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The Resource Echo objects : the cognitive work of images, Barbara Maria Stafford

Echo objects : the cognitive work of images, Barbara Maria Stafford

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Echo objects : the cognitive work of images
Title
Echo objects
Title remainder
the cognitive work of images
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Maria Stafford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Barbara Maria Stafford is at the forefront of a growing movement that calls for the humanities to confront the brain's material realities. In Echo Objects, she argues that humanists should seize upon the exciting neuroscientific discoveries that are illuminating the underpinnings of cultural objects. In turn, she contends, brain scientists could enrich their investigations of mental activity by incorporating phenomenological considerations<U+0127> �particularly the intricate ways that images focus intentional behavior and allow us to feel thought. As a result, Echo Objects is a stunningly broad exploration of how complex images<U+0127> �or patterns that compress space and time<U+0127> �make visible the invisible ordering of human consciousness. Stafford demonstrates, for example, how the compound formats of emblems, symbols, collage, and electronic media reveal the brain's grappling to construct mental objects that are redoubled by prior associations. In contrast, she shows that findings in evolutionary biology and the neurosciences are providing profound opportunities for understanding aesthetic conundrums such as the human urge to imitate and the role of narrative and nonnarrative representation.--
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1941-
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Stafford, Barbara Maria
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cognition
  • Mental representation
  • Image (Philosophy)
Label
Echo objects : the cognitive work of images, Barbara Maria Stafford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-261) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Form as figuring it out : toward a cognitive history of images -- Compressive compositions : emblem, symbol, symbiogenesis -- Mimesis again! inferring from appearances -- Primal visions : the geography of interiority -- How patterns meet : from representation to mental representation -- Impossible will? unconscious organization, conscious focus -- Coda : reverberations
Control code
FIEb17543423
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226770529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)85892313
Label
Echo objects : the cognitive work of images, Barbara Maria Stafford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Form as figuring it out : toward a cognitive history of images -- Compressive compositions : emblem, symbol, symbiogenesis -- Mimesis again! inferring from appearances -- Primal visions : the geography of interiority -- How patterns meet : from representation to mental representation -- Impossible will? unconscious organization, conscious focus -- Coda : reverberations
Control code
FIEb17543423
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226770529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)85892313

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