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Image And Mind

Author : Gregory Currie
ISBN : 0521453569
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book develops a theory of the nature of the cinematic medium, of the psychology of film viewing, and of film narrative.
Category: Performing Arts

Images In Mind

Author : Deborah Steiner
ISBN : 0691094888
Genre : History
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In archaic and classical Greece, statues played a constant role in people's religious, political, economic, aesthetic, and mental lives. Evidence of many kinds demonstrates that ancient Greeks thought about--and interacted with--statues in ways very different from our own. This book recovers ancient thinking about statues by approaching them through contemporary literary sources. It not only shows that ancient viewers conceived of images as more operative than aesthetic, but additionally reveals how poets and philosophers found in sculpture a practice ''good to think with.'' Deborah Tarn Steiner considers how Greek authors used images to ponder the relation of a copy to an original and of external appearance to inner reality. For these writers, a sculpture could straddle life and death, encode desire, or occasion reflection on their own act of producing a text. Many of the same sources also reveal how thinking about statues was reflected in the objects' everyday treatment. Viewing representations of gods and heroes as vessels hosting a living force, worshippers ritually washed, clothed, and fed them in order to elicit the numinous presence within. By reading the plastic and verbal sources together, this book offers new insights into classical texts while illuminating the practices surrounding the design, manufacture, and deployment of ancient images. Its argument that images are properly objects of cultural and social--rather than purely aesthetic--study will attract art historians, cultural historians, and anthropologists, as well as classicists.
Category: History

Images Of Mind

Author : Michael I. Posner
ISBN : 0716760193
Genre : Science
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Scientists continue to try to pinpoint the physical mechanisms of the brain involved in perception, learning, memory, and other higher cognitive functions. Now they have at their command some remarkable investigative tools - including imaging technologies (primarily positron emission tomography, or PET) that are able to take pictures of the brain in action, rendering certain aspects of thought visible as they occur. By allowing scientists to see the physical changes brought on by mental activity, these technologies are helping to reveal the connections between different parts of the brain and specific functions of the mind. Images of Mind is a lavish showcase for PET, other brain imaging techniques, and the emerging field of cognitive neuroscience. Written by leading authorities Michael Posner (a cognitive psychologist) and Marcus Raichle (a neuroscientist), the book documents the often ingenious ways in which scientists are putting PET imaging to use. What happens to the brain physically when we read? Speak? Form mental images? Process information automatically? In Images of Mind, Posner and Raichle describe how cognitive neuroscientists investigate these functions and what they have learned. You will see how PET records change in the brain's blood flow during specific sensory stimulations and cognitive operations, and how those changes are measured objectively. You will also read about the latest applications of this field to studies of child development and mental disorders. Images of Mind reveals how far cognitive neuroscience has come in understanding the construction of thoughts and images in the brain. A compelling subject, fascinating illustrations, and authors who are foremost experts in the field combine to make this a particularly engrossing volume.
Category: Science

Image And Mind

Author : Stephen Michael Kosslyn
ISBN : 0674443667
Genre : Psychology
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Kosslyn makes an impressive case for the view that images are critically involved in the life of the mind. In a series of ingenious experiments, he provides hard evidence that people can construct elaborate mental images, search them for specific information, and perform such other internal operations as mental rotation.
Category: Psychology

The White Image In The Black Mind

Author : Mia Bay
ISBN : 0195132793
Genre : Social Science
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How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or another race entirely? When nineteenth-century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If not, why not? How did blacks assess the status of the white race? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's shifting attitudes about race in a period that saw slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and urban migration.Much has been written about how the whites of this time viewed blacks, and about how blacks viewed themselves. By contrast, the ways in which blacks saw whites have remained a historical and intellectual mystery. Reversing the focus of such fundamental studies as George Fredrickson's The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this mystery. In doing so, she uncovers and elucidates the racial thought of a wide range of nineteenth-century African-Americans--educated and unlettered, male and female, free and enslaved.
Category: Social Science

