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  1. W. P. Seeley (2014). Starr, G. Gabrielle. Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience MIT Press, 2013, Xx + 259 Pp., 19 Color Illus., $25.00 Cloth. [REVIEW] Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72 (3):342-345.
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  2. W. P. Seeley (2013). Art, Meaning, and Perception: A Question of Methods for a Cognitive Neuroscience of Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 53 (4):443-460.
    Neuroscience of art might give us traction with aesthetic issues. However it can be seen to have trouble modeling the artistically salient semantic properties of artworks. So if meaning really matters, and it does, even in aesthetic contexts, the prospects for this nascent field are dim. The issue boils down to a question of whether or not we can get a grip on the kinds of constraints present and available to guide interpretive behavior in our engagement with works of fine (...)
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  3. W. P. Seeley (2012). Hearing How Smooth It Looks: Selective Attention and Crossmodal Perception in the Arts. Essays in Philosophy 13 (2):8.
    A broad range of behavior is associated with crossmodal perception in the arts. Philosophical explanations of crossmodal perception often make reference to neuroscientific discussions of multisensory integration in selective attention. This research demonstrates that superior colliculus plays a regulative role in attention, integrating unique modality specific visual, auditory, and somatosensory spatial maps into a common spatial framework for action, and that motor skill, emotional salience, and semantic salience contribute to the integration of auditory, visual, and somatosensory information in ordinary perceptual (...)
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  4. W. P. Seeley (2010). New Waves in Aesthetics Edited by Stock, Kathleen and Katherine Thomson-Jones. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (2):188-191.
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