Arts with the Brain in Mind

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871205149

Category: Education

Page: 139

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How do the arts stack up as a major discipline? What is their effect on the brain, learning, and human development? How might schools best implement and assess an arts program? Eric Jensen answers these questions--and more--in this book. To push for higher standards of learning, many policymakers are eliminating arts programs. To Jensen, that's a mistake. This book presents the definitive case, based on what we know about the brain and learning, for making arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts in ways that reveal their influence on learning. What are the effects of a fully implemented arts program? The evidence points to the following: * Fewer dropouts * Higher attendance * Better team players * An increased love of learning * Greater student dignity * Enhanced creativity * A more prepared citizen for the workplace of tomorrow * Greater cultural awareness as a bonus To Jensen, it's not a matter of choosing, say, the musical arts over the kinesthetic. Rather, ask what kind of art makes sense for what purposes. How much time per day? At what ages? What kind of music? What kind of movement? Should the arts be required? How do we assess arts programs? In answering these real-world questions, Jensen provides dozens of practical, detailed suggestions for incorporating the arts into every classroom.

The Arts and the Creation of Mind

Author: Elliot W. Eisner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300105117

Category: Art

Page: 258

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Learning in and through the visual arts can develop complex and subtle aspects of the mind. Reviews in: Journal of aesthetic education. 38(2004)4(Winter. 71-98), available M05-194.

Tanzen ist die beste Medizin

Warum es uns gesünder, klüger und glücklicher macht

Author: Julia F. Christensen,Dong-Seon Chang

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364440349X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 3553


Let's dance! Gesundheit und Tanzen sind zwei Seiten derselben Medaille: Zu tanzen lindert nachweislich die Symptome von Parkinson und Depression; es schult den Gleichgewichtssinn, die Koordination, hilft gegen Demenz besser als jedes Gehirnjogging, kurz, es macht uns zu einfühlsameren, geduldigeren, glücklicheren und anziehenderen Menschen. Tanzen kann sogar Beziehungen retten, denn: Liebe geht durch die Beine. Die Autoren verraten, warum wir überhaupt tanzen, dass Tanz Ausdruck von Gefühlen sein kann, warum er als gesellschaftlicher Kitt dient, als Symbol für Schönheit und Verführung gilt und zur Heilung von Körper, Geist und Seele beiträgt.

The Arts and The Brain

Psychology and Physiology Beyond Pleasure

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012813982X

Category: Medical

Page: 530

View: 7944


The Arts and the Brain: Psychology and Physiology beyond Pleasure, Volume 237, combines the work of an excellent group of experts who explain evidence on the neural and biobehavioral science of the arts. Topics covered include the emergence of early art and the evolution of human culture, the interaction between cultural and biological evolutionary processes in generating artistic creation, the nature of the aesthetic experience of art, the arts as a multisensory experience, new insights from the neuroscience of dance, a systematic review of the biological impact of music, and more. Builds bridges and makes new connections between neuroscientists, psychologists and the arts world Unravels the neural, neuroendocrine, physiological, hormonal and evolutionary dimensions of the arts Contains chapters from true authorities in the field

The Art of Changing the Brain

Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning

Author: James Ellwood Zull

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579220549

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 5007


Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.

The Fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience

New Discoveries and Changing Landscapes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444632883

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 2113


This volume on neuroscience, neurology, and the fine arts brings several disciplines together. It presents current thoughts and modern examples about how science, medicine and the arts have interacted in the past and are still converging. This volume specifically explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience. This volume explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience

Art and the Brain

Author: Joseph Goguen

Publisher: Imprint Academic

ISBN: 9780907845454

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 1579


First of a three-volume series of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies", which asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too far?

