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 Matthew MacKisack

Matthew MacKisack

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 College House 2.14

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Matthew MacKisack is an art and cultural historian, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, where he works on the interdisciplinary research project, the Eye’s Mind

Qualifications

BA (Hons) University of Oxford

PGCE Institute of Education, London

PhD Goldsmiths College, London

Career

Prior to joining the Medical School, Matthew completed a PhD in Art History and Theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and gained his BA in English from the University of Oxford. 

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Research

Research interests

Matthew's research focuses primarily on the 18th-century, and artistic and literary responses to the European Enlightenment – but also traces the effects of those changes into modernity and modernism. A third concern is contemporary artistic production, particularly vis-à-vis scientific knowledge.‚Äč

Interdisciplinarity is central to Matthew's research: in historicizing the relationships between art and social science, bringing cognitive science to bear in art-historical study, and in directly collaborating with scientists and philosophers in research.

His current work assesses the impact of cognitive diversity and neurodiversity on artistic production and reception, and broaches the necessary methodological issue of how to measure this historically. 

  • 18th-century Art Theory, Aesthetics, and Philosophy 
  • 20th-century, post-war art, particularly in relation to literature 
  • Contemporary art and aesthetics
  • Cognitive Humanities 
  • Medical Humanities
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Critical Theory 

Research projects

  • The Eye’s Mind: a study of the neural basis of visual imagination and its role in culture (PI: Prof Adam Zeman)

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Journal articles

MacKisack M (2018). Painter and scribe: from model of mind to cognitive strategy. Cortex, 105, 118-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zeman A, MacKisack M, Onians J (2018). The Eye's mind - Visual imagination, neuroscience and the humanities. Cortex, 105, 1-3. Author URL.  Full text.
Winlove C, Milton F, Ranson J, Fulford J, MacKisack M, Macpherson F, Zeman AZJ (2018). The neural correlates of visual imagery: a co-ordinate-based meta-analysis. Cortex, 105, 4-25. Full text.
MacKisack M (2016). Differential Imagery Experience and Ut Pictura Poesis in the 18th-century. INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 41(4), 319-331. Author URL.
MacKisack M, Aldworth S, Macpherson F, Onians J, Winlove C, Zeman A (2016). On Picturing a Candle: the Prehistory of Imagery Science. Front Psychol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


2018

MacKisack M (2018). Painter and scribe: from model of mind to cognitive strategy. Cortex, 105, 118-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zeman A, MacKisack M, Onians J (2018). The Eye's mind - Visual imagination, neuroscience and the humanities. Cortex, 105, 1-3. Author URL.  Full text.
Winlove C, Milton F, Ranson J, Fulford J, MacKisack M, Macpherson F, Zeman AZJ (2018). The neural correlates of visual imagery: a co-ordinate-based meta-analysis. Cortex, 105, 4-25. Full text.

2016

MacKisack M (2016). Differential Imagery Experience and Ut Pictura Poesis in the 18th-century. INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 41(4), 319-331. Author URL.
MacKisack M, Aldworth S, Macpherson F, Onians J, Winlove C, Zeman A (2016). On Picturing a Candle: the Prehistory of Imagery Science. Front Psychol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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