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Why we get lost

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the argument that humans have a sense of direction that is based on the head direction cell system. It suggests that there are two ways in which people get lost. In the first, ... More


Perspectives on Spatial Development

Janellen Huttenlocher, Stella F. Lourenco, and Marina Vasilyeva

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The ability to locate objects in the environment is adaptively important for mobile organisms. Research on location coding reveals that even toddlers have considerable spatial skill. Important ... More


Alzheimer’s disease, the parietal lobe, and topographical disorientation

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers spatial cognition in relation to three neurological conditions: Alzheimer's disease, parietal cortex dysfunction, and topographical disorientation. For Alzheimer's disease, one ... More


On being lost

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the stories of several individuals who have lost their way, or who have ‘turned around’ in unfamiliar environments. These include William Naismith, a Scottish mountaineer who ... More


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More


Senecan Revenge

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because of the well sounding Phrases and speeches incorporated throughout Gorboduc — the first English revenge tragedy — Sir Philip Sidney believes that this tragedy effectively exemplifies the ... More


Dizzy Anticipations: Sonnets by Keats (and Shelley)

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter two locates in Keats’s innovations in the sonnet form an historical engagement that attempts to acknowledge an uncertain futurity. Mixing sonnet forms, “On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once ... More


Finding Our Way

Barbara Landau and James E. Hoffman

in Spatial Representation: From Gene to Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195385373
eISBN:
9780199979189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385373.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter discusses navigation when people are oriented and when they have become disoriented and must reorient themselves before re-locating an object, suggesting that there may be significant ... More


The Confabulating Mind: How the Brain Creates Reality

Armin Schnider

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789680
eISBN:
9780191839016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789680.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Confabulation denotes the recitation of memories about events and experiences that never happened. Based on multiple case examples, The Confabulating Mind provides an in-depth review of the ... More


Gravitational, Inertial, and Coriolis Force Influences on Nystagmus, Motion Sickness, and Perceived Head Trajectory

James R. Lackner and Paul DiZio

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0033
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

An intricate pattern of stimulation is generated when a rotating individual tilts his head about an axis that is not parallel to the axis of rotation. His semicircular canals undergo cross-coupled ... More


At Sea

Lamed Shapiro

in The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the text of Lamed Shapiro's short fiction titled At Sea. It explains that the story is about is a lyrical tale of immigrant passage in which the narrator is situated within ... More


Disorientation and Moral Life

Ami Harbin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277390
eISBN:
9780190277420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277390.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues for the moral and political promise of disorientations, challenging common philosophical understandings of the necessity of orientedness for responsible moral action. In the face of ... More


Nero: The Specter of Civil War

Holly Haynes

in The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter pairs Galba and Otho with the so-called specter of Nero, which represents public disorientation at the imbalance within a familiar ideological structure. Neither of these first two ... More


Afterword (7/29/2018)

Ann Cooper Albright

in How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190873677
eISBN:
9780190873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873677.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This Afterword was written on the seventh anniversary of my nephew’s death. It concisely summarizes the life lessons embedded in each chapter of this book. Addressed to the memory of my nephew, this ... More


An Archaeology of Interaction: Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society

Carl Knappett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199215454
eISBN:
9780191804229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199215454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Think of a souvenir from a foreign trip, or an heirloom passed down the generations — distinctive individual artefacts allow us to think and act beyond the proximate, across both space and time. ... More


The “Savage” Art of Mimicry in Spain's Colonization of Sub-Saharan Africa

Susan Martin-Marquez

in Disorientations: Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125207
eISBN:
9780300152524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125207.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores a number of figures who are central to the articulation of the alterity of the self, including numerous pioneering anthropologists, the African explorer Manuel Iradier, and ... More


“<i>Our</i> Book of Revelation … Prescribes Our Fate and Releases Us from It”: Scriptural Disorientations in Cherríe Moraga’s <i>The Last Generation</i>

Jacqueline M. Hidalgo

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the appearance of Mesoamerican and biblical codices in Cherríe Moraga’s The Last Generation (1994). In Moraga’s conclusion to The Last Generation, “Codex Xerí,” the Book of ... More


Conflict, Memory and Reconciliation

Paul Arthur

in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland: Peace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310652
eISBN:
9781846314155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314155.015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In a reflective article on the tenth anniversary of the release from Robben Island of President Nelson Mandela, the distinguished South African novelist, André Brink, recalls a sense of existential ... More


Hypnotic Hymns

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers Smith's claim of receiving a new understanding of worship after listening to the different Byzantine hymns in Mar Saba. It shows that Smith believed Jesus' initiation rites ... More


The reality of Mrs B

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/9780198789680.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

The case of a 63-year-old woman with severe confabulation and reality confusion after rupture of an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery is described. It shows how pervasive and disruptive ... More


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