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Dying and the Transformation of Perception

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The first chapter introduces the book’s main claim that transition involves the transformation of perception in dying. Transition appears to be the primary spiritual and emotional process, everything ... More


Other Hearing: Beyond Space and Time

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The specific auditive and musical sensitivity of dying patients is comparable to intrauterine hearing. Patients enter a state beyond space, time, and body (non-local, endless).


Dying: A Transition

Monika Renz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book introduces a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing ... More


Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Cecilia Sjöholm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics ... More


Smell, Flavor, and Consciousness

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

For a sensory stimulus to be perceived, we need to be conscious, alert, and paying attention. While understanding all these brain mechanisms goes far beyond the main subject matter of ... More


Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Gordon Shepherd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book embarks on a paradigm-shifting trip through the “human brain flavor system,” laying the foundations for a new scientific field: neurogastronomy. Challenging the belief that the sense of ... More


Forming a Sensory Image

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter examines how the brain represents our sensory world in order to serve as the basis for perception. It is hypothesized that by studying the neural mechanisms for setting up and processing ... More


Images of Smell: An “Aha” Moment

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

From the olfactory receptor cells, the pathway to smell perception in the brain passes through a series of regions: the olfactory bulb, the olfactory cortex, and the orbitofrontal olfactory cortex. ... More


Creating, Learning, and Remembering Smell

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses the function of the olfactory cortex. The remarkable properties of the olfactory cortex make it an essential player in the human brain flavor system. Most significantly, it ... More


Smell and Flavor

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The olfactory cortex begins the task of creating the brain's representation of “smell objects” representing the food we are consuming. What is now needed is someone to “read” the smell object in a ... More


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