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The Resource Getting inside your head : what cognitive science can tell us about popular culture, Lisa Zunshine

Getting inside your head : what cognitive science can tell us about popular culture, Lisa Zunshine

Label
Getting inside your head : what cognitive science can tell us about popular culture
Title
Getting inside your head
Title remainder
what cognitive science can tell us about popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Zunshine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 and feelings, what we want each other to think we know, and what we would dearly love to know but don't. Cognitive 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 Notorious. This 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zunshine, Lisa
Dewey number
801/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P93
LC item number
Z86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology and literature
  • Cognition and culture
  • Popular culture and literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Philosophy and cognitive science
Label
Getting inside your head : what cognitive science can tell us about popular culture, Lisa Zunshine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture of greedy mind readers -- I know what you're thinking, Mr. Darcy! -- Sadistic benefactors -- Theaters, hippodromes, and other mousetraps -- Movies : the power of restraint -- Mockumentaries, photography, and stand-up comedy : upping the agony -- Reality TV : humiliation in real time -- Musicals (particularly around 11 pm) -- Painting feelings -- Painting mysteries
Control code
ocn769141384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781421406169
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011048290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1598657
  • (OCoLC)769141384
Label
Getting inside your head : what cognitive science can tell us about popular culture, Lisa Zunshine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture of greedy mind readers -- I know what you're thinking, Mr. Darcy! -- Sadistic benefactors -- Theaters, hippodromes, and other mousetraps -- Movies : the power of restraint -- Mockumentaries, photography, and stand-up comedy : upping the agony -- Reality TV : humiliation in real time -- Musicals (particularly around 11 pm) -- Painting feelings -- Painting mysteries
Control code
ocn769141384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781421406169
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011048290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1598657
  • (OCoLC)769141384

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