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Discrimination of orientation

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A follow-up to the early testing was carried out using projected vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines, with results confirming the original successful discrimination. However, because different ... More


‘Presence’ vs, ‘absence’

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

D. B. was asked to discriminate between the presence or absence of a visual stimulus projected briefly onto the perimeter screen or by a stimulus displayed on a screen by a tachistoscopic projector. ... More


Movement thresholds

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Two types of movement were generated and the subject was asked to discriminate movement from non-movement. In the first, a spot on an ocilloscope was oscillated sinisoidally up and down (‘shimmer’) ... More


Musical Eccentricities: (“Divagations musicales”, Au courant de la vie, Dorbon-Ainé, 1914, 45–51)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Throughout history, opinions about art, and especially about the art of music, have been subject to strange aberrations, to wild eccentricities. Fifty years ago, one did not dare express a doubt as ... More


Effects of Visual Variables

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents evidence showing that AH's visual location and orientation perception are dramatically affected by several visual variables: motion, exposure duration, flicker, contrast, and ... More


Related Cases

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses other reported deficits in processing visual location and orientation information. It highlights a recently reported case, involving a patient named PR, that bears a striking ... More


Skirting the Issue: Intelligibility and Recognition

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces how women travellers from 1850–1950 negotiate reader reception, skirting the issue of intelligibility and recognition in both home and host countries. The first section of this ... More


The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More


Other Poets

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian poets are often interesting, either because of their own eccentricity, or else because they were so popular with contemporary readers. John Keble’s motto, ‘Don’t be original’ kept him well ... More


The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243143
eISBN:
9780823243181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243143.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Singularity of Being presents a Lacanian vision of what makes each of us an inimitable and irreplaceable creature. It argues that, unlike the “subject” (who comes into existence as a result of ... More


Poetry against Boredom

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A brief restatement of Kirk’s ideas about poetry and imagination as powerful counters to the dread of ideologies. In particular, Kirk embraced eccentricity of life and mind against the conformity so ... More


on Eccentricity

George E. Marcus

in Rhetorics of Self-Making

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter begins by critiquing the notion of a self “made” other than rhetorically. It calls attention to the position of self-agents and agencies between the eccentric person's sense of self and ... More


Eccentricity

Paul Langford

in Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers some of the odd behaviours of the English people with regard to socializing with others and their freedom as citizens of their country. Although their constitution (at that ... More


Gaze Saccades to Visual Targets: Does Head Movement Change the Metrics?

Wolfgang Becker and Reinhard Jürgens

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/9780195068207.003.0066
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

In this chapter, the authors addressed the question of the degree to which gaze saccades executed under natural conditions are modulated by concomitant head movements by creating a “quasi-natural” ... More


Our Genius Problem

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is a genius? And why does our culture have such an obsession with the word and with the idea? Genius is fundamentally an eighteenth-century concept, though it has had a good long run through the ... More


Nikolai Fedorovich Fedorov (1829–1903), the Philosopher of the Common Task

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins with a brief summary of Fedorov’s thought, then focuses on Fedorov’s biography, including information not previously presented in English. Topics include the significance of his ... More


Serial Narrative and Guest Stars: Ally McBeal's Eccentrics

Greg Smith

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The prime-time television serial cannot take care of all of its narrative business by staying solely within the tightly bound world of core characters. The prime-time serial needs guest stars. What ... More


Strange Thoughts: A Confluence of Intellectual Heterodoxies

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter further contextualizes aesthetic eccentricity through a discussion of intellectual eccentricity, a parallel phenomenon that crystallized in the eighteenth century. After problematizing ... More


Introduction

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book tells the story of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's intricate, decades-long literary relationship and how it shaped transatlantic aesthetic relations. It shows that their relationship ... More


Full of Woes

Linda Stratmann

in The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173802
eISBN:
9780300194838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173802.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the various problems and scandals faced by Queensberry, who, in February 1886, was officially pilled or blackballed from the Reform Club. He had been proposed by Lord Rosebery ... More


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