Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Clelia Falletti,Gabriele Sofia,Victor Jacono

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472584805

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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This is the first volume to provide a detailed introduction to some of the main areas of research and practice in the interdisciplinary field of art and neuroscience. With contributions from neuroscientists, theatre scholars and artists from seven countries, it offers a rich and rigorous array of perspectives as a springboard to further exploration. Divided into four parts, each prefaced by an expert editorial introduction, it examines: * Theatre as a space of relationships: a neurocognitive perspective * The spectator's performative experience and 'embodied theatrology' * The complexity of theatre and human cognition * Interdisciplinary perspectives on applied performance Each part includes contributions from international pioneers of interdisciplinarity in theatre scholarship, and from neuroscientists of world-renown researching the physiology of action, the mirror neuron mechanism, action perception, space perception, empathy and intersubjectivity. While illustrating the remarkable growth of interest in the performing arts for cognitive neuroscience, this volume also reveals the extraordinary richness of exchange and debate born out of different approaches to the topics.

Theatre, Performance and Cognition

Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Author: Rhonda Blair,Amy Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472591801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Theatre, Performance and Cognition introduces readers to the key debates, areas of research, and applications of the cognitive sciences to the humanities, and to theatre and performance in particular. It features the most exciting work being done at the intersection of theatre and cognitive science, containing both selected scientific studies that have been influential in the field, each introduced and contextualised by the editors, together with related scholarship from the field of theatre and performance that demonstrates some of the applications of the cognitive sciences to actor training, the rehearsal room and the realm of performance more generally. The three sections consider the principal areas of research and application in this interdisciplinary field, starting with a focus on language and meaning-making in which Shakespeare's work and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia are considered. In the second part which focuses on the body, chapters consider applications for actor and dance training, while the third part focuses on dynamic ecologies, of which the body is a part.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science

Author: Rick Kemp,Bruce McConachie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690361

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

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The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science integrates key findings from the cognitive sciences (cognitive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary studies and relevant social sciences) with insights from theatre and performance studies. This rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field dynamically advances critical and theoretical knowledge, as well as driving innovation in practice. The anthology includes 30 specially commissioned chapters, many written by authors who have been at the cutting-edge of research and practice in the field over the last 15 years. These authors offer many empirical answers to four significant questions: How can performances in theatre, dance and other media achieve more emotional and social impact? How can we become more adept teachers and learners of performance both within and outside of classrooms? What can the cognitive sciences reveal about the nature of drama and human nature in general? How can knowledge transfer, from a synthesis of science and performance, assist professionals such as nurses, care-givers, therapists and emergency workers in their jobs? A wide-ranging and authoritative guide, The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science is an accessible tool for not only students, but practitioners and researchers in the arts and sciences as well.

Affective Performance and Cognitive Science

Body, Brain and Being

Author: Nicola Shaughnessy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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This book explores new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice. The cognitive revolution in the humanities is creating new insights into the audience experience, performance processes and training. Scientists are collaborating with artists to investigate how our brains and bodies engage with performance to create new understanding of perception, emotion, imagination and empathy. Divided into four parts, each introduced by an expert editorial from leading researchers in the field, this edited volume offers readers an understanding of some of the main areas of collaboration and research: 1. Dances with Science 2. Touching Texts and Embodied Performance 3. The Multimodal Actor 4. Affecting Audiences Throughout its history theatre has provided exciting and accessible stagings of science, while contemporary practitioners are increasingly working with scientific and medical material. As Honour Bayes reported in the Guardian in 2011, the relationships between theatre, science and performance are 'exciting, explosive and unexpected'. Affective Performance and Cognitive Science charts new directions in the relations between disciplines, exploring how science and theatre can impact upon each other with reference to training, drama texts, performance and spectatorship. The book assesses the current state of play in this interdisciplinary field, facilitating cross disciplinary exchange and preparing the way for future studies.

Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Author: N. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

An Introduction to Theatre, Performance and the Cognitive Sciences

Author: John Lutterbie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781474256810

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This is the first textbook designed for students, practitioners and scholars of the performing arts who are curious about the power of the cognitive sciences to throw light on the processes of performance. It equips readers with a clear understanding of how research in cognitive neuroscience has illuminated and expanded traditional approaches to thinking about such topics as the performer, the spectator, space and time, and the text. Each chapter considers four layers of performance: conventional forms of theatre, performance art, everyday life, and applied arts, offering an expansive vision of the impact of the cognitive sciences on performance in the widest sense. Beginning with the interaction of the performer and spectator, the reader explores the science and philosophy of embodiment, its relation to performance ecologies and aesthetics, and how the sciences can help us understand the experience of art. Written in an approachable style, An Introduction to Theatre, Performance and the Cognitive Sciences weaves together case studies of a wide range of performances with scientific evidence and post-structural theory. Artists such as Robert Wilson, John Moran, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Ariane Mnouchkine, Bertolt Brecht, and Antonin Artaud are brought into conversation with theories of Gilles Deleuze, Shaun Gallagher, Alva Noë, Tim Ingold and the science of V. S. Ramachandran, Vittorio Gallese, Antonio Damasio, Susan Goldin-Meadow, and David O'Neill. The result is a complex understanding not only of the act of performing but the forces that mark the place of theatre in contemporary society. In drawing on a variety of scientific articles, John Lutterbie provides readers with an accessible account of significant research in areas such as mirroring systems, memory and attention that are impacting our understanding of performance.

