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Modern Language Quarterly 11060455.
Published: 12 February 2024
... of Washington 2024 W. H. Auden ecology neuroscience self Jakob von Uexküll The Surface of the World: W. H. Auden and the Umwelt Lorenzo Bartolucci Abstract Before alighting on his vocation, the poet W. H. Auden grew up among doctors and went to Oxford University to study not literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., neuroscience, and the so-called hard problem of consciousness in philosophy has evidently led Kramnick to a renewed commitment to “the disunity of science,” to a pluralism grounded in the conviction that “one discipline fails to reduce to another because the world explained by the disciplines is plural in kind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 527–531.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of personal identity. Harrison’s account exposes a paradox at the heart of contemporary neuroscience: our modern sense of consciousness is private—it is, in Thomas Nagel’s ( 1979 ) phrase, “what it is like” to experience something—and this personal character makes it hard for philosophers to theorize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 1996
..., including those of neuroscience, make sense only against a background of narratives that show what it is to use these con- cepts and perform these practices (that show, Cora Diamond would say, how to live with them).l* This is a version of Hubert Dreyfus’s hermeneutical or practical holism, which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 77–101.
Published: 01 March 2014
... psychoanalysis for efficacy and surpassed it in the evidence base for their claims. Clinical psychol- ogy and cognitive neuroscience base their own understandings of the mind on vast numbers of controlled experiments on volunteers and on the understandings of brain function derived from the study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 554–557.
Published: 01 December 2017
... problem of consciousness—formulated by David Chalmers as the barrier to explaining why conscious brain states feel the way they do (10)—motivates poets who embrace modernity and are stimulated by neuroscience to seek out smaller and more elusive enigmas. As cognitive science demystifies the relationship...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 532–537.
Published: 01 December 2021
... over the modern-day dividing line. Writing as if this same problem had now been solved by our superior cognitive neurosciences, Noggle pokes fun at the pseudoempiricist: “A fantasy substance in the brain radically unavailable to sense helps David Hartley mediate between what feels and what is felt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 213–215.
Published: 01 June 2010
...: Response and Physiological Connectivity of the Mesolimbic System,” NeuroImage 28 (2005): 175 – 84. I describe a number of other studies about the effects of music on the brain in “Arts in the Brain; or, What Might Neuroscience Tell Us?” in Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts, ed. Frederick...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., “The Rewards of Music Listen- ing: Response and Physiological Connectivity of the Mesolimbic System,” NeuroImage 28 (2005): 175 – 84. I describe a number of other studies about the effects of music on the brain in “Arts in the Brain; or, What Might Neuroscience Tell Us?” in Toward a Cognitive Theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 218–222.
Published: 01 June 2010
...: Response and Physiological Connectivity of the Mesolimbic System,” NeuroImage 28 (2005): 175 – 84. I describe a number of other studies about the effects of music on the brain in “Arts in the Brain; or, What Might Neuroscience Tell Us?” in Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts, ed. Frederick...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 222–225.
Published: 01 June 2010
... (2005): 175 – 84. I describe a number of other studies about the effects of music on the brain in “Arts in the Brain; or, What Might Neuroscience Tell Us?” in Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts, ed. Frederick Luis Aldama (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010), 13 – 35. Halmi Review...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 226–228.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., “The Rewards of Music Listen- ing: Response and Physiological Connectivity of the Mesolimbic System,” NeuroImage 28 (2005): 175 – 84. I describe a number of other studies about the effects of music on the brain in “Arts in the Brain; or, What Might Neuroscience Tell Us?” in Toward a Cognitive Theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 509–527.
Published: 01 December 2023
... interest in a speculative extrapolation from brain science, started to look more closely at the interaction between the eye and the visual image, the marks on the page. From the perspective of current neuroscience, there is indeed a royal road from the psychology of perception to the neurophysiology...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and interpretation, as when we “explain” a poem. Literary critics tend to downplay causality—“why?” is not our favorite question—and usually refer the sources of a text’s meaning or form to disciplines other than literary criticism, such as history, biography, economics, philosophy, or neuroscience. Thus scholars...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... studies: Darwinian models of cultural transformation, evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, network theory. Perhaps no figure has been associated with these developments more than Franco Moretti, who has made the spectacular translation of the historical materialism of his Marxist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
...,” and “attitudes”). Below the diagram is a key or legend with tiny symbols, indicating the conversion of words into “auditory” and “articulatory” verbal images as well. Drawing on terms from nineteenth-century elocutionary science as well as twentieth-century neuroscience, this pseudoscientific scheme outlines...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... . Creative Evolution , translated by Mitchell Arthur . London : Macmillan . Bergson Henri . 1972 . Mélanges , edited by Robinet André . Paris : Presses Universitaires de France . Boden Margaret A. 2014 . “ Creativity as a Neuroscientific Mystery .” In Neuroscience...
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