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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


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