The Neural Imagination

The first part of the book shows how neuroscience can enhance our understanding of certain features of art.

The Neural Imagination

Art and technology have been converging rapidly in the past few years; an important example of this convergence is the alliance of neuroscience with aesthetics, which has produced the new field of neuroaesthetics. Irving Massey examines this alliance, in large part to allay the fears of artists and audiences alike that brain science may "explain away" the arts. The first part of the book shows how neuroscience can enhance our understanding of certain features of art. The second part of the book illustrates a humanistic approach to the arts; it is written entirely without recourse to neuroscience, in order to show the differences in methodology between the two approaches. The humanistic style is marked particularly by immersion in the individual work and by evaluation, rather than by detachment in the search for generalizations. In the final section Massey argues that, despite these differences, once the reality of imagination is accepted neuroscience can be seen as the collaborator, not the inquisitor, of the arts.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7,372. D'Argembeau, A., Cassol, H., Phillips,
C., et al. (2013). Brains Creating Stories of Selves: The Neural Basis of
Autobiographical Reasoning. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(5),
646–652.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination

The human imagination manifests in countless different forms. We imagine the possible and the impossible. How do we do this so effortlessly? Why did the capacity for imagination evolve and manifest with undeniably manifold complexity uniquely in human beings? This handbook reflects on such questions by collecting perspectives on imagination from leading experts. It showcases a rich and detailed analysis on how the imagination is understood across several disciplines of study, including anthropology, archaeology, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and the arts. An integrated theoretical-empirical-applied picture of the field is presented, which stands to inform researchers, students, and practitioners about the issues of relevance across the board when considering the imagination. With each chapter, the nature of human imagination is examined - what it entails, how it evolved, and why it singularly defines us as a species.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

If, instead of imagining an open system with particles in it, as England asks us to
do, we substitute the brain for the system and potential synaptic connections for
the particles, we can see how neural synchronization functions to create the ...

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true for the role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors shift the focus of imagination away from the visual by addressing the topic of sonic imagination and expanding the field beyond musical compositional creativity and performance technique into other aural arenas where the imagination holds similar power. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination in architectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.

Neurointerventions and the Law

of neural activity associated with mental action and then endeavors to put them
into effect— in the case of the ... different acts of imagination produce neural
activity in different parts of the brain which can be detected and interpreted by the
BCI.

Neurointerventions and the Law

"The development of modern diagnostic neuroimaging techniques led to discoveries about the human brain and mind that helped give rise to the field of neurolaw. This new interdisciplinary field has led to novel directions in analytic jurisprudence and philosophy of law by providing an empirically-informed platform from which scholars have reassessed topics such as mental privacy and self-determination, responsibility and its relationship to mental disorders, and the proper aims of the criminal law. Similarly, the development of neurointervention techniques that promise to deliver new ways of altering people's minds (by intervening in their brains) creates opportunities and challenges that raise important and rich conceptual, moral, jurisprudential, and scientific questions. The specific purpose of this volume is to make a contribution to the field of neurolaw by investigating the legal issues raised by the development and use of neurointerventions (actual, proposed, and potential)"--

The Principles of Psychology

Individuals differ in imagination ; Galton's researches , 50 . The ' visile ' type , 58.
The ' audile ' type , 60. The ' motile ' type , 61. Tactile images , 65. The neural
process of imagination , 68. Its relations to that of sensation , 72 . CHAPTER XIX .

The Principles of Psychology


The Techno logical Imagination

While connectionism , or neural net research , aims to build a model of natural
intelligence using computer components , few are now led to compare the
neuron with the on - off switches of the computer . It bears repeating that all
approaches ...

The Techno logical Imagination


Psychology

The Neural Process in Imagination. — Most medical writers assume that the
cerebral activity on which imagination depends occupies a different seat from that
subserving sensation. It is, however, a simpler interpretation of the facts to
suppose ...

Psychology


Text book of Psychology

Imaginations differ from man to man ; Gal . ton ' s statistics of visual imagery , 303
. Images of sounds , 306 . Images of movement , 307 . Images of touch , 308 .
Loss of images in aphasia , 309 . The neural process in imagination , 310 .

Text book of Psychology


The World of the Imagination

A. The Imagination in Visual Perception /. Stages: Sensation to Perception. The
eye proper figures ... The image is transmuted, so to speak, into as yet obscure
neural isomorphisms. Indeed, the perplexed relations of the extended image to ...

