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  1. History and Intentions in the Experience of Artworks.Alessandro Pignocchi - 2014 - Topoi 33 (2):477-486.
    The role of personal background knowledge--in particular knowledge about the context of production of an artwork--has been only marginally taken into account in cognitive approaches to art. Addressing this issue is crucial to enhancing these approaches' explanatory power and framing their collaboration with the humanities (Bullot and Reber, in press). This paper sketches a model of the experience of artworks based on the mechanisms of intention attribution, and shows how this model makes it possible to address the issue of personal (...)
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    The Intuitive Concept of Art.Alessandro Pignocchi - 2012 - Philosophical Psychology 27 (3):425-444.
    A great deal of work in analytic philosophy of art is related to defining what counts as art. So far, cognitive approaches to art have almost entirely ignored this literature. In this paper I discuss the role of intuition in analytic philosophy of art, to show how an empirical research program on art could take advantage of existing work in analytic philosophy. I suggest that the first step of this research program should be to understand how people intuitively categorize something (...)
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    Mirror and Canonical Neurons Are Not Constitutive of Aesthetic Responses.Roberto Casati & Alessandro Pignocchi - 2007 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 (10):000-000.
    The alleged neural basis of empathic responses to artworks is only of marginal relevance for aesthetics and for cognitive theories of art.
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    How the Intentions of the Draftsman Shape Perception of a Drawing.Alessandro Pignocchi - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (4):887-898.
    The interaction between the recovery of the artist’s intentions and the perception of an artwork is a classic topic for philosophy and history of art. It also frequently, albeit sometimes implicitly, comes up in everyday thought and conversation about art and artworks. Since recent work in cognitive science can help us understand how we perceive and understand the intentions of others, this discipline could fruitfully participate in a multidisciplinary investigation of the role of intention recovery in art perception. The method (...)
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    Apprendre À Dessiner Deux Théories.Alessandro Pignocchi - 2011 - Rivista di Estetica 47:47-59.
    The practice of drawing is an ideal study case for framing a cognitive approach to art. In this paper I enumerate six constraints that must be respected by any cognitive theory of drawing production. I evaluate the two major existing theories - Ruskin's theory of the innocent eye and Gombrich' theory of graphic schemes - and show the superiority of Gombrich' theory. I finally provide the first elements for a psychological development of the theory of graphic schemes.
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    Communication Advantages of Line Drawings.Roberto Casati & Alessandro Pignocchi - unknown
    This paper investigates a the cognitive foundations of a pragmatic account of line drawings. It sets to highlight those features of line drawings that make them, as opposed to other types of visual representations, particularly conducive to communication. It is argued that representational and artifactual properties of drawings must be investigated together in order to understand the peculiarities of drawings as communicative tools.
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    Learning to Draw: Two Theories.Alessandro Pignocchi - 2011 - Rivista di Estetica 47:47-60.
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    What is Art? A Methodological Framework for a Pluridisciplinary Investigation.Alessandro Pignocchi - unknown
    Over the last decades, disciplines such as cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology and the neurosciences have shown an increasing interest for art. It remains unclear what kind of relation these "young disciplines" should have with more traditional endeavors and, more generally, in which way they can enrich our understanding of art. In this paper, I lay down the foundations of a methodological framework which distinguishes between three basic topics: the investigation of the cognitive phenomena elicited by the experience of things that (...)
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