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Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Alan R. Harvey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786856
eISBN:
9780191838736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786856.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This is a book about the importance of music in human evolution and its continued relevance to modern-day human society—how, from the very beginning of our species, musical communication has been a ... More


How Primary-Process Emotional Systems Guide Child Development: Ancestral Regulators of Human Happiness, Thriving, and Suffering

Jaak Panksepp

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

All mammals share homologous primary-process emotional circuits, verified by the capacity of artificial activation of these systems to mediate “rewarding” and “punishing” effects in humans and other ... More


The Integrative Meaning of Emotion

Daniel J. Siegel

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Jaak Panksepp's chapter offers a view of the role of subcortical processes in the generation of affective states in humans and how they relate to not only our primate cousins but also, even broader, ... More


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

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

“Touch makes our world real”. Starting from this assumption, this book summarizes the latest findings to have emerged from the field of cognitive neuroscience in recent years concerning the ... More


Touch in the bedroom: The role of touch in sexual behavior

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/9780199644469.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

‘Nothing arouse us more than touch’ Many people, be they experts or not, would seem to agree with such statement. In fact, it is difficult to imagine sexual behaviors that do not involve some forms ... More


Touching the future

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/9780199644469.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

A lot of predictions have been made in the past about the role of touch in the future technological world. However, the majority of them ended up being unfulfilled. This often occurred because the ... More


The fundamentals of touch: The organization of the somatosensory system

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/9780199644469.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In this chapter the organization of the somatosensory system is described and shows that what is commonly defined as “touch” is actually the product of multiple forms of sensory integration occurring ... More


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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