The World of the Imagination

In this book, Eva Brann sets out no less a task than to assess the meaning of imagination in its multifarious expressions throughout western history. The result is one of those rare achievements that will make The World of the Imagination a standard reference.

Principles and Methods of Teaching

... to stimulate and refine imagination in those who read and see and hear . 3 .
Enrich the mind with lovely and inspiring memories of Nature and Art . The same
nervous apparatus is active in sensations and their reproduction , i . e . , the
neural ...

Principles and Methods of Teaching


Reclaiming the Imagination

It seems from the electrophysiological data that perceptions are built from neural
mechanisms responding to certain simple shapes , movement and color . These
are combined in the newly discovered cortical “ columns . " This is - logically ...

Reclaiming the Imagination

The fifty-one selections in this book do not directly address the teaching of writing. Instead they consider how we make sense of the world - how we learn and know.

Nature s Imagination

Accounting for its knowledge of a loved one ' s embarrassment , a politician ' s
character , or a bargaining opponent ' s hidden agenda , represents a much
higher level of difficulty . And yet we already know that artificial neural networks ...

Nature s Imagination

Offering a new scientific paradigm that moves beyond the accepted scientific approach of reductionism and accounts for the whole, a collection of essays by today's leading mathematicians, astronomers, neoroscientists, and philosophers envisions a holistic direction for science.

The Psychological Review

It would be hard to imagine a tactual scheme for numbers , yet this man's
imagination solves the problem easily enough . His number scheme consists of
the representation of the series of sensations produced by tapping the tips of the
fingers ...

The Psychological Review


Psychological Review

It would be hard to imagine a tactual scheme for numbers , yet this man's
imagination solves the problem easily enough . ... Inherited tendencies in the
neural tracts may have something to do with the result , but aside from that , it is
very ...

Psychological Review

Issues for 1894-1903 include the section: Psychological literature.

The American Journal of Psychology

The difference between the imaginations of the country and city bred is clear .
Altogether there is evi . dence here that the laws of the reproductive imagination ,
still for the most part bid in the neural paths , are substantial laws ...

The American Journal of Psychology


Journal of Mental Imagery

... like the neural junctional field where many slow potentials are interacting
However, the Zero Ground experience processes historical memories in the style
of primordiality, and in this way it allows a special play to primary imagination. It is
at ...

Journal of Mental Imagery


Imagination

Such participation of images in the sensory might be conceived in two ways ,
following Descartes or following Hume . Descartes ' theory of imagination , as we
have seen , is located at the psychophysiological level . There is a mind and
there ...

Imagination

We may therefore conclude that imagination is not an empirical power added to consciousness, but it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom.' - Jean-Paul Sartre . Sartre's L'Imaginaire was first published in French in 1940 and in English in 1948. This new translation, the first for over fifty years, is of the recent French edition revised by Arlette Elkaim-Sartre. It corrects many important mistakes in the earlier English translation and includes a new introduction by Jonathan Webber, placing the book in a contemporary context. The Imaginary is one of Sartre's most important works and an ideal introduction to his thought. It is a brilliant and lucid examination of one supposedly simple human act: the act of imagining something. Sartre's genius is to show that between this act and the world that imagination creates, lies nothing less than a new theory of of human consciousness. The book contains Sartre's devastating criticisms of scientific psychology and he presents, for the first time, the radical theories of consciousness and human freedom that were to appear a few years later in his magnum opus, Being and Nothingness.; Considering the role of the imagination and the emotions, such as disgust, Sartre argues that it is because human beings can imagine or think of things as they are not, that they are ultimately free. The Imaginary is essential reading for anyone interested in Sartre, exitentialism, phenomenology, twentieth century philosophy and philosophy of mind.

Qui Parle

Irving Massey's Neural Imagination situates itself in the domain of
neuroaesthetics , a term coined in 2002 to designate the “ scientific study of the
neural bases for the contemplation and creation of a work of art . ” 13 Put in terms
perhaps more ...

Qui Parle


Studies in the Literary Imagination

The claim that Levinson is committed to thus is that our imagination does not stop
short of our emotions . If there is some adaptationist story to be told here , I
believe it must be about the imagination ( why is it that we can imagine doing or ...

Studies in the Literary Imagination


The Imagination as a Means of Grace

It must exert control over aesthetic responses just as it does over other elemental
effects—just as it decides whether a feeling of heat or cold, reported by the neural
system, is really important or is trivial and to be ignored. Matters of theme ...

The Imagination as a Means of Grace