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The psychology of art and the evolution of the conscious brain, Robert L. Solso

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The psychology of art and the evolution of the conscious brain
Title
The psychology of art and the evolution of the conscious brain
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Solso
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the human brain evolve so that art and an appreciation of art could develop? In The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain, Robert Solso describes how a consciousness that evolved for other purposes perceives and creates art." "Drawing on his earlier book Cognition and the Visual Arts and ten years of new findings in cognitive research (as well as new ideas in anthropology and art history), Solso shows that consciousness developed gradually, with distinct components that evolved adaptively over time. One of these components is an ability to imagine objects that are not present - an ability that allows us to create (and perceive) visual art."--Jacket
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DLC
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1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solso, Robert L.
Dewey number
701/.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.S652 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
MIT Press/Bradford Books series in cognitive psychology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Cognition
  • Brain
  • Visual perception
  • Art
  • Consciousness
  • Art
  • Biological Evolution
  • Brain
  • Visual Perception
Label
The psychology of art and the evolution of the conscious brain, Robert L. Solso
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-272) 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
Introduction : Art ... a tutorial -- Nativistic perception and directed perception -- Nativistic perception applied to the Raft -- Directed perception applied to the Raft -- Nude descending a staircase no. 2 -- Rebound -- Art meets science -- 1. Art and the rise of consciousness -- Changes in science, changes in art -- Traditional ways of understanding art : psychophysical dualism -- Art and mind : a unitary view -- The evolution of art and the consciousness -- The rise of consciousness as a scientific topic -- AWAREness : the five facets of consciousness -- From nucleotides to Newton -- 2. Art and evolution -- The "new and improved" brain and technology, art, language, and culture -- Neanderthals, cro-magnons, and dogs that can't hunt -- The cognitive "big bang" -- The cognitive blueprint -- Environmental and dietary changes -- Brains and adaptation -- The evolution of the brain -- 3. Art and vision -- Visual AWAREness -- Seeing the brain and eye : the dynamic properties of vision -- The eye -- Beautiful colors -- From the eye to the brain -- The visual system and the perception of art -- 4. Art and the brain -- The evolution of the consciously AWARE brain -- The cognitive big bang and the emergence of art -- What brains do -- "Raphael's brain" -- 5. About face -- Faces are special in art -- Domain specificity and faces -- What the portrait artist's brain "sees" -- The face as a reflection of the "inner person" -- 6. Illusions : sensory, cognitive, and artistic -- Sensory illusions : truth or fiction? -- Cognitive illusions : twisting truth -- Visual illusions -- Artistic illusions -- First-order isomorphism and proto-isomorphism -- 7. Perspective : the art of illusion -- Seeing a 3D world with a 2D eye -- Principles of depth perception : where is it? -- Recumbent figures : why they are so hard to draw -- 8. Art and schemata -- Schemata -- Visual dissonance -- Canonic representations -- Representational art, abstract art -- A cognitive neuroscience theory of aesthetics
Control code
51566295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780262194846
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003042131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The psychology of art and the evolution of the conscious brain, Robert L. Solso
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-272) 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
Introduction : Art ... a tutorial -- Nativistic perception and directed perception -- Nativistic perception applied to the Raft -- Directed perception applied to the Raft -- Nude descending a staircase no. 2 -- Rebound -- Art meets science -- 1. Art and the rise of consciousness -- Changes in science, changes in art -- Traditional ways of understanding art : psychophysical dualism -- Art and mind : a unitary view -- The evolution of art and the consciousness -- The rise of consciousness as a scientific topic -- AWAREness : the five facets of consciousness -- From nucleotides to Newton -- 2. Art and evolution -- The "new and improved" brain and technology, art, language, and culture -- Neanderthals, cro-magnons, and dogs that can't hunt -- The cognitive "big bang" -- The cognitive blueprint -- Environmental and dietary changes -- Brains and adaptation -- The evolution of the brain -- 3. Art and vision -- Visual AWAREness -- Seeing the brain and eye : the dynamic properties of vision -- The eye -- Beautiful colors -- From the eye to the brain -- The visual system and the perception of art -- 4. Art and the brain -- The evolution of the consciously AWARE brain -- The cognitive big bang and the emergence of art -- What brains do -- "Raphael's brain" -- 5. About face -- Faces are special in art -- Domain specificity and faces -- What the portrait artist's brain "sees" -- The face as a reflection of the "inner person" -- 6. Illusions : sensory, cognitive, and artistic -- Sensory illusions : truth or fiction? -- Cognitive illusions : twisting truth -- Visual illusions -- Artistic illusions -- First-order isomorphism and proto-isomorphism -- 7. Perspective : the art of illusion -- Seeing a 3D world with a 2D eye -- Principles of depth perception : where is it? -- Recumbent figures : why they are so hard to draw -- 8. Art and schemata -- Schemata -- Visual dissonance -- Canonic representations -- Representational art, abstract art -- A cognitive neuroscience theory of aesthetics
Control code
51566295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780262194846
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003042131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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