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The artful mind : cognitive science and the riddle of human creativity

Author: Mark Turner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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All normal human beings alive in the last fifty thousand years appear to have possessed, in Mark Turner's phrase, "irrepressibly artful minds." Cognitively modern minds produced a staggering list of behavioral singularities--science, religion, mathematics, language, advanced tool use, decorative dress, dance, culture, art--that seems to indicate a mysterious and unexplained discontinuity between us and all other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Artful mind.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005031824
(OCoLC)62281884
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Turner
ISBN: 9780195345636 0195345630 9780195306361 0195306368 0199851034 9780199851034 9781429438513 1429438517
OCLC Number: 79256209
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Art and cognitive evolution / Merlin Donald --
The aesthetic faculty / Terrence Deacon --
A cognitive account of aesthetics / Francis Steen --
Composition and emotion / David Freedberg --
The art of compression / Mark Turner --
The cognitive tango / Lawrence M. Zbikowski --
Dynamics of completion / Shirley Brice Heath --
The neuroscience of form in art / George Lakoff --
Form and meaning in art / Per Aage Brandt --
Slippages of meaning and form / Stephen Murray --
Making relics work / Robert A. Scott --
Architectural space as metaphor in the Greek sanctuary / Gloria Ferrari --
The neurology of ambiguity / Semir Zeki --
Mastering ambiguity / Marc De Mey.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Turner.

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Cognitively human minds produced a list of behavioral singularities that indicate a discontinuity between them and all other living things. This fact gives rise to questions such as: How did the  Read more...

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the collection in this book has depth, novelty and a very wide scope. * John Pickering, Journal of Consciousness Studies *

 
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