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Neuromania: On the limits of brain science

Paolo Legrenzi and Carlo Umiltà

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591343
eISBN:
9780191729164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591343.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuroaesthetics, and neurotheology are just a few of the novel disciplines that have been inspired by a combination of ancient knowledge together with recent ... More


Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

The brain sciences are influencing our understanding of human behavior as never before, from neuropsychiatry and neuroeconomics to neurotheology and neuroaesthetics. Many now believe that the brain ... More


Subjective Aesthetics in Film

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes those features of film that provide the feeling that a given part of a film is not a transparent representation of exterior reality but a representation either of inner life or ... More


Introduction: Evolution, Biology, Culture, and Film

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter advocates an embodied approach to studying the film experience because mind and body is a functional totality, and it argues that film studies and other fields within the humanities ... More


Introduction to Part II: The PECMA Flow

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction to Part II discusses how knowledge of the brain’s processing of information provides crucial insight into central phenomena in visual aesthetics, especially in film aesthetics, and ... More


Aesthetic Science and Artistic Knowledge

Blake Gopnik

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0036
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The scientific study of art, and in particular its latest incarnation in neuroaesthetics, has tended to treat works of art  as perceptual stimuli with emotional effects.  In my essay, I argue that ... More


Neuroaesthetics: Growing pains of a new discipline

Anjan Chatterjee

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0066
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Neuroaesthetics is a new field, which is gaining momentum. At this stage of its development, different kinds of writings are regarded as neuroaesthetics. The earliest forays into neuroaesthetics ... More


The Modularity of Aesthetic Processing and Perception in the Human Brain: Functional neuroimaging studies of neuroaesthetics

Ulrich Kirk

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0070
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter takes as its starting point the theory of functional specialisation in the visual system. This theory proposes that the visual system is organised into multiple, parallel systems, which ... More


Mind, body, and explanations of behaviour

Paolo Legrenzi and Carlo Umiltà

in Neuromania: On the limits of brain science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591343
eISBN:
9780191729164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591343.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines why new disciplines, which have come into being on the strength of the ‘neuro’ prefix, have invaded the realms of knowledge. It reviews the new neurodisciplines, starting from ... More


Epilogue

Zeynep Çelik Alexander

in Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485201
eISBN:
9780226485348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485348.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Sigmund Freud’s (1856-1939) posthumously published Entwurf einer Psychologie (Outline of a Psychology) is considered a turning point between his early career indebted to experimental psychology and ... More


Visual Art

Anjan Chatterjee

in The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195395549
eISBN:
9780199369201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

This chapter reviews the neuropsychology of art. First, it examines situations in which brain damage produces a paradoxical improvement in art production. Brain damage can improve art by creating a ... More


The Turn to Affect: A Critique

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In recent years, the topic of emotion has attracted more and more attention from cultural critics and theorists, and the purpose of chapter 7 is to explore the terms in which this turn to affect has ... More


Epilogue: Wildean Neuroaesthetics

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book’s epilogue discusses Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as a novel that forecasts a revitalized contemporary interest in the aesthetic implications of what has recently been called the ... More


Conclusion: Final Speculations

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The concluding chapter sums up the debates in the book and finishes with some speculations about synchronization and wider cultural issues. It notes that people appear to be increasingly able to ... More


Numbers and Fractals: Neuroaesthetics and the Scientific Subject

Patricia Pisters

in The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665976
eISBN:
9781452946382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665976.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter proposes the hypothesis that the popular obsession with mathematics and the mind of the scientist is related to a Deleuzian ontology of differences, repetitions, and folds that finds a ... More


Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Joseph P. Huston, Marcos Nadal, Francisco Mora, Luigi F. Agnati, and Camilo José Cela Conde (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. The expression of meaning using color, line, sound, rhythm, or movement constitutes a fundamental aspect ... More


Sensorimotor aesthetics: Neural correlates of aesthetic perception of dance

Beatriz Calvo-Merino

in Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the reasons why dance should be given a special treatment when under investigation in the recent topic of neuroaesthetics. The main components that participate in providing a ... More


The Neuropsychology of Visual Art

Anjan Chatterjee

in Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the neuropsychology of art. First, it examines situations in which brain damage produces a paradoxical improvement in art production. Brain damage can improve art by creating a ... More


Art and the Brain’s Reward System: Brain Processes and Neuroaesthetics

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

in The Aesthetic Animal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Chapter 7 takes the investigation of the aesthetic impulse into the human brain to understand, first, why only we—and not our closest relatives among the primates—express ourselves aesthetically; and ... More


Neuroculture: A new cultural revolution?

Francisco Mora

in Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

We are at the edge of a change in our cultural paradigms, at the beginning of opening the gates to a culture that will provide a new vision of humanity and society based on knowledge about how the ... More


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