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Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, by Alva Nöe

01/01/2015 (Aprox)


In short, aesthetic experience begins where neuroaesthetics ends; or, as the philosopher Alva Noë (2015, 361) put it, in neuroaesthetics 

“art isn’t explained; it is explained away.”


Indeed, neuroaesthetics requires us to give up the very concept of “art,” to impoverish it to the point of considering its productions as a primitive form of brain imaging, and beauty as the automatic outcome of the arrangement of visual stimuli (Cappelletto 2009, 151, 152).

Vidal, Fernando and Ortega, Francisco. Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (Forms of Living)....

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Below you can find the book at Google Books and watch lectures by Alva Nöe on the subject:

Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness at...

Alva Noë: You Are Not Your Brain
Alva Noë - Why a Mind-Body Problem?
Alva Noë - Why is Consciousness so baffling?
Alva Noë - What Makes Brains Conscious?
Debate: "Can Neuroscience Help Us Understand Art?" (Alva Noë and Gabrielle Starr)
Alva Nöe is a writer and a philosopher living in Berkeley and New York. He works on the nature of mi...
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Updated in 19/02/2021

All events in the topic Chap. 2: Neuroaesthetics:


01/01/1997 (Aprox)01/01/1999 (Aprox)Coining of the word NeuroaestheticsCoining of the word Neuroaesthetics
01/01/2010 (Aprox)Neuroaesthetics as a field of studyNeuroaesthetics as a field of study
01/01/2013 (Aprox)Foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical AestheticsFoundation of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
01/01/2008 (Aprox)Coining of the term NeuroarthistoryCoining of the term Neuroarthistory
01/01/2004 (Aprox)Neural Correlates of Beauty, by Hideaki Kawabata and Semir ZekiNeural Correlates of Beauty, by Hideaki Kawabata and Semir Zeki
01/01/2000 (Aprox)fMRI Experiment on Art Creation, by Robert SolsofMRI Experiment on Art Creation, by Robert Solso
01/01/1964 (Aprox)Andy Warhol's Brillo BoxAndy Warhol's Brillo Box
01/01/1989 (Aprox)The Power of Images, by David FreedbergThe Power of Images, by David Freedberg
01/01/2007 (Aprox)01/01/2009 (Aprox)David Freedberg's articles on neuroaesthetics
01/01/1992 (Aprox)Discovery of Mirror NeuronsDiscovery of Mirror Neurons
01/01/2015 (Aprox)Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, by Alva NöeOut of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, by Alva Nöe
01/01/1993 (Aprox)Andy Warhol: Brillo Box, by Arthur DantoAndy Warhol: Brillo Box, by Arthur Danto