Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain

ISBN-10: 0262693321

ISBN-13: 9780262693325

Edition: 2005

Authors: Robert L. Solso

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How did the human brain evolve so that consciousness of art could develop? In this work Robert Solso describes how a consciousness that evolved for other purposes perceives and creates art.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Robert L. Solso is Professor and Head of the Cognitive Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Series Foreword
Introduction: Art ... a Tutorial
Nativistic Perception and Directed Perception
Nativistic Perception Applied to the Raft
Directed Perception Applied to the Raft
Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2
Art Meets Science
Art and the Rise of Consciousness
Changes in Science, Changes in Art
Traditional Ways of Understanding Art: Psychophysical Dualism
Art and Mind: A Unitary View
The Evolution of Art and Consciousness
The Rise of Consciousness as a Scientific Topic
AWAREness: The Five Facets of Consciousness
From Nucleotides to Newton
Art and Evolution
The "New and Improved" Brain and Technology, Art, Language, and Culture
Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, and Dogs That Can't Hunt
The Cognitive "Big Bang"
The Cognitive Blueprint
Environmental and Dietary Changes
Brains and Adaptation
The Evolution of the Brain
Art and Vision
Visual AWAREness
Seeing with Brain and Eye: The Dynamic Properties of Vision
The Eye
Beautiful Colors
From the Eye to the Brain
The Visual System and the Perception of Art
Art and the Brain
The Evolution of the Consciously AWARE Brain
The Cognitive Big Bang and the Emergence of Art
What Brains Do
"Raphael's Brain"
About Face
Faces Are Special in Art
Domain Specificity and Faces
What the Portrait Artist's Brain "Sees"
The Face as a Reflection of the "Inner Person"
Illusions: Sensory, Cognitive, and Artistic
Sensory Illusions: Truth or Fiction?
Cognitive Illusions: Twisting Truth
Visual Illusions
Artistic Illusions
First-Order Isomorphism and Proto-Isomorphism
Perspective: The Art of Illusion
Seeing a 3D World with a 2D Eye
Principles of Depth Perception: Where Is It?
Recumbent Figures: Why They Are So Hard to Draw
Art and Schemata
Visual Dissonance
Canonic Representations
Representational Art-Abstract Art
A Cognitive Neuroscience Theory of Aesthetics
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