Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Author:   Clelia Falletti (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) ,  Gabriele Sofia (Paul Valery University Montpellier 3, France) ,  Victor Jacono (Independent scholar and practitioner) ,  John Lutterbie (Stony Brook University, USA)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781472584786


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   25 February 2016
Format:   Hardback
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This is the first volume to provide a detailed introduction to some of the main areas of research and practice in the interdisciplinary field of art and neuroscience. With contributions from neuroscientists, theatre scholars and artists from seven countries, it offers a rich and rigorous array of perspectives as a springboard to further exploration. Divided into four parts, each prefaced by an expert editorial introduction, it examines: * Theatre as a space of relationships: a neurocognitive perspective * The spectator's performative experience and 'embodied theatrology' * The complexity of theatre and human cognition * Interdisciplinary perspectives on applied performance Each part includes contributions from international pioneers of interdisciplinarity in theatre scholarship, and from neuroscientists of world-renown researching the physiology of action, the mirror neuron mechanism, action perception, space perception, empathy and intersubjectivity. While illustrating the remarkable growth of interest in the performing arts for cognitive neuroscience, this volume also reveals the extraordinary richness of exchange and debate born out of different approaches to the topics.

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Author:   Clelia Falletti (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) ,  Gabriele Sofia (Paul Valery University Montpellier 3, France) ,  Victor Jacono (Independent scholar and practitioner) ,  John Lutterbie (Stony Brook University, USA)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Methuen Drama
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9781472584786


ISBN 10:   1472584783
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   25 February 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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A key strength of the book lies in the diversity of its perspectives ... The book makes a significant contribution to this field of study, particularly since there is arguably a lacuna when it comes to the featuring of theatre ... in scientific publications ... Its speciality is its multifaceted perspective. South African Theatre Journal


A key strength of the book lies in the diversity of its perspectives ... The book makes a significant contribution to this field of study, particularly since there is arguably a lacuna when it comes to the featuring of theatre ... in scientific publications ... Its speciality is its multifaceted perspective. * South African Theatre Journal * The essays provide a range of information, applications, and insights from the intersections of science and performance. * Theatre Journal *


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Clelia Falletti is Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Since 1981 she has participated in research by ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) directed by Eugenio Barba; she is dramaturg for Teatro Potlach, and co-editor of theatre books series with two Italian publishing houses. Gabriele Sofia teaches theatre studies and physical theatre at Paul Valery University, Montpellier, France. Since 2006 he has carried out an interdisciplinary research project on the neurophysiology of the actor and the spectator between the Sapienza University of Rome and the Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord. From 2009 to 2013 he promoted and organized five editions of the International Conference Dialogues between Theatre and Neuroscience at Sapienza. Victor Jacono, PhD in Performance Studies, teaches at the MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts and Drama at the Alternative Learning Program, Malta.

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