Habitus in Habitat II

Other Sides of Cognition

by Sabine Flach (Volume editor) Jan Söffner (Volume editor)
©2010 Conference proceedings 268 Pages


Which are the aspects of cognition not yet focused on as such by brain research? How can one deal with them?
This book sheds light on the other sides of cognition, on what they mean for forms and figurations of subjective, cultural and social understanding. In examining nuances, exceptions, changes, emotions and absence of emotions, automatized actions and meaningful relations, states of minds and states of bodies, the volume searches new approaches to these phenomena in discussing the relation between the habitus – the habits and behavioral attitudes involved in cognition – and its embeddedness in a habitat. By opening a dialogue between artistic knowledge and the sciences, Other Sides of Cognition investigates novel avenues and concepts within science and research.
At a Berlin-based conference: Other Sides of Cognition, scholars gathered from various disciplines to discuss these issues. This book broadens perspectives on the interdisciplinary field encompassing perception, action and epistemic formations. It offers a new view on the related field of habitus and cognition.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (March)
Kulturanthropologie Medien und Kultur Literatur Musik Kunstpsychologie Kunstästhetik Theorien der kulturellen Prozesse
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 268 pp., num. coloured and b/w ill.

Biographical notes

Sabine Flach (Volume editor) Jan Söffner (Volume editor)

Sabine Flach holds a PhD in Art History and works as Head of the Department WissensKünste (Art of Knowledge and Knowledge of Art) at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin. Her current work focuses on knowledge of the arts, embodiment and image act, emotion and motion, other sides of cognition, aesthesis and mediality, mental images and «Einbildungskraft», image and body, body and gestures. She has also developed the project «Emotion and Motion» at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung. Jan Söffner holds a PhD in Romance Philology from Cologne University and works in comparative literature for the project «Emotion and Motion» at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung. His current work focuses on embodiment, mimesis and metaphors as related to emotions in literature.


Title: Habitus in Habitat II