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Action Generation, Intention, and Agency in Motor and Body Awareness Deficits

Anna Berti, Francesca Garbarini, and Lorenzo Pia

in The Sense of Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190267278
eISBN:
9780190267308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267278.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

The dramatic impairment of motor and body awareness, often observed in brain-damaged patients, can shed light on the mechanisms implicated in the emergence of conscious experience of the self as an ... More


Aetiologies and anatomy of confabulation

Armin Schnider

in The Confabulating Mind: How the Brain Creates Reality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789680
eISBN:
9780191839016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789680.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

What diseases cause confabulations and which are the brain areas whose damage is responsible? This chapter reviews the causes, both historic and present, of confabulations and deduces the ... 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


The assessment and treatment of emotional disorders

Guido Gainotti

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.022
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of how emotional disorders differ from other ‘neuropsychological’ disorders such as language, memory, attention, visuospatial exploration, etc. It then discusses ... More


Assessment of attention

Joke Spikman and Ed van Zomeren

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.05
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

Clinicians are interested in different aspects of attention depending on the type of brain damage involved and the practical questions to be addressed. For instance, the assessment of transient ... 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


Brain mechanisms of apraxia

Ulrike Halsband

in Comparative Neuropsychology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524113
eISBN:
9780191689116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524113.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Apraxias have been defined as higher-order motor disturbances that are not due to paresis, a primary motor defect (normal strength, reflexes, coordination), ataxia, aphasia, or dementia. The basic ... More


The Carmentis Machine: Legal and Ethical Issues in the Use of Neuroimaging to Guide Treatment Withdrawal in Newborn Infants

Dominic Wilkinson and Charles Foster

in Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues Volume 13

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599844
eISBN:
9780191725227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Currently the main forms of imaging used in newborns are ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These modalities provide imperfect guides to the severity and ... More


The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Hans-Otto Karnath, A. David Milner, and Giuseppe Vallar (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Spatial neglect is a disorder of space-related behaviour. It is characterized by failure to explore the side of space contralateral to a brain lesion, or to react or respond to stimuli or subjects ... More


Coma: With Barbara Wilson

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

in Brain Damage, Brain Repair

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523376
eISBN:
9780191724534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Coma accounts for approximately 3% of emergency hospital admissions, with causes ranging from the potentially treatable, such as epilepsy and certain drug overdoses, to severe trauma and vascular ... More


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