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Title: Pre-motor and motor activities in early medieval handwriting
Authors: VAN ZWIETEN, Jan W.M.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Citation: De Preester, Helena (Ed.). Moving Imagination. Explorations of gesture and inner movement, p. 247-262
Series/Report: Advances in Consciousness Research
Series/Report no.: 89
Abstract: After an explanation of bodily experiences and their neurochemical and physiological backgrounds, our focus shifts to movements of hands and fingers influenced by emotions, to be found in the well-known 11th century manuscript "Hebban olla uogala". Analysing this oldest handwritten Flemish poem by comparison to standard orthography and with the help of letter frequencies did not reveal irregularities caused by emotion. The phrase, meant to be a pen test, should therefore be considered as half a pangram. Emotional factors could nevertheless have been present. Gregorian chant notation in the upper corner of the manuscript suggests that the poem was accompanied by a melody, possibly within some choral setting. The emotional benefits of choral singing are finally considered.
Notes: Initiated and performed by Chamber Choir De Kleine Cantorij NPO, Tongeren, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15284
Link to publication: http://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/aicr.89.16zwi/details
ISBN: 978 90 272 1356 3
ISSN: 1381-589X
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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