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Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Doreen Kimura

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Using two decades worth of research with patients who have experienced pathology in one hemisphere of the brain, this book deals with brain mechanisms in human communicative behavior, and with ... 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


The brain mechanisms underlying emotion

Edmund T. Rolls

in Emotion Explained

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198570035
eISBN:
9780191693793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570035.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Brain organization for emotion — how emotional states are implemented in our brains, and the function of different brain regions in emotion — is one of the topics of this chapter. This chapter ... More


Imaginative Minds

Ilona Roth (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Imagination is one of the most distinctive characteristics of human thought. The supreme powers of flexibility, supposition and inventiveness that are its hallmarks, whether in science, technology, ... More


Beware the Passionate Robot

MICHAEL A. ARBIB

in Who Needs Emotions?: The brain meets the robot

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195166194
eISBN:
9780199847020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the observation that human emotions sometimes have unfortunate effects, which raises the concern that robot emotions might ... More


Memory

Kenneth M. Heilman

in Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195144901
eISBN:
9780199865642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the four types of memory and the brain mechanisms that are important in storing them. These are working memory, declarative memory, procedural memory, and semantic memory. ... More


The Expansion and Refinement of the Moral Senses in the Human Species

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an account of how the primitive moral sense possessed by early humans and other primates evolved into the complex sense of morality possessed by modern humans. Mental ... More


Brain mechanisms of vision, memory, and consciousness

EDMUND T. ROLLS

in Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524144
eISBN:
9780191689147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins by examining how brain mechanisms are involved in visual-object recognition. The author focuses on neural systems involved in processing information about faces because with the ... More


The avian hippocampal formation and memory for hoarded food: spatial learning out in the real world

Tom V. Smulders and Timothy J. DeVoogd

in Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews some recent developments in the search for the neural mechanisms of avian food storing. In a neuroecological approach, a functional or evolutionary principle is used for a ... More


Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Johan J. Bolhuis (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive neuroscience is a growth area in psychology and neuroscience, with insights into the brain mechanisms of cognitive abilities being gained from studies of both animals and humans. This book ... More


Introduction

Johan J. Bolhuis

in Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter gives an overview of the strong controversies in the study of learning and memory. Here, a number of leading paradigms are reviewed that investigate the brain mechanisms of learning and ... More


Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042383
eISBN:
9780262294188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

A Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and ... More


Consciousness in science and philosophy: conscience and con-science

Richard L. Gregory

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains that recourse to the brain is a possible solution to the old problem of whether it is conceivable that a person could know another person's private phenomenal experience. It ... More


Do You See What I See? The Neural Bases of Joint Attention

Elizabeth Redcay and Rebecca Saxe

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Joint attention refers to the act of two people intentionally coordinating their attention on the same thing. This simple behavior is a fundamental social learning tool in infancy and into adulthood. ... More


Introduction: vision from a biological viewpoint

A. David Milner and Melvyn A. Goodale

in The Visual Brain in Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524724
eISBN:
9780191689239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524724.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Though people often commonly associate vision with its ‘perception’ function, there are other uses for it. To identify the brain mechanisms mediating the different uses of vision, this chapter ... More


Introduction

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/9780198524588.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides the general framework of the discussions that will be made in this book. It begins with an introduction of the main topic which is the study of brain-damaged subjects who retain ... More


Decision-making and planning

Richard Passingham

in What is special about the human brain?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Both humans and macaque monkeys have the ability to make use of their working memory, or the ability to perform mental operations, for their individual benefits. Unlike humans, however, the macaque ... More


What Did Alan Turing Mean by “Machine”?

Andrew Hodges

in The Mechanical Mind in History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter focuses on the title of Alan Turing’s unpublished 1948 report “Intelligent Machinery” to explore what Turing intended by an “intelligent machine.” Turing saw central roles for new ... More


Commentary

Fergus I. M. Craik

in Rethinking Implicit Memory

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632326
eISBN:
9780191670466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The point that priming and related phenomena of implicit memory should be considered functional and adaptive is made by several authors, notably by Bowers and Kouider and by Marsolek. Cognitive ... More


Dynamic Facial Speech: What, How, and Who?

Harold Hill

in Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014533
eISBN:
9780262289313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014533.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter examines the extent to which dynamic facial speech expresses what is being said, how it is being said, and by whom, by investigating a number of studies that focus on lip-reading and ... More


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