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TUTORIAL : Beauty Perception of Turing Patterns online experiment

What are Turing Patterns and why is it interesting to study their beauty.

Turing Patterns are just patterns we find everywhere in nature on on animal bodies! They are named avec Alan Turing (the computer scientist and mathematician who developed the first mathematical model to describe how animal patterns appear through morphogenesis.

You can read the Working Paper 2 for more information on the page Publications or Scientific Outreach.

Thank you for involving in the experiment online on your personal judgment of beauty of Turing Patterns !


This experiment is a subjective assessment of your perception of beauty of Turing patterns.

You will be asked to choose between a duo of two juxtapose images of synthetic Turing Patterns which one is the most beautiful duo to your personal aesthetic judgment.

B/ How long will last the experiment?

The experiment should last about 1 hour.

You should take few seconds to observe the images, trust your personal feelings. There is no good or bad answer.

  • Can I make a break? Yes you can.
  • Can I stop/quit the experiment and How to quit it? You can press escape keep to stop the experiment! Attention, if you do not do the experiment until the end, you will not get paid.

C/ Process of the experiment

So you are still into it? Let’s see how will work the experiment and how it will be presented. The design is very simple.

  1. First you will see a welcome window. Press ENTER to continue

2- Second you will be assigned an anonymat number to preserve the anonymat of your data

3- Then the experiment will start, you will see a screen with 4 images by pairs of two. A duo on the left and a duo on the right. Take few seconds to compare them and choose the pair/duo you find most beautiful by clicking on the bar at the bottom : left for the left duo / right for the right duo. A red circle will appear and next window will come.

4- A end window will appear at the end of the experiment.

And it’s done!

Thank you for your participation !

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