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The age of insight : the quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and brain : from Vienna 1900 to the present / Eric R. Kandel.

Kandel, Eric R. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781400068715
  • ISBN: 1400068711
  • ISBN: 9781588369307 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 1588369307 (ebook)
  • Description: xviii, 636 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.

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Contents Note: A psychoanalytic psychology and art of unconscious emotion. An inward turn : Vienna 1900 ; Exploring the truths hidden beneath the surface : origins of a scientific medicine ; Viennese artists, writers, and scientists meet in the Zuckerkandl Salon ; Exploring the brain beneath the skull : origins of a scientific psychiatry ; Exploring mind together with the brain : the development of a brain-based psychology ; Exploring mind apart from the brain : origins of a dynamic psychology ; Searching for inner meaning in literature ; The depiction of modern women's sexuality in art ; The depiction of the psyche in art ; The fusion of eroticism, aggression, and anxiety in art -- A cognitive psychology of visual perception and emotional response to art. Discovering the beholder's share ; Observation is also invention : the brain as a creativity machine ; The emergence of twentieth-century painting -- Biology of the beholder's visual response to art. The brain's processing of visual images ; Deconstruction of the visual image : the building blocks of form perception ; Reconstruction of the world we see : vision is information processing ; High-level vision and the brain's perception of face, hands, and body ; Top-down processing of information : using memory to find meaning ; The deconstruction of emotion : the search for emotional primitives ; The artistic depiction of emotion through the face, hands, body, and color ; Unconscious emotions, conscious feelings, and their bodily expression -- Biology of the beholder's emotional response to art. Top-down control of cognitive emotional information ; The biological response to beauty and ugliness in art ; The beholder's share : entering the private theater of another's mind ; The biology of the beholder's share : modeling other people's minds ; How the brain regulates emotion and empathy -- An evolving dialogue between visual art and science. Artistic universals and the Austrian expressionists ; The creative brain ; The cognitive unconscious and the creative brain ; Brain circuits for creativity ; Talent, creativity, and brain development ; Knowing ourselves : the new dialogue between art and science.
Summary: A brilliant book by a Nobel Prize winner, "The Age of Insight" takes readers to Vienna in 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind--our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions--and how mind and brain relate to art.
Subject: Subconsciousness.
Subconsciousness in art.


Kandel, Eric R, "The age of insight : the quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and brain : from Vienna 1900 to the present," New York : Random House, c2012.

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