Brain of the Earth's Body

Art, Museums, and the Phantasms of Modernity

Author: Donald Preziosi

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633579

Category: Art

Page: 175

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What begins as a meditation on "the museum" by one of the world's leading art historians becomes, in this book, a far-reaching critical examination of how art history and museums have guided and controlled not only the way we look at art but the ways in which we understand modernity itself. Originally delivered as the 2001 Slade Lectures in the Fine Arts at Oxford University, the book makes its deeply complex argument remarkably accessible and powerfully clear. Concentrating on a period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth, Donald Preziosi presents case studies of major institutions that, he argues, have defined--and are still defining--the possible limits of museological and art historical theory and practice. These include Sir John Soane's Museum in London, preserved in its 1837 state; the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851; and four museums founded by Europeans in Egypt in the late nineteenth century, which divided up that country's history into "ethnically marked" aesthetic hierarchies and genealogies that accorded with Europe's construction of itself as the present of the world's past, and the "brain of the earth's body." Through this epistemological and institutional archaeology, Preziosi unearths the outlines of the more radical Enlightenment project that academic art history, professional museology, and art criticism have rendered marginal or invisible. Finally, he sketches a new theory about art, artifice, and visual signification in the cracks and around the margins of the "secular theologisms" of the globalized imperial capital called modernity. Addressed equally to the theoretical and philosophical foundations of art history,museology, history, and anthropology, this book goes to the heart of recent debates about race, ethnicity, nationality, colonialism, and multiculturalisms--and to the very foundations of modernity and modern modes of knowledge production.

Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts

A Guide for Humanists

Author: Patrick Colm Hogan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415942446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 2779


The rise cognitive science has been one of the most important intellectual developments of recent years, stimulating new approaches to everything from philosophy to film studies. This is an introduction to what cognitive science has to offer the humanities and particularly the study of literature. Hogan suggests how the human brain works and makes us feel in response to literature. He walks the reader through all of the major theories of cognitive science that are important for the humanities in order to understand the production and reception of literature.

Art and the Brain

Author: Joseph A. Goguen,Erik Myin

Publisher: Imprint Academic

ISBN: 9780907845126

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4801


The first volume in this series addressed neurological and evolutionary theories of aesthetics. Some of the authors in this second volume extend the debate by seeking a basis for aesthetic appeal in mathematics and physics. Richard Taylor and his colleagues subjected Jackson Pollock's drip paintings to fractal analysis, and concluded that they are a direct expression of the generic imagery of nature's scenery. Taken with Chris McManus's discovery that the proportions in Mondrian's paintings reflect the 'golden section', this leads us to ask whether science can help predict what human subjects will find attractive, or whether such an approach undervalues the cultural elements in aesthetic appreciation? The book also includes explorations of the philosophical foundations of the aesthetic experience, and some further experimental studies.

The Cultural Space of the Arts and the Infelicities of Reductionism

Author: Joseph Margolis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525370

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 4744


Joseph Margolis, known for his considerable contributions to the philosophy of art and aesthetics, pragmatism, and American philosophy, has focused primarily on the troublesome concepts of culture, history, language, agency, art, interpretation, and the human person or self. For Margolis, the signal problem has always been the same: how can we distinguish between physical nature and human culture? How do these realms relate? The Cultural Space of the Arts and the Infelicities of Reductionism identifies a conceptual tendency that can be drawn from the work of the twentieth century's best-known analytic philosophers of art: Arthur Danto, Richard Wollheim, Kendall Walton, Nelson Goodman, Monroe Beardsley, Noël Carroll, and Jerrold Levinson, among others. This trend threatens to impoverish our grasp and appreciation of the arts by failing to do justice to the culturally informed nature of the arts themselves. Through his analysis, Margolis sets out to retrieve an adequate picture of the essential differences between physical nature and human culture particularly through language, history, meaning, significance, the emergence of the human self or person, and the essential features of human life all to explain how such difference bears on our perception of paintings and literature. Clearly argued and provocatively engaging, Margolis's work reestablishes what is essential to a productive encounter with art.

