Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture

Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell


Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture ❮KINDLE❯ ✽ Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture Author Lisa Zunshine – Polishdarling.co.uk We live in other people s heads avidly, reluctantly, consciously, unaware, mistakenly, and inescapably Our social life is a constant negotiation among what we think we know about each other s thoughts We live in other people Your Head: MOBI í s heads avidly, reluctantly, consciously, unaware, mistakenly, and inescapably Our social life is Getting Inside PDF/EPUB ² a constant negotiation among what we think we know about each other s thoughts and feelings, what we want Inside Your Head: MOBI î each other to think we know, and what we would dearly love to know but don tCognitive scientists have a special term for the evolved cognitive adaptation that makes us attribute mental states to other people through observation of their body language they call it theory of mind Getting Inside Your Head uses research in theory of mind to look at movies, musicals, novels, classic Chinese opera, stand up comedy, mock documentaries, photography, and reality television It follows Pride and Prejudice s Mr Darcy as he tries to conceal his anger, Tyler Durden as he lectures a stranger at gunpoint in Fight Club, and Ingrid Bergman as she fakes interest in horse races in NotoriousThis engaging book exemplifies the new interdisciplinary field of cognitive cultural studies, demonstrating that collaboration between cognitive science and cultural studies is both exciting and productive.

    Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell a special term for the evolved cognitive adaptation that makes us attribute mental states to other people through observation of their body language they call it theory of mind Getting Inside Your Head uses research in theory of mind to look at movies, musicals, novels, classic Chinese opera, stand up comedy, mock documentaries, photography, and reality television It follows Pride and Prejudice s Mr Darcy as he tries to conceal his anger, Tyler Durden as he lectures a stranger at gunpoint in Fight Club, and Ingrid Bergman as she fakes interest in horse races in NotoriousThis engaging book exemplifies the new interdisciplinary field of cognitive cultural studies, demonstrating that collaboration between cognitive science and cultural studies is both exciting and productive."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture
  • Lisa Zunshine
  • English
  • 18 June 2018
  • 1421406160

About the Author: Lisa Zunshine

Lisa Zunshine is Bush Holbrook Your Head: MOBI í Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, where she teaches courses Getting Inside PDF/EPUB ² in Restoration and eighteenth century British literature and culture She is a former Guggenheim fellow and the author Inside Your Head: MOBI î or editor of eleven books, including Bastards and Foundlings Illegitimacy in Eighteenth Century England , Why We Read Fiction Theory of Mind and the Novel , Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Samuel Richardson co edited with Jocelyn Harris, , Strange Concepts and the Stories They Make Possible Cognition, Culture, Narrative , Acting Theory and the English Stage , Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies ed , Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden co edited with Jayne Lewis, , Getting Inside Your Head What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture and The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies .



