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The functional significance of variation in jaw form in orangutans: The African apes as an ecogeographic model

Andrea B. Taylor

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

African apes and orangutans experience temporal and spatial fluctuations in fruit availability with similar behavioral consequences. Relying on the African apes as a comparative ecogeographic model, ... More


Phylum Micrognathozoa

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Micrognathozoa consists of only one species, the microscopic Limnognathia maerski, which was discovered in a cold spring at Disko Island in Greenland. Limnognathia is a cylindrical worm ... More


Disaster Movies and Disastrous Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Huge disaster movies became popular, and the need for “more bodies” meant more work for stuntwomen. Movies celebrating stuntmen were released: Stunts (1977), Hooper (1978), and The Stunt Man (1980). ... More


Esoteric Techniques

Jay A. Liveson and Dong M. Ma

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The jaw jerk (or masseter reflex) is a monosynaptic reflex that presents an opportunity to study the peripheral and central function of the trigeminal nerve. It is elicited by tapping the midpoint of ... More


The hand and the tool: the functional architecture of human technical skills

Jacques Paillard

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The appearance of the tool constitutes, for the palaeontologist, a decisive step in the process of ‘hominization’. This step raises an intriguing problem for the neurobiologist: what, on a biological ... More


The Three Musketeers of Tension: Tongue/Neck/Jaw

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0075
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers how the tongue, neck, and jaw cause tension in singers, along with some pedagogical ways of controlling them. The tongue occupies much of the vocal tract and can alter the ... More


The Incorrupt Jaw and Tongue of Saint Anthony of Padua

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0087
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on the “incorrupt jaw and tongue” of St. Anthony of Padua, known for his legendary ability to use vocal timbres and histrionics in preaching. Thousands of devout pilgrims come to ... More


The Role of the Jaw in Singing

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0086
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the role of the jaw in singing. Jaw tension is often a problem for singers. When there is tension in the mandible (jaw) there generally is a corresponding rigidity in the ... More


“A Primal Scream Movie”

Joseph McBride

in Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738360
eISBN:
9781604738377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the making of Jaws. While Spielberg was not the first choice as director, he was eventually chosen for the project and his signing was announced on June 21, 1973. Jaws would ... More


The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

J. D. Connor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Studios after the Studios retells the recent history of the Hollywood film industry with the studios, and their movies, at the center. Individual movies are at the heart of this story—not ... More


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