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date: 18 January 2020

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Aesthetic experiences combine a range of kinds of responses, including interpretation, imagination, emotion, evaluation, critique, choices, and even physical action. Using tools of cognitive neuroscience, this chapter focuses on the multiple roles imagery may play in driving aesthetic experience, with a particular emphasis on multimodal or multisensory imagery, individual differences, and the potential role of a variety of neural structures in integrating internal and external perceptions and representations.

Keywords: imagery, neuroaesthetics, multisensory imagination

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