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Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Gary Wenk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This book demonstrates how everything we put into our bodies effects certain neurotransmitters concerned with behavior and as a result has very direct consequences for how we think, feel, and act. ... More


Electrophysiology of Mind: Event-related Brain Potentials and Cognition

Michael D. Rugg and Michael G. H. Coles (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524168
eISBN:
9780191706639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524168.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book reviews a productive period of research aimed at connecting brain and mind through the use of scalp-recorded brain potentials to chart the temporal course of information processing in the ... More


Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Gregory Currie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Narratives are artefacts of a special kind: they are devices which function to tell stories, and do so by conveying the storytelling intentions of their makers. But, narrative itself is too inclusive ... More


Attention in a Social World

Michael I. Posner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention is central to psychology. This book presents the science of attention in a larger social context, which includes our ability voluntarily to choose and act upon an object of ... More


Concluding Remarks

Michael I. Posner

in Attention in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a summary of what has been reviewed in this volume. It is all too common to hear in neuroscience and psychology that attention is a vague concept not amenable to a truly ... More


VISUAL SELECTION, COVERT ATTENTION AND EYE MOVEMENTS

John M. Findlay

in Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524793
eISBN:
9780191711817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews work on visual attention. Attention is the process by which some objects or locations are selected to receive more processing than others. Two types of attention are discussed: ... More


Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Justin London

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195160819
eISBN:
9780199786763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160819.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book develops a theory of musical meter based on psychological research in temporal perception, cognition, and motor behavior. Meter is regarded as a kind of entrainment, a synchronization of ... More


Does brain science change our view of free will?1

PATRICK HAGGARD

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the interaction between neuroscience and free will. First, it considers how freely willed actions should be defined. Second, it outlines current understanding of brain ... More


Environmental Protest in Western Europe

Christopher Rootes (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252060
eISBN:
9780191601064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252068.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

It is frequently claimed that, as a result of the institutionalization of environmentalism in the years following its rapid rise in the 1970s and 1980s, the environmental movement has been ... More


Consciousness and the World

Brian O'Shaughnessy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a theory of consciousness, one of the most fascinating but puzzling aspects of human existence. It investigates what consciousness is and how it engages, through perception, with ... More


Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

What is attention? How does it go wrong? Do attention deficits arise from genes or from the environment? Can we cure it with drugs or training? Are there disorders of attention other than deficit ... More


Accessing Accountability: Individual Versus Collective Voices 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This study compares innovations that encourage voice for accountability within two large-scale anti-poverty programs, Mexico's flagship welfare program, Oportunidades (formerly known as Progresa), ... More


Reference and Consciousness

John Campbell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243815
eISBN:
9780191597145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243816.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Conscious attention to an object, singling it out in experience, provides knowledge of the reference of a demonstrative term. Knowledge of reference is the foundation of the ability to verify ... More


Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Justin London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744374
eISBN:
9780199949632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744374.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book develops a theory of musical meter based on psychological research in temporal perception, cognition, and motor behavior. Meter is regarded as a kind of entrainment, a synchronization of ... More


Shining Spotlights, Zooming Lenses, Grabbing Hands, and Pecking Chickens: The Ebb and Flow of Attention During Events

Daniel T. Levin and Megan M. Saylor

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter proposes a new metaphor to guide research on visual attention: instead of a spotlight, hand, or zoom lens, attention is sometimes better likened to a pecking chicken. This metaphor may ... More


Mechanisms and models of selective attention

George R. Mangun and Steven A. Hillyard

in Electrophysiology of Mind: Event-related Brain Potentials and Cognition

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524168
eISBN:
9780191706639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524168.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews some of the main themes of research on attentional mechanisms, focusing on the contributions of electrophysiological studies to current cognitive models of attention. Topics ... More


And From Sudden Death…: First published in Frontier (Winter 1961).

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

1961 was a difficult period in Cicely Saunders' personal life following the deaths of Antoni Michniewicz and her own father. This short paper offers some wider thoughts on the meaning of death in ... More


Visual Masking: Time slices through conscious and unconscious vision

Bruno Breitmeyer and Haluk Ogmen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198530671
eISBN:
9780191728204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Visual information can be processed at pre-conscious as well as conscious levels. Understanding the factors that determine whether or not a stimulus reaches phenomenal awareness and the fate of ... More


Advances in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders: An Introduction

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This introductory chapter emphasizes the importance of rooting research in an interdisciplinary framework that can investigate attention across multiple levels: genetic, brain, cognitive, and ... More


What Is Attention? Navigating Its Complex History and Facing the Challenges Ahead

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 2 introduces the notion of attention and examines the various taxonomies of attention that have been proposed. Selective processes are the core of attention; some are automatic but most ... More


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