A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field:Bridging the Humanities-Neurosciences Divide

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Barbara Stafford is a pioneering art historian whose research has long helped to bridge the divide between the humanities and cognitive sciences. In A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field, she marshals a distinguished group of thinkers to forge a ground-breaking dialogue between the emerging brain sciences, the liberal arts, and social sciences.

Stafford's book examines meaning and mental function from this dual experimental perspective. The wide-ranging essays included here-from Frank Echenhofer's foray into shamanist hallucinogenic visions to David Bashwiner's analysis of emotion and danceability-develop a common language for implementing programmatic and institutional change. Demonstrating how formerly divided fields are converging around shared issues, A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field maps a high-level, crossdisciplinary adventure from one of our leading figures in visual studies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780226770550
Publication Date: 
2011-06-01
Binding: 
Paperback