The Empathic Body in Experimental Aesthetics – Embodied Simulation and Art
Gallese evaluates neurocognitive and brain-imaging studies that investigate the role of mirror neuron systems and embodied simulation in aesthetic experience, and examines similarities and…
Visions of the body. Embodied simulation and aesthetic experience
The present contribution is mainly intended to illustrate how some recent discoveries in the field of neurosciences have revolutionized our ideas about perception, action and cognition, and how these…
From Absorption to Judgment: Empathy in Aesthetic Response
- Psychology, Art
In this chapter, Freedberg sets out to establish a more rigorous basis for the understanding of empathy, and proposes a novel hypothesis about the neural substrate of judgment. After discussing the…
Crying, Moving, and Keeping It Whole: What Makes Literary Description Vivid?
Vividness is used in a range of senses which often conflate the intensity of an experience with the accuracy of mental images. In this article we consider the vividness of responses to literary…
Empathy, engagement, entrainment: the interaction dynamics of aesthetic experience
- Art, PsychologyCognitive Processing
It is argued that aesthetic experience emerges by participatory sense-making and revolves around movement as a means for creating meaning, and emerges from bodily and emotional engagement with works of art via the complementary processes of the perception–action and motion–emotion loops.
Neuroaesthetics: Insights into the Aesthetic Experience of Visual Art
- Art, Psychology
The aesthetic experience has been discussed throughout the history of mankind by philosophers and art historians, becoming a universal part of human experience, which leads us to some great…
Neuroscience and Visual Art; Moving through empathy to the Ineffable.
- Art, PsychologyPsychiatria Danubina
The view of how empathy has been suggested as an important factor in how visual art can impact the human person is discussed, with its links with neuroscience and anthropology, and thus how Visual Art can put Human Beings in touch with their deepest feelings and even with the ineffable.
Embodied aesthetics: insight from cognitive neuroscience of the performing arts.
Echoing the phenomenological tradition in philosophy, recent hypotheses have proposed that aesthetic experiences are grounded in the embodied simulation of the actions, emotions, and corporeal…
Embodied Simulation. Its Bearing on Aesthetic Experience and the Dialogue Between Neuroscience and the Humanities
- Psychology, ArtGestalt Theory
Summary Embodied simulation, a basic functional mechanism of our brain, and its neural underpinnings are discussed and connected to intersubjectivity and the reception of human cultural artefacts,…
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Embodied Simulation:From Neurons to Phenomenal Experience
The same neural structures involved in the unconscious modeling of our acting body in space also contribute to our awareness of the lived body and of the objects that the world contains.…
Empathy: Its ultimate and proximate bases.
- PsychologyThe Behavioral and brain sciences
The Perception-Action Model (PAM), together with an understanding of how representations change with experience, can explain the major empirical effects in the literature and can also predict a variety of empathy disorders.
Intentional attunement: A neurophysiological perspective on social cognition and its disruption in autism
- PsychologyBrain Research
On the Limits of Empathy
In late-nineteenth-century Germany, Einfühlung, or empathy (literally, “feeling into”) described an individual spectator's active perceptual experience—both haptic and optical—of an image, object, or…
The science of art: A neurological theory of aesthetic experience
art may employ ‘supernormal’ stimuli to excite form areas in the brain more strongly than natural stimuli. Second, we suggest that grouping is a very basic principle. The different extrastriate…
Somatosensory activations during the observation of touch and a case of vision-touch synaesthesia.
- Biology, PsychologyBrain : a journal of neurology
The results suggest that, in C, the mirror system for touch is overactive, above the threshold for conscious tactile perception.
A Role for Somatosensory Cortices in the Visual Recognition of Emotion as Revealed by Three-Dimensional Lesion Mapping
- Psychology, BiologyThe Journal of Neuroscience
It is shown that recognizing emotions from visually presented facial expressions requires right somatosensory-related cortices, and these cortices constitute an additional critical component that functions together with structures such as the amygdala and right visual cortices in retrieving socially relevant information from faces.