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The age of insight : the quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and brain : from Vienna 1900 to the present

Author: Eric R Kandel
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A brilliant book by a Nobel Prize winner, "The Age of Insight" takes readers to Vienna in 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind--our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions--and how mind and brain relate to art.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kandel, Eric R.
Age of insight.
New York : Random House, ©2012
(DLC) 2011025274
(OCoLC)724650907
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Kandel
ISBN: 9781588369307 1588369307 1299258999 9781299258990
OCLC Number: 785573183
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 636 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: A psychoanalytic psychology and art of unconscious emotion --
An inward turn : Vienna 1900 --
Exploring the truths hidden beneath the surface : origins of a scientific medicine --
Viennese artists, writers, and scientists meet in the Zuckerkandl Salon --
Exploring the brain beneath the skull : origins of a scientific psychiatry --
Exploring mind together with the brain : the development of a brain-based psychology --
Exploring mind apart from the brain : origins of a dynamic psychology --
Searching for inner meaning in literature --
The depiction of modern women's sexuality in art --
The depiction of the psyche in art --
The fusion of eroticism, aggression, and anxiety in art --
A cognitive psychology of visual perception and emotional response to art --
Discovering the beholder's share --
Observation is also invention : the brain as a creativity machine --
The emergence of twentieth-century painting --
A biological science of the beholder's visual response to art --
The brain's processing of visual images --
Deconstruction of the visual image: the building blocks of form perception --
Reconstruction of the world we see : vision is information processing --
High-level vision and the brain's perception of face, hands, and body --
Top-down processing of information : using memory to find meaning --
The deconstruction of emotion : the search for emotional primitives --
The artistic depiction of emotion through the face, hands, body, and color --
Unconscious emotions, conscious feelings, and their bodily expression --
A biological science of the beholder's emotional response to art --
Top-down control of cognitive emotional information --
The biological response to beauty and ugliness in art --
The beholder's share : entering the private theater of another's mind --
The biology of the beholder's share : modeling other people's minds --
How the brain regulates emotion and empathy --
An evolving dialogue between visual art and science --
Artistic universals and the austrian expressionists --
The creative brain --
The cognitive unconscious and the creative brain --
Brain circuits for creativity --
Talent, creativity, and brain development --
Knowing ourselves : the new dialogue between art and science.
Responsibility: Eric R. Kandel.

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A brilliant book by a Nobel Prize winner, "The Age of Insight" takes readers to Vienna in 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind--our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions--and how mind and brain relate to art.

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