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By Patrick Colm Hogan

ISBN-10: 0415942446

ISBN-13: 9780415942447

The increase cognitive technology has been some of the most vital highbrow advancements of contemporary years, stimulating new techniques to every little thing from philosophy to movie experiences. this is often an advent to what cognitive technology has to provide the arts and especially the learn of literature. Hogan indicates how the human mind works and makes us suppose in line with literature. He walks the reader via all the significant theories of cognitive technological know-how which are very important for the arts with the intention to comprehend the creation and reception of literature.

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Or how do we understand a metaphor? Or how do we produce stories? Given such a problem, different cognitive scientists may come to different conclusions. However, they will most often approach the problem in similar ways. cls April 24, 2003 18:9 Char Count= 0 30 . Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts According to Dawson, the first step in thinking as a cognitive scientist involves formulating the problem in terms of information processing. As we saw in the last chapter, a cognitive account of music addresses such issues as selection, segmentation, and structuration of perceptual inputs.

Cls April 24, 2003 18:9 Char Count= 0 30 . Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts According to Dawson, the first step in thinking as a cognitive scientist involves formulating the problem in terms of information processing. As we saw in the last chapter, a cognitive account of music addresses such issues as selection, segmentation, and structuration of perceptual inputs. Simply thinking in these terms shows that we are addressing music as a problem of information processing. In this case, we are asking just what information enters working memory from perception and how it does so.

In this case, the sounds are identified as linguistic and sent through specialized language processors. This involves, among other things, the segmentation of speech sounds and word units. All this is required for a sound event even to be matchable with my name, as stored in long-term memory, and thus to be “attention grabbing” at this level. Segmentation also occurs in the isolation of notes, phrases, and so on, in music (as discussed in chapter 1), the spontaneous recognition of rhythm in metered poetry (as when we unself-consciously “pick up” recurrent rhythmic units of both feet and lines), etc.

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