Alessandro Pignocchi

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The interaction between the recovery of the artist's intentions and the perception of an artwork is a classic topic for philosophy and history of art. It also frequently, albeit sometimes implicitly, comes up in everyday thought and conversation about art and artworks. Since recent work in cognitive science can help us understand how we perceive and(More)
The alleged neural basis of empathic responses to artworks is only of marginal relevance for aesthetics and for cognitive theories of art, contrary to Gallese and Freedberg [1]. The activity of the mirror neuron system (MNS) has been claimed to provide the neural underpinnings for several mental capacities, including, but not limited to, imitation,(More)
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