Sensory Experiences

Exploring meaning and the senses

Danièle Dubois | Centre National de Recherches Scientifique (CNRS) Paris, France
Caroline Cance | University of Orléans, France
Matt Coler | University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Arthur Paté | Junia/ISEN Lille, France
Catherine Guastavino | McGill University Montréal, Canada
ISBN 9789027209801 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258908 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Sensory Experiences: Exploring meaning and the senses describes the collective elaboration of a situated cognitive approach with an emphasis on the relations between language and cognition within and across different sensory modalities and practices. This approach, grounded in 40 years of empirical research, is a departure from the analytic, reductive view of human experiences as information processing.

The book is structured into two parts. Each author first introduces the situated cognitive approach from their respective sensory domains (vision, audition, olfaction, gustation). The second part is the collective effort to derive methodological guidelines respecting the ecological validity of experimental investigations while formulating operational answers to applied questions (such as the sensory quality of environments and product design).

This book will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners dealing with sensory experiences and anyone who wants to understand and celebrate the cultural diversity of human productions that make life enjoyable!

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“This collection presents an extraordinary effort to propose a new, integrated, and revolutionary perspective on the five senses from the aspects of psychology and linguistics. The significance of “Sensory Experiences” is undeniable for the further explorations of sensory domains, their linguistic verbalizations, and the psychological processes involved. [...] This publication will certainly be of interest to researchers who are scientifically engaged with sensory domains from different disciplines, and will also motivate and interest others to perceive the senses from other aspects.”
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BIC Subject: JMRP – Perception
BISAC Subject: PSY008000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021036143 | Marc record