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Feeling BeautyThe Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience$
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G. Gabrielle Starr

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019316

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019316.001.0001

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Aesthetics beyond the Mind's Eye: Imagery and the Sister Arts

Aesthetics beyond the Mind's Eye: Imagery and the Sister Arts

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Feeling Beauty

G. Gabrielle Starr

The MIT Press

The cognitive architecture of aesthetics that has so far been sketched allows for a reinterpretation of the relations among visual art, music, and literature. However, sight is not the only mode for imagery and, this chapter argues, the sensory variety and functional power of imagery make it crucial to understanding aesthetics across the Sister Arts, and beyond. This chapter begins with the visual imagery associated with words. However, it moves beyond it, exploring not just multisensory imagery but the way in which imagery has both epistemic and reward functions. The chapter then proposes that imagery moves us across the arts, and that it does so in part because of its relation to default modes of cognition.

Keywords:   cognitive architecture, visual art, music, literature, sensory variety, imagery, modes of cognition

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