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In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Bernard J. Baars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195102659
eISBN:
9780199864126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The study of conscious experience has seen remarkable strides in the last ten years, reflecting important technological breakthroughs and the enormous efforts of researchers. Although still embroiled ... More


The Unity of Consciousness

Tim Bayne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

One of the features of consciousness that has been largely overlooked in recent treatments of the topic is its unity. What is the unity of consciousness? To what degree might consciousness be ... More


Authority and Experience

John Levi Martin

in The Explanation of Social Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 3 begins by examining the most egregious case of a lack of confidence in the adequacy of the conceptual structure of actors to explicate their own action, the doctrines of ... More


The Nature of Memory Causation

Sven Bernecker

in Memory: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577569
eISBN:
9780191722820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the nature of memory causation. This involves identifying the vehicle of memory causation, specifying the strength of the causal relation constitutive of memory, and ruling out ... More


Weimar Cinema between Hypnosis and Enlightenment

Andreas Killen

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the place of hypnosis in Weimar Germany's cultural imaginary and its connection to a broad set of fears articulated around the “masses,” “mass culture,” and the problem of “mass ... More


Demand Characteristics and the Concept of Quasi-Controls 1

Martin T. Orne

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research: Robert Rosenthal and Ralph L. Rosnow's Classic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385540
eISBN:
9780199869824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Here, the assumption is that many subjects who volunteer for research participation have a tendency to play the role of the “good subject” (an ironic term) who is both highly sensitive and responsive ... More


The Illusion of Conscious Will

Daniel M. Wegner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. ... More


Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter starts the examination of human consciousness, and the degree of unity and continuity of consciousness one may find. It looks at the breakdowns in both unity and continuity suffered by ... More


Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume offers a succinct and clear account of the evolution of the work of noted French scholar Raymond Bellour (b. 1939) as expressed in his most important publications in the areas of cinema ... More


Sites of the Unconscious: Hypnosis and the Emergence of the Psychoanalytic Setting

Andreas Mayer and Christopher Barber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226057958
eISBN:
9780226058009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058009.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late nineteenth century, scientists, psychiatrists, and medical practitioners began employing a new experimental technique for the study of neuroses: hypnotism. Though the efforts of the ... More


Is hypnotic responding the strategic relinquishment of metacognition?

Zoltán Dienes

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

According to the ‘cold control theory’ of Dienes and Perner (2007) hypnotic responding is intimately linked to metacognition. Specifically, we proposed that what makes a hypnotic response hypnotic is ... More


Introduction: Becoming Aware of the New Unconscious

James S. Uleman

in The New Unconscious

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307696
eISBN:
9780199847488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307696.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Over the past decade or two, a new picture of unconscious processes has emerged from a variety of disciplines that are broadly part of cognitive science. Unconscious processes seem to be capable of ... More


Larry Miller’s <i>Mom-Me</i> (2003)<sup>1</sup>

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter analyzes the various substrates of Larry Miller's 1973 video installation and performance called Mom-Me. Miller's dysfunctional family and the events of his childhood influenced his ... More


Hypnosis: Science, Pseudoscience, and Nonsense

Steven Jay Lynn, Ashwin Gautam, Stacy Ellenberg, and Scott O. Lilienfeld

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter we present evidence garnered from the scientific literature to counter or refute prevalent yet mistaken beliefs about hypnosis (e.g., participants respond robotically, hypnosis is a ... More


Hypnosis and Will: In hypnosis the person experiences a loss of conscious will. This loss accompanies an apparent transfer of control to someone else, along with the creation of some exceptional forms of control over the self.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains how hypnosis involves a significant departure from the everyday experience and exercise of conscious will. The hypnotized person experiences the causation of his actions in an ... More


Paradise Regained: Breaking Through the Mask of Catatonia

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents the case of Avraham, who was initially diagnosed as “psychotic” and prescribed large doses of antipsychotic medication. His lack of response to treatment prompted therapists to ... More


Freud’s Hysteria: “Scenes of Passionate Movement”1

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 considers Freud’s developing model of traumatic hysteria from the “Preliminary Communication” (1893) to the case of Miss Lucy R in Studies on Hysteria (1895) and the different models of the ... More


It Does Not Exist: Animal Magnetism Before It Was True

Emily Ogden

in Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes the first major debunking of mesmerism, the Paris animal magnetism investigation of 1784 chaired by Benjamin Franklin, and that debunking’s reception in the US from 1784 to the ... More


‘A mirror with a memory’: the development of the negative in Victorian gothic

Gregory Brophy

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the literature of possession through its persistent evocation of the ‘impressionable mind’, a trope that submits photographic technology as a privileged figure for the subject's ... More


Cinema and the Body: The Ghost in the Theater

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses its attention on why, in returning in the twenty-first century to a preoccupation with classical cinema, Bellour argued that hypnosis rather than the dream (as in the view of ... More


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