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Handling Digital BrainsA Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers$
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Morana Alač

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015684

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015684.001.0001

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The Semiotic Mind in the fMRI Laboratory

The Semiotic Mind in the fMRI Laboratory

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Handling Digital Brains

Morana Alač

The MIT Press

This chapter begins with a note on the coordination between digital screens, practitioners, and their hands, and also focuses on the semiotic thinking of the individual brain in the laboratory. The author explains that instead of various digital interfaces and input devices, the laboratory apprentices use their hands in the graphical representation of the brain visual data on the computer screens. Furthermore, the chapter explores the roles of charts, maps, sketches, and other paper-based visuospatial citations in learning work and acquiring the data for both beginner and advanced practitioners. The concept of retinotopic mapping discussed in the chapter helps to explain this multimodal activity.

Keywords:   retinotopic mapping, semiotic thinking, digital interfaces, input devices, visuospatial citations

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