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"I like how it looks but it is not beautiful" : Sensory appeal beyond beauty

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MUTH, Claudia, Jochen BRIESEN, Claus-Christian CARBON, 2020. "I like how it looks but it is not beautiful" : Sensory appeal beyond beauty. In: Poetics. Elsevier. 79, 101376. ISSN 0304-422X. eISSN 1872-7514. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.poetic.2019.101376

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