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Joint Attention New Developments in Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, and Social Neuroscience

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ISBN-10: 0262016826

ISBN-13: 9780262016827

Edition: 2012

Authors: Axel Seemann

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Academic interest in the phenomenon of joint attention-- the capacity to attend to an object together with another creature--has increased rapidly over the past two decades. Yet it isn't easy to spell out in detail what joint attention is, how it ought to be characterized, and what exactly its significance consists in. The writers for this volume address these and related questions by drawing on a variety of disciplines, including developmental and comparative psychology, philosophy of mind, and social neuroscience. The volume organizes their contributions along three main themes: definitional concerns, such as the question of whether or not joint attention should be understood as an…    
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is Joint Attention? Comparative, Developmental, and Definitional Issues
Getting Beyond Rich and Lean Views of Joint Attention
Joint Attention: Twelve Myths
The Generation of Human Meaning: How Shared Experience Grows in Infancy
Joint Attention or Joint Engagement? Insights from Autism
A Gaze at Grips with Me
Joint Attention, Communication, and Knowing Together in Infancy
Joint Attention: Toward a Relational Account
How Does Joint Attention Work? Mechanisms and Processes
Sociality, Attention, and the Mind's Eyes
Some Preliminary Observations on the Neural Correlates of Joint Attention in Chimpanzees
Social Cognition and the Allure of the Second-Person Perspective: In Defense of Empathy and Simulation
Interactive Coordination in Joint Attention
Elementary Mind Minding, Enactivist-Style
The Phenomenology of Joint Action: Self-Agency versus Joint Agency
What Does Joint Attention Explain? Spatial Awareness and Other Minds
Joint Attention as the Fundamental Basis of Understanding Perspectives
An Object-Dependent Perspective on Joint Attention
Grasping Affordance: A Window onto Social Cognition
About the Authors
Index