How Literature Plays with the Brain

The Neuroscience of Reading and Art

Author: Paul B. Armstrong

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421410036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 9419


"Literature matters," says Paul B. Armstrong, "for what it reveals about human experience, and the very different perspective of neuroscience on how the brain works is part of that story." In How Literature Plays with the Brain, Armstrong examines the parallels between certain features of literary experience and functions of the brain. His central argument is that literature plays with the brain through experiences of harmony and dissonance which set in motion oppositions that are fundamental to the neurobiology of mental functioning. These oppositions negotiate basic tensions in the operation of the brain between the drive for pattern, synthesis, and constancy and the need for flexibility, adaptability, and openness to change. The challenge, Armstrong argues, is to account for the ability of readers to find incommensurable meanings in the same text, for example, or to take pleasure in art that is harmonious or dissonant, symmetrical or distorted, unified or discontinuous and disruptive. How Literature Plays with the Brain is the first book to use the resources of neuroscience and phenomenology to analyze aesthetic experience. For the neuroscientific community, the study suggests that different areas of research—the neurobiology of vision and reading, the brain-body interactions underlying emotions—may be connected to a variety of aesthetic and literary phenomena. For critics and students of literature, the study engages fundamental questions within the humanities: What is aesthetic experience? What happens when we read a literary work? How does the interpretation of literature relate to other ways of knowing? -- G. Gabrielle Starr, New York University

The Aesthetic Brain

How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Author: Anjan Chatterjee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199811806

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

View: 3798


The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics and art. Using neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Chatterjee shows how beauty, pleasure, and art are grounded biologically, and offers explanations for why beauty, pleasure, and art exist at all.

Rhythm, Music, and the Brain

Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications

Author: Michael Thaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136762868

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 2416


With the advent of modern cognitive neuroscience and new tools of studying the human brain "live," music as a highly complex, temporally ordered and rule-based sensory language quickly became a fascinating topic of study. The question of "how" music moves us, stimulates our thoughts, feelings, and kinesthetic sense, and how it can reach the human experience in profound ways is now measured with the advent of modern cognitive neuroscience. The goal of Rhythm, Music and the Brain is an attempt to bring the knowledge of the arts and the sciences and review our current state of study about the brain and music, specifically rhythm. The author provides a thorough examination of the current state of research, including the biomedical applications of neurological music therapy in sensorimotor speech and cognitive rehabilitation. This book will be of interest for the lay and professional reader in the sciences and arts as well as the professionals in the fields of neuroscientific research, medicine, and rehabilitation.

Semblance and Signification

Author: Pascal Michelucci,Olga Fischer,Christina Ljungberg

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027243468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 427

View: 1811


The articles assembled in Semblance and Signification explore linguistic and literary structures from a range of theoretical perspectives with a view to understanding the extent, prevalence, productivity, and limitations of iconically grounded forms of semiosis. With the complementary examination of large theroretical issues, extensive corpus analysis in several modern languages such as Italian, Japanese Sign Language, and English, and applied close studies across a range of artistic media, this volume brings a fresh understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of iconicity. If primary and secondary modelling systems are rarely studied in tandem, it is clear from this volume that their fruitful juxtaposition yields striking insight into the cognitive concerns that pervade current semiotic research.

The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

In which the Whole Circle of Human Learning is Explained, and the Difficulties Attending the Acquisition of Every Art, Whether Liberal Or Mechanical, are Removed ... The Theological, Philological, and Critical Branches

Author: Temple Henry Croker

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 415


The Art and Science of Interface and Interaction Design

Author: Christa Sommerer,Laurent Mignonneau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540798692

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

View: 2778


Artists and creators in interactive art and interaction design have long been conducting research on human-machine interaction. Through artistic, conceptual, social and critical projects, they have shown how interactive digital processes are essential elements for their artistic creations. Resulting prototypes have often reached beyond the art arena into areas such as mobile computing, intelligent ambiences, intelligent architecture, fashionable technologies, ubiquitous computing and pervasive gaming. Many of the early artist-developed interactive technologies have influenced new design practices, products and services of today's media society. This book brings together key theoreticians and practitioners of this field. It shows how historically relevant the issues of interaction and interface design are, as they can be analyzed not only from an engineering point of view but from a social, artistic and conceptual, and even commercial angle as well.