Mindful Aesthetics: Literature and the Science of Mind by Chris Danta,Helen Groth

By Chris Danta,Helen Groth

within the previous few a long time, literary critics have more and more drawn insights from cognitive neuroscience to deepen and make clear our knowing of literary representations of brain. This cognitive flip has been both generative and contentious. whereas cognitive literary reviews has strengthened how imperative the idea that of brain is to aesthetic perform from the classical interval to the current, critics have wondered its literalism and selective borrowing of clinical authority. Mindful Aesthetics offers either those views as a part of a broader attention of the continuing and very important value of moving ideas of brain to either literary and important perform.

This assortment contributes to the forging of a 'new interdisciplinarity,' to paraphrase Alan Richardson's contemporary preface to the Neural Sublime, that's extra occupied with addressing how, instead of why, we must always navigate the more and more slim hole among the arts and the sciences.

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