Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

by Laura Otis

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ISBN-13: 9780190213473
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Series: Explorations in Narrative Psychology Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laura Otis is a Professor of English at Emory University and a former MacArthur Fellow. With an MA in Neuroscience and a PhD in Comparative Literature, she compares the creative thinking of scientists and literary writers. Otis is the author of Organic Memory, Membranes, Networking, and Müller's Lab; the translator of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's Vacation Stories; and the editor of Literature and Science in the Nineteenth Century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter One: Who's the "You"?

Chapter Two: Words Enable and Disable Thought: Michael Holquist, David Krakauer, Lynn Margulis, and Jeff Martin

Chapter Three: The Vast Range of Visual Worlds: Barry Shur, Temple Grandin, Mary Welty, Hugh Wilson, and Natasha Trethewey

Chapter Four: The Space of Language: Kate Thorpe, Jonathan Culler, and N. Katherine Hayles

Chapter Five: Beyond Visual and Verbal Thinking: Linda Richardson, Nicholas Gessler, David Finkelstein, and Barbara Zettel

Chapter Six: Thinking between Minds: Gerd Gigerenzer, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Venkat Narayan

Chapter Seven: Creative Conversions: Salman Rushdie, Jason Rohrer, Edward G. Jones, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Rigoberto A Gonzalez, and Harriet Goren

Chapter Eight: Learning to Think: Mark Bauerlein, Diana Richmond, Jay Hosler, and Scott Gilbert

Chapter Nine: Fluid Individuals, Evolving Minds

Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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