Touched by meaning: haptic effect in autism

Trimingham, Melissa (2013) Touched by meaning: haptic effect in autism. In: Shaughnessy, Nicola, ed. Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: body, brain and being. Methuen. (In press) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This essay explores a dialogue between cognitive science and applied performance in which practice based methods, predicated upon embodied cognition offer insights into ‘theory of mind’ in autism. The discussion will map Chris Sinha’s insights about the way objects prompt cognitive development by studying autistic children’s play through the project ‘Imagining Autism’ (AHRC, University of Kent). The project uses intermediality, immersive environments, puppetry and object based performance in play based interventions aimed at addressing the ‘triad of impairments’ in autism. Close analysis of the childrens’ interactions and handling of objects reveals the necessity of the haptic dimension of thought.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Cognition, autism, puppetry, objects, affordances
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Melissa Trimingham
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 09:23
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