with regard to psychological aesthetics, a reaction which shows autonomic response via a viewer to a work of art, in contrast to cortical stimulation. The aspect consists of simple-complex, disorderly-orderly elements, and clear-indefinite, that are said to show subjective uncertainty.

UNCERTAINTY-AROUSAL FACTOR: "It would behoove you all, when studying for the final exam, to make sure you thoroughly understand the uncertainty-arousal factor."
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