Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Author: Joseph P. Huston,Marcos Nadal,Mora Teruel Mora,Luigi Francesco Agnati,Camilo José Cela Conde

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199670005

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 545

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Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. Our ancestors have decorated their bodies, tools, and utensils for over 100,000 years. The expression of meaning using color, line, sound, rhythm, or movement, among other means, constitutes a fundamental aspect of our species' biological and cultural heritage. Art and aesthetics, therefore, contribute to our species identity and distinguish it from its living and extinctrelatives. This volume brings together the work on such questions by leading experts in genetics, psychology, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, art history, and philosophy. It sets the stagefor a cognitive neuroscience of art and aesthetics, understood in the broadest possible terms. With sections on visual art, dance, music, neuropsychology, and evolution, the breadth of this volume's scope reflects the richness and variety of topics and methods currently used today by scientists to understand the way our brain endows us with the faculty to produce and appreciate art and aesthetics.
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The Aesthetic Brain

How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Author: Anjan Chatterjee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199811806

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics and art. Using neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Chatterjee shows how beauty, pleasure, and art are grounded biologically, and offers explanations for why beauty, pleasure, and art exist at all.
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The Aesthetic Mind

Philosophy and Psychology

Author: Elisabeth Schellekens,Peter Goldie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691517

Category: Art

Page: 455

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The Aesthetic Mind breaks new ground in bringing together empirical sciences and philosophy to enhance our understanding of art and the aesthetic. An eminent international team of experts explores the roles of emotion, imagination, empathy, and beauty in this realm of human experience, discussing visual and literary art, music, and dance.
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The Posthuman Condition

Consciousness Beyond the Brain

Author: Robert Pepperell

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500488

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 199

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This text addresses the impact of new technology on our ideas about art, science, philosophy and what it is to be haman. It argues that many of our beliefs are no longer useful or relevant and we must develop new ways of thinking about and understanding the complexity of contemporary existence.
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The Psychology of Visual Art

Eye, Brain and Art

Author: George Mather

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107005981

Category: Art

Page: 211

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A contemporary and interdisciplinary perspective on the study of art, connecting and integrating ideas from across the humanities and sciences.
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Inner Vision

An Exploration of Art and the Brain

Author: Semir Zeki

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198505198

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Beautifully illustrated and vividly written, "Inner Vision" explores how different areas of the brain shape responses to visual arts. 84 color illustrations. 8 halftones. 30 line illustrations.
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Art and the Senses

Author: Francesca Bacci,David Melcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230609

Category: Art

Page: 642

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The senses play a vital role in our health, our social interactions, and in enjoying food, music and the arts. The book provides a unique interdisciplinary overview of the senses, ranging from the neuroscience of sensory processing in the body, to cultural influences on how the senses are used in society, to the role of the senses in the arts.
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Rhythm, Music, and the Brain

Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications

Author: Michael Thaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136762868

Category: Music

Page: 272

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With the advent of modern cognitive neuroscience and new tools of studying the human brain "live," music as a highly complex, temporally ordered and rule-based sensory language quickly became a fascinating topic of study. The question of "how" music moves us, stimulates our thoughts, feelings, and kinesthetic sense, and how it can reach the human experience in profound ways is now measured with the advent of modern cognitive neuroscience. The goal of Rhythm, Music and the Brain is an attempt to bring the knowledge of the arts and the sciences and review our current state of study about the brain and music, specifically rhythm. The author provides a thorough examination of the current state of research, including the biomedical applications of neurological music therapy in sensorimotor speech and cognitive rehabilitation. This book will be of interest for the lay and professional reader in the sciences and arts as well as the professionals in the fields of neuroscientific research, medicine, and rehabilitation.
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Blake, Deleuzian Aesthetics, and the Digital

Author: Claire Colebrook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441114378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Drawing on recent theories of digital media and on the materiality of words and images, this fascinating study makes three original claims about the work of William Blake. First, Blake offers a critique of digital media. His poetry and method of illuminated printing is directed towards uncovering an analogical language. Second, Blake's work can be read as a performative. Finally, Blake's work is at one and the same time immanent and transcendent, aiming to return all forms of divinity and the sacred to the human imagination, stressing that 'all deities reside in the human breast,' but it also stresses that the human has powers or potentials that transcend experience and judgement: deities reside in the human breast. These three claims are explored through the concept of incarnation: the incarnation of ideas in words and images, the incarnation of words in material books and their copies, the incarnation of human actions and events in bodies, and the incarnation of spirit in matter.
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