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Resampling (Narrative) Stream of Consciousness: Mind Wandering, Inner Speech, and Reading as Reversed Introspection

Bernini, M.; Fernyhough, C.

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Abstract

This article promotes the idea that current cognitive models of mind wandering and inner speech can help us better understanding the phenomenological constituents of what Joyce calls “the mystery of the conscious” as simulated by modernist literary investigations. We will rework a model of perceptual decoupling (or how attention disengages from perception) and peripheral awareness (the interplay of focus and periphery in perception).On the other hand, we argue that modernist introspective explorations can challenge, correct and update cognitive models. We also reflect on reading as a process reversing authorial introspective quests (presenting a model of reading as reversed introspection).

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Bernini, M., & Fernyhough, C. (2022). Resampling (Narrative) Stream of Consciousness: Mind Wandering, Inner Speech, and Reading as Reversed Introspection. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 68(4), 639-667. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2022.0045

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jan 19, 2023
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Jan 29, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2023
Journal Modern Fiction Studies
Print ISSN 0026-7724
Electronic ISSN 1080-658X
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 68
Issue 4
Pages 639-667
DOI https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2022.0045