David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Explorations (1989)
The issue of hemispheric processing of art works, either alone or in relation to a certain aspect of language, was investigated in normal subjects. Three experiments were performed. In the first, memory for surrealistic versus realistic pictures was investigated. In the second, memory for metaphoric versus literal titles of these pictures was measured. In the third, memory for the paintings was determined as a function of the same titles. The results of the first experiment showed a right visual field (RVF) advantage for the surrealistic pictures. No field difference emerged for the realistic pictures. The results of the second experiment indicated a RVF advantage in memory for metaphoric titles. Moreover, in the RVF, there was an advantage for titles from surrealistic-metaphoric pairs over all other pairings. Results of experiment three showed a RVF advantage in remembering pictures from surrealistic-metaphoric pairs and in the left visual field (LVF) there was advantage for pictures with literal titles. Taken together, the results suggest left hemisphere advantage in processing meaningful, yet incongruous arrays, both pictorial and linguistic. The results are discussed in terms of hemispheric memory for art works, metaphors, and the relationship between the two in the brain.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
J. Oates Smith (1966). Ritual and Violence in Flannery O'Connor. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 41 (4):545-560.
P. Graf & B. Uttl (2001). Prospective Memory: A New Focus for Research. Consciousness and Cognition 10 (4):437-450.
B. Uttl, P. Graf, J. Miller & H. Tuokko (2001). Pro- and Retrospective Memory in Late Adulthood. Consciousness and Cognition 10 (4):451-472.
Norman H. Anderson (1997). Functional Memory Versus Reproductive Memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):19-20.
Gabriele Gratton, Monica Fabiani & Paul M. Corballis (2001). Working Memory Capacity and the Hemispheric Organization of the Brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):121-122.
R. Joseph (2003). Emotional Trauma and Childhood Amnesia. Consciousness and Emotion 4 (2):151-179.
Dominic Lopes (1995). Pictorial Realism. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (3):277-285.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #143,417 of 1,781,303 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #96,732 of 1,781,303 )
How can I increase my downloads?