10 thoughts on “Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture

  1. Alžbětina Alžbětina says:

    Velmi zaj mav kniha o fenom nu, kter spojuje v ce m di , ne si nesp uv domujeme ten my lenek A te nemysl m pou ovou telepatii, ale snaha o vy ten my lenek lov ka z e i t la.Zunshine obratn vysv tluje na lehce srozumiteln ch p kladech, pro je pro n s e t la tak neodolaten z hada a sna me se ji interpretovat Nakolik jsme ale sp n i ne sp n , je ale v c jin A koliv v realit jsme sp e ne sp n , m dia n m zrpost edkov vaj vysokou m ru sp nosti a to je d l tak p it Velmi zaj mav kniha o fenom nu, kter spojuje v ce m di , ne si nesp uv domujeme ten my lenek A te nemysl m pou ovou telepatii, ale snaha o vy ten my lenek lov ka z e i t la.Zunshine obratn vysv tluje na lehce srozumiteln ch p kladech, pro je pro n s e t la tak neodolaten z hada a sna me se ji interpretovat Nakolik jsme ale sp n i ne sp n , je ale v c jin A koliv v realit jsme sp e ne sp n , m dia n m zrpost edkov vaj vysokou m ru sp nosti a to je d l tak p ita liv mi.V rom nech jde o moment, kdy postava na krati kou chvilku ztrat kontrolu nad sv mi emocemi obli ejem a my m eme vy st, co si mysl Nebo kdy pozorujeme mal d ti a jejich p irozenou nefal ovanou radost i zaujet A na e l ska k nim do jist m ry plyne pr v z jejich nefal ovan ch emoc.Zunshine zformulovala t i pravidla pro nefal ovan z itek z ten e i t la jej term n je embodied transparency co se ani nebudu pokou et p ekl dat 1 kontrast contrast jasn vhled do my len postavy kontrastov n ostatn mi postavami, jejich my len z st v z hadou2 pom jivost transcience vhled je mo n jen po velmi kr tkou dobu3 sebeovl d n restraint postava se sna zamaskovat sv pocity a t m se ony pocity odhal S t m se poj manipulace, kdy lov k nebo postava vyu v stereotypu, e e t la nel e a fal uje ji nap vhled do my len trv pom rn dlouho Anebo ony filmov sc ny z dostih a pokerov ch turnaj , kdy v ichni maj je t jinou agendu ne poker a dostihy p klad Anna Karenina a Casino Royale.Zunshine tak mluv o sadistick ch dobrodinc ch, kte v s dotla do momentu, kdy jste emo n lehce iteln jen proto, aby pak situaci zvr tili Tady jde hodn o soci ln postaven a moc.Ale abych jenom neshrnovala celou knihu, vyp chnu jen, e zat mco rom ny funguj zejm na na tom kr tk m okam iku, kdy ztrat te kontrolu, filmy to maj trochu naopak.Zaprv v nich nem e b t postava lehce iteln , proto e pak to ztr c kouzlo t eba v detektivk ch mus b t v ichni trochu ne iteln , aby v m mohly dop t ono Aha Zadruh sebekontrola ve filmech funguje tak, e nemus te v d t, jakou p esnou emoci se postava sna ovl dnout, ale itelnou ji in u jen ta snaha o sebekontrolu Ide ln mi postavami k tomuto jsou pr vn ci, dokto i, pioni a Zunshine analyzuje Kr lovnu s Helen Mirren jako ide ln p klad.Dal kapitoly zahrnuj muzik ly p se jako vhled do mysli , mockumentary The Office , reality TV a v tvarn um n.Pro m to bylo docela fascinuj c ten realizovan z bavnou a srozumitelnou formou Vzhledem k tomu, e ten mysli je p esn to, co m na ten v eobecn bav , pat m mezi ide ln skupinu ten , ze kter ch si Zunshine d l m sty trochu legraci Proto e si gratulujeme k na emu soci ln mu my len , jakmile dob e odhadneme n charakter

  2. Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin says:

    This is a fun book but the title is a little misleading when it says it talks about cognitive science and popular culture the book focuses on high culture just as often as pop culture Maybe it didn t want to scare readers away by seeming to focus on classical lit which is also featured The book focuses on our cognitive social abilities which are remarkable We are intensely social creatures which means we have to understand how other s minds operate to function socially Some biologists say This is a fun book but the title is a little misleading when it says it talks about cognitive science and popular culture the book focuses on high culture just as often as pop culture Maybe it didn t want to scare readers away by seeming to focus on classical lit which is also featured The book focuses on our cognitive social abilities which are remarkable We are intensely social creatures which means we have to understand how other s minds operate to function socially Some biologists say human beings are a super organism like bees or ants Our route to super organism is very different It is through mammalian sociality We are not all sister drones descended from a queen of the hive but pack hunting mammals like wolves who have extended our social skills in the last 10000 years since the Neolithic revolution to get hive sized social units but with mammalian equipment our large brains One module of this social repertoire and focus of the book is our mind reading ability The uncanny ability to model what others are thinking and put ourselves in a fellow human s shoes One of the most debilitating brain dysfunctions is autism which is the inability to read the intentions of others It is a kind of mind blindness that can severely interfere with getting on in the world The author explores our mind reading abilities and our eye for social signaling through literature and pop culture The very fact that we entertain ourselves with stories is integral to this mind reading ability So much of what we are about is stories Whether it is the latest reality show or literary classic we love to read and see the lives of others We display a complicated suite of signaling and emotional responses as we try to navigate the world and model what goes on in other s heads This book is really a treat and focuses on a deep part of what makes us human and unique

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10 thoughts on “Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture

