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Plasticity in visual development

Janette Atkinson

in The Developing Visual Brain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198525998
eISBN:
9780191712395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines human visual plasticity in relation to enhanced early visual input, early visual deprivation, perinatal brain damage, and congenital brain abnormalities. To answer these ... More


Pathology of Visual Depth Perception

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0223
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

Much can be learned about the visual system by studying clinical defects and abnormalities. Damage to the eyes or the visual cortex results in defects confined to a particular region of visual space. ... More


Disturbances of visual attention

Claus Bundesen and Thomas Habekost

in Principles of Visual Attention:: Linking Mind and Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570707
eISBN:
9780191693854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570707.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A powerful way to understand how a system works is to observe what happens if one of its parts is damaged. This is the simple idea underlying research on brain disturbances, one of the main areas of ... More


Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Lawrence Weiskrantz

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524588
eISBN:
9780191689222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The phenomenon of ‘consciousness’ is intrinsically related to one’s awareness of one’s self, of time, and of the physical world. What, then, can be learned about consciousness from people who have ... More


Crossmodal Space and Crossmodal Attention

Charles Spence and Jon Driver (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524861
eISBN:
9780191689260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524861.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many organisms possess multiple sensory systems, such as vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. The possession of such multiple ways of sensing the world offers many benefits. These benefits arise ... More


The unseen and the unknown

Lawrence Weiskrantz

in Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524588
eISBN:
9780191689222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Typically, those types of damages which cause serious loss of mental and physical capacities are what most people associate with brain damage. Surprisingly, in virtually all of the major cognitive ... More


The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Gerry T. M. Altmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Language is one of the faculties that sets humans apart from animals, the crucial thing which makes our complex social interactions possible. This book explores the ways in which the mind produces ... More


When it all goes wrong

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the possible effects of damage to the parts of the brain responsible for language. It explains that children who sustain damage to the parts of the brain that, when damaged in ... More


Postscript: Dee’s life Twenty-five years on

Melvyn Goodale and David Milner

in Sight Unseen: An Exploration of Conscious and Unconscious Vision

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199596966
eISBN:
9780191753008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596966.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Dee’s visual life was changed dramatically by her accident. But some two decades later, she has learned all sorts of compensatory strategies to cope with her visual deficits.


The awareness of touch

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

in In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

People’s awareness of tactile stimuli has been investigated in far less detail than their awareness of stimuli in the other senses. In an attempt to fill this gap, this chapter provides an overview ... More


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