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By David Ciccoricco

How do writers signify cognition, and what can those representations let us know approximately how our personal minds work? Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media is the 1st single-author ebook to discover those questions throughout media, relocating from analyses of literary narratives in print to these stumbled on the place loads cultural and creative construction happens this present day: desktop screens.

Expanding the area of literary reports from a spotlight on representations to the type of simulations that represent narratives in electronic media, resembling these present in interactive, web-based electronic fictions and story-driven games, David Ciccoricco attracts on new learn within the cognitive sciences to demonstrate how the cybernetic and ludic features characterizing narratives in new literary media have major implications for a way we comprehend the workings of exact minds in an more and more media-saturated tradition. Amid endured predicament in regards to the effect of electronic media at the minds of readers and avid gamers this day, and the alarming philosophical questions generated through the communion of minds and machines, Ciccoricco offers certain examples illustrating how tales in nearly any medium can nonetheless nourish inventive mind's eye and domesticate critical—and ethical—reflection. Contributing new insights on realization, conception, reminiscence, and emotion, Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media is a e-book on the leading edge of a brand new wave of media-conscious cognitive literary studies.

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