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The Temporo‐Parietal Cortex: The Configuring of Ego‐/Paracentric Body Space

Michael N. Marsh

in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571505
eISBN:
9780191722059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter discusses aspects of the neurology and pathology of body-image, how the brain represents body-in-space, and the many illusory phenomena that may obtain therefrom. These considerations ... More


The Terms of Embodiment

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How does one’s body appear as part of one’s perceptual field? How does one’s body constrain or shape the perceptual field? These are two different questionsboth pertaining to the structure of ... More


Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Sheila Delany

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book breaks important ground in 15th-century scholarship, a critical site of cultural study. The book examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, and explores the relations ... More


Body: Disorders of Embodiment

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyzes how disorders of embodiment can affect the minimal self—the nonconceptual, prereflective sense of self that comes along with being an embodied and conscious being—and its ... More


Body Image and the Self

GEORG GOLDENBERG

in The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195173413
eISBN:
9780199865758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173413.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

An intimate link exists between knowing oneself and knowing one's body. Two central aspects of the self are mirrored by the image of one's body: one's body is an indivisible entity that remains ... More


Proprioception and the Body Image

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Proprioception is true perceiving. It and touch form a closely linked mutually dependent yet diverse pair. The puzzle whereby the demands upon the Attention of proprioception are no distraction in ... More


Adolescents’ Body Images and the Media

Roger J.R. Levesque

in Adolescents, Media, and the Law: What developmental science reveals and free speech requires

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195320442
eISBN:
9780199893782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320442.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines research on the media's impact on adolescents' weight and shape images. It shows that researchers often center on the media's pervasive and largely unattainable standards of ... More


Adolescent Body Image and Eating in the Media: Trends and Implications for Adolescent Health

Kristen Harrison

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Body image and eating behavior are important factors in adolescent development because they can have grave effects, including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. Over 36% of deaths in the U.S. have ... More


Psychosocial issues in obese children and adults

Andrew J. Hill

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Body weight affects people's perception of themselves and of others. Although attitudes to obesity are shaped by age, gender, and cultural background, the prevailing climate in the developed world is ... More


The Embodied Conception of the Self

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter articulates and clarifies the conception of activity as embodied in relationships and projects that make one’s life recognizable as one’s own. It focuses on serious life-changes and ... More


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