Kinesic Humor literature, embodied cognition, and the dynamics of gesture (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Kinesic Humor literature, embodied cognition, and the dynamics of gesture

Author: Guillemette Bolens
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literature is one of the richest sources of information concerning the ways in which human beings are able to play with cognition. According to the theory of embodied cognition, human cognition is grounded in sensorimotricity, i.e., the ability to feel, perceive, and move. The pervading cognitive process called perceptual simulation, which is activated when we cognitively process a gesture in a real-life situation,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guillemette Bolens
ISBN: 9780190930073 0190930071
OCLC Number: 1256681976
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Kinesic Humor and the Dynamics of GestureChapter One: Milton: Surprised By HumorChapter Two: Sterne: The Naturalness of a Toe MovementChapter Three: Saint-Simon: Speed and Touch, or How to Push a DukeChapter Four: Rousseau: Fast Breathing and Trembling HandsChapter Five: Stendhal: Walking Styles and Emotional PracticeChapter Six: Ovid and Chretien de Troyes: Pyramus, Thisbe, and Yvain's Hypersensitive LionChapter Seven: Cervantes: Laughing at a MetaphorConclusion: Jacques Tati and Eddie IzzardBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Guillemette Bolens.

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Literature is one of the richest sources of information concerning the ways in which human beings are able to play with cognition. According to the theory of embodied cognition, human cognition is grounded in sensorimotricity, i.e., the ability to feel, perceive, and move. The pervading cognitive process called perceptual simulation, which is activated when we cognitively process a gesture in a real-life situation, is also recruited when we read about actions, movements, and gestures in texts. 'Kinesic Humor' examines literary works written by major authors - including Chrétien de Troyes, Cervantes, Milton, Saint-Simon, Rousseau, Sterne, and Stendhal - in which perceptual simulations of complex sensorimotor events and kinesic interactions trigger humorous effects.

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Guillemette Bolens's new book takes her powerful theory of kinesic analysis into the rich and complex territory of humor, showing that the sensory and motor resources of human cognition permeate Read more...

 
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