The Creative Brain: Literature, Arts & Cognition

VMS 246A

Exploration of creativity and the relationships among literature, the visual and performing arts, cognition, and contemporary neuroscience. Literary and visual studies within a French context of perceptual knowledge, aesthetics, expectation, imagination, and social cognition. Close reading of literature and art in relation to progressive movements in Parisian society, and phenomenological studies of the cognitive processes involved in the creation and perception of visual and performing art forms. Instruction in English. Offered only in Duke in Paris Neurohumanities Program.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • ALP
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • FRENCH 342A
  • NEUROSCI 242A
  • ROMST 242A
Typically Offered
Occasionally