Performing Psychologies

Imagination, Creativity and Dramas of the Mind

Author: Nicola Shaughnessy,Philip Barnard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426087X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Performing Psychologies offers new perspectives on arts and health, focussing on the different ways in which performance interacting with psychology can enhance understanding of the mind. The book challenges stereotypes of disability, madness and creativity, addressing a range of conditions (autism, dementia and schizophrenia) and performance practices including staged productions and applied work in custodial, health and community settings. Featuring case studies ranging from Hamlet to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the pioneering work of companies such as Spare Tyre and Ridiculusmus, and embracing dance and music as well as theatre and drama, the volume offers new perspectives on the dynamic interactions between performance, psychology and states of mind. It contains contributions from psychologists, performance scholars, therapists and healthcare professionals, who offer multiple perspectives on working through performance-based media. Presenting a richly interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation of the arts in practice, this volume opens up new ways of thinking about the performance of psychologies, and about how psychologies perform.

Das Zeitalter der Erkenntnis

Die Erforschung des Unbewussten in Kunst, Geist und Gehirn von der Wiener Moderne bis heute

Author: Eric Kandel

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641099854

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir Kunst betrachten? Nobelpreisträger Eric Kandel hat mit »Das Zeitalter der Erkenntnis« ein brillantes Buch geschrieben, das uns in das Wien Sigmund Freuds, Gustav Klimts und Arthur Schnitzlers entführt. Dort setzten um 1900 die angesehensten Köpfe der Naturwissenschaft, Medizin und Kunst eine Revolution in Gang, die den Blick auf den menschlichen Geist und seine Beziehung zur Kunst für immer verändern sollte.

Simone Forti

Mit dem Körper denken

Author: Sabine Breitwieser,Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777422770


Page: 304

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This beautifully illustrated publication documents about 200 works of the artist, choreographer, dancer and writer Simone Forti, demonstrating her incredible diversity. Forti’s examinations of the relationship between object and body in interaction with mental processes and language, make an important contribution to art at the interface of sculpture and performance.0Experiment and improvisation have always been crucial to Simone Forti's artistic modus operandi. The artist, born 1935, known as a pivotal figure of postmodern dance and minimal art, once stated: "I am interested in what we learn about the world through our bodies". One of her most famous works is the celebrated Dance Constructions (1960/61) which incorporate minimal objects made0of plywood and ropes, and which created radically new ways of looking at dance. This volume showcases her range of artistic media including holograms, drawing, sound pieces, videos and documentations of performances. Essays by specialists assess and establish the new precedents set by Forti’s work. 0Exhibition: Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (18.07-09.11.2014).

Zwischenleiblichkeit und bewegtes Verstehen - Intercorporeity, Movement and Tacit Knowledge

Author: Undine Eberlein

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383943579X

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Welche Bedeutung haben körperlich-leibliche Interaktion und Kommunikation für soziales Verstehen und Intersubjektivität? Mittels empirischer Forschungen sowie leibphänomenologischer und affizierungstheoretischer Ansätze erschließen die Beiträge dieses Bandes eine Grundschicht unseres Fremd- und Selbstverstehens - und damit von Sozialität - neu. Ausgehend von Konzepten wie Zwischenleiblichkeit und Embodiment werden Perspektiven aus Philosophie, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, Kognitions- und Bewegungsforschung sowie Praxisfeldern wie Tanz, Musik und Körperpraktiken miteinander verknüpft. Vorgänge des meist implizit bleibenden leibbasierten Verstehens von Bewegung und Emotionen werden so expliziert.

Epistemologie des Konkreten

Studien zur Geschichte der modernen Biologie

Author: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biology

Page: 415

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Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 7540

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.


Beschreibungen des Individuums im 18. Jahrhundert

Author: Georg Stanitzek

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110930455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft

Author: Achim Stephan,Sven Walter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476052885

Category: Social Science

Page: 582

View: 1244

Wann finden geistige Prozesse statt? Zum Beispiel, wenn wir emotional sind, uns erinnern oder träumen. Mit innovativen Beiträgen stellt das Handbuch kognitive Leistungen wie Erinnerung, Lernen, Planen, Wahrnehmung oder Sprache vor beim Menschen, aber auch im Hinblick auf künstliche Systeme wie Computer oder Roboter. Es beleuchtet die verschiedenen Modelle kognitiver Systeme, darunter das Computermodell des Geistes, neuronale Netze oder dynamische Systeme. Mit den Fächern Anthropologie, Informatik, Linguistik, Neurowissenschaft, Psychologie und Philosophie führt es in die Teildisziplinen der Kognitionswissenschaft ein.

Phishing for Fools

Manipulation und Täuschung in der freien Marktwirtschaft

Author: George A. Akerlof,Robert J. Shiller

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Seit Adam Smith ist eine der zentralen Thesen der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, dass freie Märkte und freier Wettbewerb die besten Voraussetzungen für allgemeinen Wohlstand sind. Die Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger George Akerlof und Robert Shiller argumentieren dagegen, dass Märkte nicht von sich aus gutartig sind und sich auch nicht immer die besten Produkte durchsetzen. Die Autoren behandeln in diesem Buch erstmals die zentrale Rolle von Manipulation und Täuschung in der Wirtschaft. Anhand von zahlreichen Fallbeispielen zeigen sie, wie wir verleitet werden, mehr Geld auszugeben, als wir haben; wie wir von Werbung stärker beeinflusst werden, als wir glauben; warum wir oft zu viel bezahlen und wie massiv die Politik durch Wirtschaft beeinflusst wird. Was ist besonders? Zwei Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger widerlegen die These der selbstregulierenden Märkte. Wer liest? • Alle, die sich für Verhaltensökonomie, freie Marktwirtschaft oder Wirtschaftstheorie interessieren

Gender-Aspekte in der Forschung

wie können Gender-Aspekte in Forschungsvorhaben erkannt und bewertet werden?

Author: Susanne Bührer,Fraunhofer-Institut für System-

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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