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How literature plays with the brain : the neuroscience of reading and art

Author: Paul B Armstrong
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
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Examines the parallels between certain features of literary experience and functions of the brain. For critics and students of literature, this book engages fundamental questions within the  Read more...

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Armstrong, Paul B., 1949-
How literature plays with the brain.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012044603
(OCoLC)823085226
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Armstrong
ISBN: 9781421410036 1421410036
OCLC Number: 855534540
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The brain and aesthetic experience --
How the brain learns to read and the play of harmony and dissonance --
The neuroscience of the hermeneutic circle --
The temporality of reading and the de-centered brain --
The social brain and the paradox of the alter ego --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Paul B. Armstrong.

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