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cereb Cortex 17:2245-50. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Lesions to right prefrontal cortex impair real-world planning through premature commitments
    Vinod Goel
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Neuropsychologia 51:713-24. 2013

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuroanatomical correlates of aesthetic preference for paintings
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 Canada
    Neuroreport 15:893-7. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The link between composition and balance in masterworks vs. paintings of lower artistic quality
    Oshin Vartanian
    University of Maine, ME, USA
    Br J Psychol 96:493-503. 2005
    ..To the extent that balance is considered a function of composition, the results suggest that masterworks are distinguished from works of lower artistic quality for reasons other than solely composition...
  3. doi request reprint Smarter than we think: when our brains detect that we are biased
    Wim De Neys
    Experimental Psychology Lab, University of Leuven, Tiensestraat 102, Leuven, Belgium
    Psychol Sci 19:483-9. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that people detect their bias when they give intuitive responses...
  4. ncbi request reprint Task constraints modulate activation in right ventral lateral prefrontal cortex
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
    Neuroimage 27:927-33. 2005
    ..These results extend the lesion data and imaging studies by demonstrating that a relative absence of constraints on the solution space is sufficient to engage right ventral lateral PFC in hypothesis generation tasks...
  5. pmc Frontotemporal dementia selectively impairs transitive reasoning about familiar spatial environments
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neuropsychology 23:619-26. 2009
    ..These results indicate a degree of selectivity in the cognitive deficits of this patient population and suggest that the frontal-temporal lobe system may play a necessary role in reasoning about familiar material...
  6. doi request reprint Levels of conflict in reasoning modulate right lateral prefrontal cortex
    Melanie Stollstorff
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Res 1428:24-32. 2012
    ..This supports the idea that this specific region is engaged to resolve conflict, including during deductive reasoning. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought"...
  7. pmc Impact of contour on aesthetic judgments and approach-avoidance decisions in architecture
    Oshin Vartanian
    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:10446-53. 2013
    ..Furthermore, the combination of our behavioral and neural evidence underscores the role of emotion in our preference for curvilinear objects in this domain...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dissociating the roles of right ventral lateral and dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex in generation and maintenance of hypotheses in set-shift problems
    Vinod Goel
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
    Cereb Cortex 15:1170-7. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric specialization in human prefrontal cortex for resolving certain and uncertain inferences
    Vinod Goel
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cereb Cortex 17:2245-50. 2007
    ..We postulate this role involves the maintenance of ambiguous mental representations that temper premature overinterpretation by the left hemisphere...
  10. doi request reprint Lesions to right prefrontal cortex impair real-world planning through premature commitments
    Vinod Goel
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Neuropsychologia 51:713-24. 2013
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Weighting of contingency information in causal judgement: evidence of hypothesis dependence and use of a positive-test strategy
    David R Mandel
    DRDC Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 62:2388-408. 2009
    ..The findings reveal that cell weighting in causal judgement is both unequal and hypothesis dependent...
  12. doi request reprint Negative emotions can attenuate the influence of beliefs on logical reasoning
    Vinod Goel
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Cogn Emot 25:121-31. 2011
    ..Drawing on the affect infusion model, we attribute this effect to a more vigilant, systematic scrutiny of beliefs in the presence of negative emotions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Creativity and inductive reasoning: the relationship between divergent thinking and performance on Wasons 246 task
    Oshin Vartanian
    University of Maine, Orono, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol A 56:641-55. 2003
    ..These results imply that successful participants benefited from the provision of feedback on the first announcement by switching to a more successful strategy in the hypothesis-testing sequence...