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A. Scarinzi (ed.) (2018): Recasting Aesthetic Experience: Emotions and the "Continuity Principle" 2nd conference "Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind" 24th August 2015, Birkbeck College London, UK, Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag - internationaler wissenschaftlicher Fachverlag

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This volume aims at highlighting the role of the interdependent relation between emotion and cognition in the bodily mediated pre-linguistic meaning constitution in aesthetic experience and perception and focuses on the current discussions about the role of the body and of emotions in perception and aesthetic meaning-making. The role of self-perceptions and self-reports in the measurement of emotion-related variables as well as the investigation of visualization as media feedback, muscular tension and motor activation in aesthetic experience within the framework of embodied and enactive cognitive science is put into focus. The volume contributes to better understand why, at present, ecological approaches to aesthetics fail to deliver a cognitive science of art for pretty much the same reasons neuroaesthetics and embodied or enactive aesthetics provide one.

Table of Content

Introduction: Emotion, Cognition and the “Continuity Principle” A. Scarinzi.......................................7

1. On the Deep Roots of Trait Emotional Intelligence - K.V. Petrides..................................................10

2. Emotions and the Generation of Meaning in the Arts- Mariselda Tessarolo............................... 34

3. Society as a Collective Body. Styles of Embodiment in the Arts

as Symptoms of Social Change - Ilaria Riccioni.......................................................................................61

4. The Models of Aesthetic Experience in Modern American Art

Education - Elena Polyudova......................................................................................................................81

5. Enacting Visualization. Mental Imagery and the Role of Pictures Francesco Parisi............. ......96

6. Contribution of Muscular Tension to Aesthetic Emotions Joanna Ganczarek............................120

7. Aesthetic Experience in Art-Practice: a Pre-Linguistic Felt Quality Alma Studholme..............155

8. Optimal Experience, Creativity and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life John Haworth...............195

9. Ecoaesthetics and the Prospects of a Cognitive Science of Art Vicente Raja, Paco Calvo

and María José Alcaraz León....................................................................................................................219

10. The Mind-Body-Continuity Principle in Communication: An Integrative

Perspective Via the Theory of Concept-Holes Adrian Lesenciuc..................................................261

11. Music and Emotions Pentti Määttänen................................................................................ .............293

12. Hearts Unchained: The Cognitive Basis of Love in English and

Serbian Popular Music Andrea Stojilkov............................................................................................308

Biographies.........................................................................................................................................345