  1. Alžbětina Alžbětina says:

    Velmi zaj mav kniha o fenom nu, kter spojuje v ce m di , ne si nesp uv domujeme ten my lenek A te nemysl m pou ovou telepatii, ale snaha o vy ten my lenek lov ka z e i t la.Zunshine obratn vysv tluje na lehce srozumiteln ch p kladech, pro je pro n s e t la tak neodolaten z hada a sna me se ji interpretovat Nakolik jsme ale sp n i ne sp n , je ale v c jin A koliv v realit jsme sp e ne sp n , m dia n m zrpost edkov vaj vysokou m ru sp nosti a to je d l tak p it Velmi zaj mav kniha o fenom nu, kter spojuje v ce m di , ne si nesp uv domujeme ten my lenek A te nemysl m pou ovou telepatii, ale snaha o vy ten my lenek lov ka z e i t la.Zunshine obratn vysv tluje na lehce srozumiteln ch p kladech, pro je pro n s e t la tak neodolaten z hada a sna me se ji interpretovat Nakolik jsme ale sp n i ne sp n , je ale v c jin A koliv v realit jsme sp e ne sp n , m dia n m zrpost edkov vaj vysokou m ru sp nosti a to je d l tak p ita liv mi.V rom nech jde o moment, kdy postava na krati kou chvilku ztrat kontrolu nad sv mi emocemi obli ejem a my m eme vy st, co si mysl Nebo kdy pozorujeme mal d ti a jejich p irozenou nefal ovanou radost i zaujet A na e l ska k nim do jist m ry plyne pr v z jejich nefal ovan ch emoc.Zunshine zformulovala t i pravidla pro nefal ovan z itek z ten e i t la jej term n je embodied transparency co se ani nebudu pokou et p ekl dat 1 kontrast contrast jasn vhled do my len postavy kontrastov n ostatn mi postavami, jejich my len z st v z hadou2 pom jivost transcience vhled je mo n jen po velmi kr tkou dobu3 sebeovl d n restraint postava se sna zamaskovat sv pocity a t m se ony pocity odhal S t m se poj manipulace, kdy lov k nebo postava vyu v stereotypu, e e t la nel e a fal uje ji nap vhled do my len trv pom rn dlouho Anebo ony filmov sc ny z dostih a pokerov ch turnaj , kdy v ichni maj je t jinou agendu ne poker a dostihy p klad Anna Karenina a Casino Royale.Zunshine tak mluv o sadistick ch dobrodinc ch, kte v s dotla do momentu, kdy jste emo n lehce iteln jen proto, aby pak situaci zvr tili Tady jde hodn o soci ln postaven a moc.Ale abych jenom neshrnovala celou knihu, vyp chnu jen, e zat mco rom ny funguj zejm na na tom kr tk m okam iku, kdy ztrat te kontrolu, filmy to maj trochu naopak.Zaprv v nich nem e b t postava lehce iteln , proto e pak to ztr c kouzlo t eba v detektivk ch mus b t v ichni trochu ne iteln , aby v m mohly dop t ono Aha Zadruh sebekontrola ve filmech funguje tak, e nemus te v d t, jakou p esnou emoci se postava sna ovl dnout, ale itelnou ji in u jen ta snaha o sebekontrolu Ide ln mi postavami k tomuto jsou pr vn ci, dokto i, pioni a Zunshine analyzuje Kr lovnu s Helen Mirren jako ide ln p klad.Dal kapitoly zahrnuj muzik ly p se jako vhled do mysli , mockumentary The Office , reality TV a v tvarn um n.Pro m to bylo docela fascinuj c ten realizovan z bavnou a srozumitelnou formou Vzhledem k tomu, e ten mysli je p esn to, co m na ten v eobecn bav , pat m mezi ide ln skupinu ten , ze kter ch si Zunshine d l m sty trochu legraci Proto e si gratulujeme k na emu soci ln mu my len , jakmile dob e odhadneme n charakter


  2. Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin says:

    This is a fun book but the title is a little misleading when it says it talks about cognitive science and popular culture the book focuses on high culture just as often as pop culture Maybe it didn t want to scare readers away by seeming to focus on classical lit which is also featured The book focuses on our cognitive social abilities which are remarkable We are intensely social creatures which means we have to understand how other s minds operate to function socially Some biologists say This is a fun book but the title is a little misleading when it says it talks about cognitive science and popular culture the book focuses on high culture just as often as pop culture Maybe it didn t want to scare readers away by seeming to focus on classical lit which is also featured The book focuses on our cognitive social abilities which are remarkable We are intensely social creatures which means we have to understand how other s minds operate to function socially Some biologists say human beings are a super organism like bees or ants Our route to super organism is very different It is through mammalian sociality We are not all sister drones descended from a queen of the hive but pack hunting mammals like wolves who have extended our social skills in the last 10000 years since the Neolithic revolution to get hive sized social units but with mammalian equipment our large brains One module of this social repertoire and focus of the book is our mind reading ability The uncanny ability to model what others are thinking and put ourselves in a fellow human s shoes One of the most debilitating brain dysfunctions is autism which is the inability to read the intentions of others It is a kind of mind blindness that can severely interfere with getting on in the world The author explores our mind reading abilities and our eye for social signaling through literature and pop culture The very fact that we entertain ourselves with stories is integral to this mind reading ability So much of what we are about is stories Whether it is the latest reality show or literary classic we love to read and see the lives of others We display a complicated suite of signaling and emotional responses as we try to navigate the world and model what goes on in other s heads This book is really a treat and focuses on a deep part of what makes us human and unique


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