The Image In Mind

Author : Charles Taliaferro
ISBN : 9781441148827
Genre : Religion
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A philosophical inquiry into the strengths and weaknesses of theism and naturalism in accounting for the emergence of consciousness, the visual imagination and aesthetic values. The authors begin by offering an account of modern scientific practice which gives a central place to the visual imagination and aesthetic values. They then move to test the explanatory power of naturalism and theism in accounting for consciousness and the very visual imagination and aesthetic values that lie behind and define modern science. Taliaferro and Evans argue that evolutionary biology alone is insufficient to account for consciousness, the visual imagination and aesthetic values. Insofar as naturalism is compelled to go beyond evolutionary biology, it does not fare as well as theism in terms of explanatory power.
Category: Religion

After Image

Author : John Grant
ISBN : 0007119496
Genre : Business & Economics
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By one of the leading lights in the new marketing revolution, this pioneering book draws from the latest findings in business theory, cognitive neuroscience and social research, to provide a new direction and system for marketing. Instead of relying on the traditional (image-based) approach, Grant argues that companies should now direct their efforts at building shared meaning and learning—through interactive and non-traditional media—as the basis for marketing.
Category: Business & Economics

The Jefferson Image In The American Mind

Author : Merrill D. Peterson
ISBN : 0813918510
Genre : History
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Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's influence upon American thought and imagination since his death in 1826. Peterson shows how the public attitude toward Jefferson has always paralleled the political climate of the time; the complexities of the man, his thoughts, and his deeds being viewed only in fragments by later generations. He explains how the ideas of Jefferson have been distorted, defended, pilloried, or used by virtually every leading politician, historian, and intellectual. Through most of our history, political parties have engaged in an ideological tug-of-war to see who would wear "the mantle of Jefferson."
Category: History

Images In Language Media And Mind

Author : Roy F. Fox
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017267118
Genre : Social Science
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The essays in this collection discuss the "image" as both product and process. Representing such diverse disciplines as rhetoric, composition, clinical psychology, journalism, photography, communication, education, and sociology, the essays describe how images function and how they are linked with language and explore the role of images in shaping social issues. Following an introduction (overview) by the editor, the essays in Part I, "Images in Language," are: (1) "Image Studies: An Interdisciplinary View" (Roy F. Fox); (2) "People Prose" (Alan C. Purves); (3) "Imaging, Literacy, and Sylvia Ashton-Warner" (Nancy S. Thompson); (4) "Photographs, Writing, and Critical Thinking" (Carol P. Hovanec and David Freund); and (5) "Child Talk: Re-presenting Pictures in the Mind" (Stevie Hoffman). The essays in Part II, "Images in Media," are: (6) "Where We Live" (Roy F. Fox); (7) "From War Propaganda to Sound Bites: The Poster Mentality of Politics in the Age of Television" (Linda R. Robertson); (8) "Reading Ollie North" (William V. Costanzo); (9) "Instant History, Image History: Lessons from the Persian Gulf War" (George Gerbner); (10) "Authorship of Metaphoric Imagery in 'Live' Television Sportscasts" (Barbra S. Morris); (11) "Ad Images and the Stunting of Sexuality" (Carol Moog); and (12) "'Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful': A Commercial in Context" (Gerald O. Grow). The essays in Part III, "Images in Mind." are: (13) "Beyond 'The Empty Eye': A Conversation with S. I. Hayakawa and Alan R. Hayakawa" (Roy F. Fox); (14) "The Image Is Not the Thing" (Herb Karl); (15)"Analyzing Visual Persuasion: The Art of Duck Hunting" (Kay Ellen Rutledge); and (16) "The Riddle of Visual Experience" (Vito Signorile). (NKA)
Category: Social Science

The Black Image In The White Mind

Author : George M. Fredrickson
ISBN : 0819561886
Genre : History
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A study of issues of race in 19th century America.
Category: History

Mind Image

Author : Herb Greene
ISBN : UOM:39015006738200
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Black Image In The White Mind

Author : George M. Fredrickson
ISBN : 0819561886
Genre : History
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A study of issues of race in 19th century America.
Category: History

Moving Images Culture And The Mind

Author : Ib Bondebjerg
ISBN : UOM:39015054158848
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the rise of cinema in 1896, moving images have been of increased importance in the construction of culture and society and for the ways in which we interact with reality and with each other. With the coming of television on a global mass scale in the 1960's and the birth of computers and the information society in the 1980's, we are right now in an expanding and changing culture highly influenced by visual media.
Category: Performing Arts

