Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement

Sabine C. Koch | University of Heidelberg
Thomas Fuchs | University of Heidelberg
Michela Summa | University of Heidelberg
Cornelia Müller | European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
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Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement is an interdisciplinary volume with contributions from philosophers, cognitive scientists, and movement therapists. Part one provides the phenomenologically grounded definition of body memory with its different typologies. Part two follows the aim to integrate phenomenology, conceptual metaphor theory, and embodiment approaches from the cognitive sciences for the development of appropriate empirical methods to address body memory. Part three inquires into the forms and effects of therapeutic work with body memory, based on the integration of theory, empirical findings, and clinical applications. It focuses on trauma treatment and the healing power of movement. The book also contributes to metaphor theory, application and research, and therefore addresses metaphor researchers and linguists interested in the embodied grounds of metaphor. Thus, it is of particular interest for researchers from the cognitive sciences, social sciences, and humanities as well as clinical practitioners.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 84]  2012.  vii, 468 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Overall, this book provides a welcome expansion on the implications of implicit memory for our view of the individual. It also constitutes a much needed attempt at connecting basic cognitive science and applied clinical work.”
“[T]his volume is an invaluable contribution to the literature on body memory.”
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: JMR – Cognition & cognitive psychology
BISAC Subject: PHI015000 – PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
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