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Aesthetic science : connecting minds, brains, and experience

Author: Arthur P Shimamura; Stephen E Palmer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to have an "aesthetic" experience? In this book, philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists address the nature of aesthetic experiences from their own discipline's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur P Shimamura; Stephen E Palmer
ISBN: 9780199355808 0199355800 9780199732142 0199732140
OCLC Number: 900639942
Description: xii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Toward a science of aesthetics : ideas & issues / Arthur P. Shimamura --
The philosophy of art and aesthetics, psychology, and neuroscience : studies in literature, visual arts, and music / Noel Carroll, Margaret Moore, & William P. Seeley --
Aesthetic theory and aesthetic science : prospects for integration / Vincent Bergeron & Dominic McIver Lopes --
Triangulating aesthetic experience / Murray Smith --
Art and the anthropologists / Gregory Currie --
Aesthetic science and artistic knowledge / Blake Gopnik --
Empirical investigation of an aesthetic experience with art / Paul J. Locher --
Hidden knowledge in aesthetic judgments : preferences for colors and spatial compositions / Stephen E. Palmer, Karen B. Schloss, & Jonathan S. Gardner --
Processing fluency, aesthetic pleasure, and culturally shared taste / Rolf Reber --
Human emotions and aesthetic experience / Paul J. Silvia --
Artistic development : the three essential spheres / Kimberly M. Sheridan & Howard Gardner --
Neuroaesthetics : growing pains of a new discipline / Anjan Chatterjee --
The modularity of aesthetic processing and perception in the human brain : functional neuroimaging studies of neuroaesthetics / Ulrich Kirk --
Art compositions elicit distributed activation in the human brain / Alumit Ishai --
A cognitive & behavioral neurological approach to aesthetics / Zachary A. Miller & Bruce L. Miller --
Neurology of visual aesthetics : Indian nymphs, modern art, and sexy beaks / V.S. Ramachandran & Elizabeth Seckel.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur P. Shimamura and Stephen E. Palmer.

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