Visual Literacy

Author : Paul Messaris
ISBN : UOM:39015026846546
Genre : Business & Economics
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How do pictures—both moving and still—create for us an almost palpable world of objects and events? With this question in mind, Paul Messaris analyzes the process by which people interpret and respond to visual media (movies, TV, photographs, drawings, and the arts) and discusses the social and political agendas that may underlie the use of visual manipulation.
Category: Business & Economics

Re Imagining Don Quixote Film Image And Mind

Author : Antonio Cortijo Ocaña
ISBN : 1588713016
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of articles by prominent Hispanists deals with Film, Image, and Mind as they relate to Don Quixote and Cervantes. This book is #40 in Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monograph's DocumentaciOn cervantina series.
Category: Literary Criticism

Image And Brain

Author : Stephen Michael Kosslyn
ISBN : 0262611244
Genre : Psychology
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This work integrates a 20-year research programme on the nature of high-level vision and mental imagery. The author develops a general theory of visual mental imagery, its relation to visual perception, and its implementation in the human brain.
Category: Psychology

The Black Image In The White Mind

Author : Robert M. Entman
ISBN : 9780226210773
Genre : Social Science
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Living in a segregated society, white Americans learn about African Americans not through personal relationships but through the images the media show them. The Black Image in the White Mind offers the most comprehensive look at the intricate racial patterns in the mass media and how they shape the ambivalent attitudes of Whites toward Blacks. Using the media, and especially television, as barometers of race relations, Robert Entman and Andrew Rojecki explore but then go beyond the treatment of African Americans on network and local news to incisively uncover the messages sent about race by the entertainment industry-from prime-time dramas and sitcoms to commercials and Hollywood movies. While the authors find very little in the media that intentionally promotes racism, they find even less that advances racial harmony. They reveal instead a subtle pattern of images that, while making room for Blacks, implies a racial hierarchy with Whites on top and promotes a sense of difference and conflict. Commercials, for example, feature plenty of Black characters. But unlike Whites, they rarely speak to or touch one another. In prime time, the few Blacks who escape sitcom buffoonery rarely enjoy informal, friendly contact with White colleagues—perhaps reinforcing social distance in real life. Entman and Rojecki interweave such astute observations with candid interviews of White Americans that make clear how these images of racial difference insinuate themselves into Whites' thinking. Despite its disturbing readings of television and film, the book's cogent analyses and proposed policy guidelines offer hope that America's powerful mediated racial separation can be successfully bridged. "Entman and Rojecki look at how television news focuses on black poverty and crime out of proportion to the material reality of black lives, how black 'experts' are only interviewed for 'black-themed' issues and how 'black politics' are distorted in the news, and conclude that, while there are more images of African-Americans on television now than there were years ago, these images often don't reflect a commitment to 'racial comity' or community-building between the races. Thoroughly researched and convincingly argued."—Publishers Weekly "Drawing on their own research and that of a wide array of other scholars, Entman and Rojecki present a great deal of provocative data showing a general tendency to devalue blacks or force them into stock categories."—Ben Yagoda, New Leader Winner of the Frank Luther Mott Award for best book in Mass Communication and the Robert E. Lane Award for best book in political psychology.
Category: Social Science

Murals Of The Mind Image Of A Psychiatric Community

Author : Jay Harris
ISBN : UOM:39015009576391
Genre : Medical
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Reports on the relationship of a group's structure and the imagery produced in a group mural, based on a study of the mural sessions of patients on the psychiatric ward in a university hospital
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Mental Health Poetry An Image Of Your Mind

Author : jeremy parker
ISBN : 9781793412652
Genre : Medical
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poems about thoughts of a mental health patient written from my own personal experiences dark thoughts i suffered through the depression .
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The Mind S Eye

Author : Marian M. MacCurdy
ISBN : 1558495576
Genre : Education
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In the post 9/11 world, therapeutic writing has become a topic of interest in academic circles and the press. This work investigates the relationship between writing and trauma, examines how we process difficult experiences and how writing can help us to integrate them, and provides a pedagogy to deal with the difficult life stories.
Category: Education