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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 327–360.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Francisco Ortega; Fernando Vidal Since the 1990s, several disciplines, from neuroanthropology to neurotheology, have emerged at the interface between neuroscience and the social and human sciences. These “neurodisciplines” share basic assumptions about the brain/mind relationship, a preference...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
... lead to a fundamentally new reading of Jane Austen's last novel, Persuasion (1818). Austen's was a period when a dominant constructionist psychology—associationism—vied with emergent brain-based,organicist, and nativist theories of mind. Austen pointedly contrasts a heroine seemingly formed...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 237–295.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Questions about the anthropological origin and function of representation tend to be regarded as at best supplemental, and at worst simply irrelevant, to the synchronic question of the causal mechanisms involved in the production of representation in the brain. I argue that this view is fundamentally...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Elizabeth Bradburn Is reading poetry good for you? Drawing on evidence that reading poetry involves some of the same brain structures as those upon which human psychological well-being depends, this essay argues that George Herbert’s devotional lyrics, long understood as Christian meditations...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 395–428.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of narratology should be aligned with what we know about language and the brain. The formalist goal of identifying orderly, universal structures of mind, language, and narrative does not match up well with the probabilistic, reciprocal interactions in the brain through which cognitive patterns emerge from our...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 497–516.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Federico Langer This is an exciting era for experimental (or empirical) aesthetics. For the first time developments in cognitive neuroscience have made it possible to probe the brain for the mechanisms involved in the appreciation and creation of works of art. These are exciting times, too...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., a productive grotesque, is an archetype. However, with the support of some recent hypotheses in evolutionary anthropology and biology, the article refurbishes the term archetype for reuse, recognizing that it signals a painful cognitive failure. The cognitive perspective allows us to understand how our brains...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 663–692.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Alan Richardson Imagination has, however surprisingly, become a term to conjure with in the sciences of brain and mind. This essay considers the ways “imagination” is currently being constructed by cognitive scientists and neuroscientists in relation to a humanist discourse on imagination going...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... with narrative through a focus on the neurobiology of consciousness. By casting a neurosurgeon as his protagonist, McEwan attends to what damaged brains can reveal about how story-loving human beings “mind the world. Moreover, in this essay the work of Gerald Edelman in neuroscience and Lisa Feldman Barrett...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... As George Lakoff noted, “The people who did this got into my brain, even three thousand miles away. All those symbols were connected to more of my identity than I could have realized.” This study attempts to characterize this distinctive explosion of testimonial and elegiac poetry. © 2005 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 663–695.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Jeremy Page Abstract Daniel C. Dennett has argued that the self is a “theorists’ fiction,” a narrative self that is spun from the brain and functions like a center of gravity; an abstraction that is “supremely useful,” even if an ontological fiction. Various theorists, including Priscilla Brandon...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 March 2002
... social transmission, cultural programs come to take forms which have a good fit to the natural capacities of the human brain” (D'Andrade 1980). The third stage treats the versification systems as cultural artifacts and attempts to account for the differences among them. The fourth stage examines what...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... by the brain). Monteverdi and Busenello’s Coronation of Poppaea and Hóng Shēng’s Palace of Lasting Life use contrastive poetic and musical styles to dramatize the debate-like quality inherent in such negotiations, further revealing a strong connection between the affective “ingredients” that make up socially...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 201–231.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Margaret H. Freeman Crane Mary Thomas , Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2001 . x + 265 pp. Deppman Jed , Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson . Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press , 2008 . x...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 127–137.
Published: 01 March 2003
...). Culler, Jonathan 1982 On Deconstruction:Theory and Criticism after Structuralism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press). Doležel, Lúbomir, and Richard W. Bailey, eds. 1969 Statistics and Style (New York:American Elsevier). Edelman, Gerald M. 1998 “Building a Picture of the Brain,” Daedalus...
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Published: 01 June 2024
Figure 1 Detail from Ja und Nein , “So reagierten Leser” (“This Is What Our Readers Said”). The two captions read: “Here, we present to you the author: ZUSE, an electronic brain” and “An original poem by ZUSE, in the poet's handwriting.” The poem reads: “no kiss is silent / or love is silent More
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 213–233.
Published: 01 June 2017
... mind history of cognition References Anderson Michael L. 2014 After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain ( Cambridge, MA : MIT Press ). Anderson Miranda N.d. A History of Distributed Cognition , www.hdc.ed.ac.uk (accessed January 13, 2017...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 471–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... University Press). Griffiths, Timothy D. 2008 “Capturing Creativity,” Brain 131 : 6 -7. Hanson, H. M. 1959 “Effects of Discrimination Training on Stimulus Generalization,” Journal of Experimental Psychology 58 : 321 -34. Hawkins, Jeff, and Sandra Blakeslee 2005 On Intelligence (New...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 1998 Enchanted Looms: Conscious Networks in Brains and Computers ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ). Daly Herman Cobb John C. Jr. 1989 For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future ( Boston : Beacon Press...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 547–548.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Press, 2001. xx + 248 pp. In his extensively researched book, Alan Richardson presents the reader with a new approach to reading British Romantic literature based on the burgeoning field of brain science, which, he argues, was itself undergoing a Romantic revolution in the early 1800s. The new...