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How Literature Plays with the Brain

The Neuroscience of Reading and Art

How Literature Plays with the Brain( )
Author: Armstrong, Paul B.
ISBN:978-1-4214-1002-9
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $52.95
Book Description:

"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...
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Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Education / Educational Psychology
Art / General
Literary Criticism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.279 x 9.126 x 0.86 Inches
Book Weight:0.981 Pounds

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