Readings

Besser, Stephan. “From the Neuron to the World and Back: The Poetics of the Neuromolecular Gaze in Bart Koubaa’s Het gebied van Nevski and James Cameron’s Avatar”

Burn, Stephen. “Neuroscience and Modern Fiction”

The British Psychological Society, “Understanding Psychosis Launch” (video)

Rita Carter, “A Stream of Illusion” (from Understanding Consciousness)

Rita Carter, “The Old Steam Whistle Test”(from Understanding Consciousness)

Douwe Draaisma, “Generic Images of Autism”

Paul John Eakin, “What Are We Talking about When We Read Autobiography?”

Paul John Eakin, Living Autobiographically (Chapter 1: The Rules of the Game)

Paul John Eakin, From Living Autobiographicallly (Chapter 2: Autobiographical Consciousness: Body, Brain, Self, and Narrative)

Temple Grandin, from Thinking in Pictures

Andrew Gaedtke, “Cognitive Investigations: The Problems of Qualia and Style in the Contemporary Neuronovel”

Sebastian Groes, “Information Overload in Literature”

Ian Hacking, “Lost in the Forest”

Ian Hacking, “First Fugueur”

Ian Hacking, “Autism Fiction: Mirror of an Internet Decade?”

Ernest Hartmann, Dreams and Nightmares: The New Theory on the Origin and Meaning of Dreams, Chapter 1 and Chapter 5

N. Katherine Hayles, “Brain Imaging and the Epistemology of Vision: Daniel Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom”

J. Allan Hobson, Selected chapters from The Dream Drugstore: Chemically Altered States of Consciousness

Siri Hustvedt, “I Wept Four Years and When I Stopped I Was Blind” (on conversion and hysteria)

Gary Johnson, “Consciousness as Content: Neuronarratives and the Redemption of Fiction”

Jane E. Kelley, et al, “Children’s Literature as a Bridge of Understanding for Classmates with and without Autism” 

Phillippe Lejeune, from On Autobiography

Tanya Lurhmann, “Redefining Mental Illness”

Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics (Chapter 1: Setting the Record Straight)

Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics (Chapter 6: Show and Tell)

Thomas Nagel, “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?”

Christina Nicolaidis, “What Physicians Can Learn from the Neurodiversity Movement”

Pisters, Patricia. “Dexter’s Plastic Brain”

Richardson, Alan. “Once upon a Mind: Literary and Narrative Studies in the Age of Cognitive Science”

Ralph Savarese and Lisa Zunshine, “The Critic as Neurocosmopolite; Or, What Cognitive Approaches to Literature Can Learn from Disability Studies” (a conversation)

Oliver Sacks, “The Last Mariner” & “Witty Ticcy Ray”

Gabrielle Starr, from Feeling Beauty (Introduction: Aesthetics, Neuroaesthetics, and the Sister Arts)

Ann Stiles, “Christian Science Versus The Rest Cure in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden”

Joseph Strauss, “Autism as Culture”

Jason Tougaw,  “Aplysia californica” 

Jason Tougaw, “Brain Memoirs, Neuroscience, and the Self”

Jason Tougaw, “The Neuroscience of Siri Hustvedt’s Artists”

Jason Tougaw, “Touching Brains” 

Vermeule, from The Fictional Among Us & The Cognitive Dimension

Fernando Vidal, “Brainhood”

Fernando Vidal, “Frankenstein’s Brain”

Nick Walker, “Neurodiversity: Some Basic Terms and Definitions”

Bernard Welt, “A Dream Vision: Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare”

James Wood, “Narrating” (from How Fiction Works)

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