Freie Universität Berlin

Arthur Jacobs is Professor of Experimental and Neurocognitive Psychology and founding director of the Dahlem Institute for Neuroimaging of Emotion (D.I.N.E.) at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). As part of the highly interdisciplinary “Languages of Emotion” excellency research cluster of FUB, Professor Jacobs led a project investigating the “Affective and Aesthetic Processes of Reading”. He is (co-)author of more than 250 scientific publications in the fields of reading research, psycholinguistics, affective neuroscience, and neurocognitive poetics, among which the book ‘Gehirn und Gedicht’ (Brain and Poetry, 2011; with Raoul Schrott).

Jacobs, A.M. (2015) Neurocognitive poetics: methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of literature reception. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:186. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.001

Jacobs, A.M. (2019) Sentiment Analysis for Words and Fiction Characters From the Perspective of Computational (Neuro-)Poetics. Front. Robot. AI 6:53. doi: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00053

Jacobs, A.M., & Kinder, A. (2018). What makes a metaphor literary? Answers from two computational studies, Metaphor and Symbol, 33:2, 85-100, doi: 10.1080/10926488.2018.1434943

Jacobs, A.M., & Willems, R. (2019). The fictive brain: neurocognitive correlates of engagement in literature. Review of General Psychology, 22, 147–160.

Willems, R. & Jacobs, A.M. (2016). Caring about Dostoyevsky: The untapped potential of studying literature. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 243-245.