- The Neuro-Aesthetics of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy: Theory Interpretation Narrative
- Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
- Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-28-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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Imagining Minds explores how the novels of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy create the felt-quality of their authoring minds and of the minds they author by bringing their writing in relation to cognitive neuroscience accounts of the mind-brain, especially of William James and Antonio Damasio. It is in that relational space between the novels and theories of mind-brain that Kay Young works through her fundamental claim: the novel writes about the nature of mind, narrates it at work, and stimulates us to know deepened experiences of consciousness in its touching of our reading minds.
While, in addition to James and Damasio, Young draws on a range of theories of mind-brain generated by current research in philosophy, neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis to help her understand the novel's imagining of mind, her claim is that those disciplines cannot themselves perform the more fully integrated because embodied and emotionally stimulating mind work of the novel-mind work that prompts us as their readers to better know our own minds.
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By Sparky McGhee on 01-29-13
If you could sum up Imagining Minds in three words, what would they be?
It is great to see books on this subject being produced. I hope Audible will add more narratology titles
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does Cynthia Wallace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
It is nice to have someone read when my eyes are tired
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
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