A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field: Bridging the Humanities-Neurosciences Divide

A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field: Bridging the Humanities-Neurosciences Divide

by Barbara Maria Stafford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226770559

ISBN-13: 9780226770550

Pub. Date: 06/01/2011

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In A Field Guide to a New Meta-field, Barbara Maria Stafford marshals a distinguished group of thinkers to forge a groundbreaking dialogue between the emerging brain sciences and the liberal arts and social sciences.

Stafford's book examines meaning and mental function from this dual experimental perspective. The wide-ranging essays included here-from Frank

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In A Field Guide to a New Meta-field, Barbara Maria Stafford marshals a distinguished group of thinkers to forge a groundbreaking dialogue between the emerging brain sciences and the liberal arts and social sciences.

Stafford's book examines meaning and mental function from this dual experimental perspective. The wide-ranging essays included here-from Frank Echenhofer's foray into shamanist hallucinogenic visions to David Bashwiner's analysis of emotion and danceability in music-develop a common language for implementing programmatic and institutional change. Demonstrating how formerly divided fields are converging around shared issues, A Field Guide to a New Meta-field maps a high-level, cross-disciplinary adventure from one of our leading figures in visual studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226770550
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................vii
INTRODUCTION Barbara Maria Stafford Crystal and Smoke PUTTING IMAGE BACK IN MIND....................1
ONE Thomas Habinek Tentacular Mind STOICISM, NEUROSCIENCE, AND THE CONFIGURATIONS OF PHYSICAL REALITY....................64
TWO Susanne Küchler The Extended Mind AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON MIND, AGENCY AND "SMART" MATERIALS....................84
THREE Naoum P. Issa and Ari Rosenberg Tartini's Devil PERIPHERAL MECHANISMS THAT UNDERLIE SENSORY ILLUSIONS....................108
FOUR Philip J. Ethington Sociovisual Perspective VISION AND THE FORMS OF THE HUMAN PAST....................123
FIVE Frank Echenhofer Ayahuasca Shamanic Visions INTEGRATING NEUROSCIENCE, PSYCHOTHERAPY, AND SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES....................153
SIX Anne C. Benvenuti and Elizabeth J.L. Davenport The New Archaic A NEUROPHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS WAYS OF KNOWING....................204
SEVEN David Michael Bashwiner Lifting the Foot THE NEURAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE "PATHOLOGICAL" RESPONSE TO MUSIC....................239
EIGHT Sarah Williams Goldhagen Alvar Aalto's Astonishing Rationalism....................267
NINE Nicholas Tresilian Semantic Reciprocity TOWARD A NEUROSCIENCE OF CULTURAL CHANGE....................309
CONTRIBUTORS....................335
INDEX....................339

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