Sensory Experiences

Exploring meaning and the senses

ORCID logoDanièle Dubois | Centre National de Recherches Scientifique (CNRS) Paris, France
ORCID logoCaroline Cance | University of Orléans, France
ORCID logoMatt Coler | University of Groningen, The Netherlands
ORCID logoArthur Paté | Junia/ISEN Lille, France
ORCID logoCatherine Guastavino | McGill University Montréal, Canada
ISBN 9789027209801 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258908 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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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Cited by 5 other publications

Dubois, Danièle
2022. Towards a Situated Cognitive Approach of Olfactory experiences and Languages. In Olfaction: An Interdisciplinary Perspective from Philosophy to Life Sciences [Human Perspectives in Health Sciences and Technology, 4],  pp. 117 ff. DOI logo
Howes, David
2022. Quali(a)tative Methods: Sense-Based Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Qualitative Sociology Review 18:4  pp. 18 ff. DOI logo
Laplace, Josée & Catherine Guastavino
2022. Exploring sonic experiences in church spaces: a psycholinguistic analysis. The Senses and Society 17:3  pp. 343 ff. DOI logo
Tarlao, Cynthia, Daniel Steele, Catherine Guastavino & Carla Pegoraro
2022. Assessing the ecological validity of soundscape reproduction in different laboratory settings. PLOS ONE 17:6  pp. e0270401 ff. DOI logo
Wildgen, Wolfgang
2023. From Sensorial Capacities to Symbolic Forms (With Particular Reference to Odor and Color). In Morphogenesis of Symbolic Forms: Meaning in Music, Art, Religion, and Language [Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis, ],  pp. 15 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

JMRP: Perception

Main BISAC Subject

PSY008000: PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
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