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Introduction to Part I

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part I of this study closely examines both Aristotle's analysis of the physical properties of spatial magnitude, time, and locomotion, and the metaphysical view underlying this analysis. At the heart ... More


Phantasia, Desire, and Locomotion

Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter sets out and defends an interpretation that explains why Aristotle thinks that some suitable phantasia is required for the formation of desires that impel animals to engage in ... More


Multiple Learning Mechanisms in the Development of Action

Karen E. Adolph and Amy S. Joh

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter illustrates how the study of goal-directed motor actions may provide new insights into the processes and mechanisms of infant learning. It identifies two learning mechanisms that are ... More


Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man

Grigori Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, and Sten Grillner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524052
eISBN:
9780191724497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524052.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

What does the swimming leech have to do with the running human? The ability to move actively in space is essential to members of the animal kingdom, and the evolution of the nervous system relates to ... More


Control of Locomotion: Lessons from Whole-body Biomechanical Analysis

Boris I. Prilutsky and Alexander N. Klishko

in Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395273
eISBN:
9780199863518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Biomechanical analysis of whole-body locomotion in different conditions is a unique tool for exploring the effects of environmental demands on movement control. This chapter reviews data from the ... More


Emerging Principles in the Learning and Generalization of New Walking Patterns

Erin V. L. Vasudevan, Amy J. Bastian, and Gelsy Torres-Oviedo

in Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395273
eISBN:
9780199863518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Human locomotion is remarkably flexible. We can quickly adapt our stepping pattern to temporary changes in the environment, such as icy sidewalks or uneven terrain. Additionally, long-term ... More


Orangutan positional behavior: Interspecific variation and ecological correlates

Susannah K. S. Thorpe and Robin H. Crompton

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/9780199213276.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Successful foraging, reproductive, and predator avoidance strategies in orangutans rely on their ability to navigate the complex three-dimensional habitat of tropical rainforest canopy. This chapter ... More


Thermal Sensitivity

Michael J. Angilletta

in Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

The performances of organisms depend greatly on temperature, with most performances being maximized within a narrow thermal range. This phenomenon stems from effects of temperature on cellular ... More


Re-Placing the state

Annabel S. Brett

in Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141930
eISBN:
9781400838622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141930.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter addresses the issue of the place of the city directly, and discusses the broader implications of place in relation to the metaphysics of human agency. As the space of physical ... More


Lexicalization Patterns and the World-to-Words Mapping

Barbara C. Malt, Silvia Gennari, and Mutsumi Imai

in Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Knowledge of words and knowledge of the world must somehow be linked. Words evoke knowledge about the world, and thoughts about the world are conveyed through words. The precise nature of this ... More


Evaluative Cognition

Jessica Moss

in Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656349
eISBN:
9780191742156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656349.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter lays the groundwork for an account of evaluative phantasia by showing that Aristotle thinks all motivation depends on some form or other of evaluative cognition: perception, phantasia, ... More


Phantasia and the Apparent Good

Jessica Moss

in Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656349
eISBN:
9780191742156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656349.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops an account of phantasia which differs from mainstream ones in its minimalism: phantasia can do everything Aristotle attributes to it while being simply what he evidently defines ... More


Locomotion

Gillian Muir

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter provides an overview of the current knowledge on the mechanics and neural control of locomotion in the rat and outlines the methods available for measuring locomotor abilities in this ... More


Aristotle: The Formal Analysis of Spatial Magnitude and Locomotion

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on Aristotle's formal, structural analysis of spatial magnitude and locomotion. It analyses spatial magnitude and motion in terms of their geometrical or topological properties. ... More


The Stoic Model

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter pursues a more radical line of interpretation by developing some hypothetical theses concerning the Stoic analysis of the physical world. This approach explores some conceptual ... More


Neural Control of Locomotion

Gerta Vrbová, Urszula Sławin´ska, and Henryk Majczyn´ski

in Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746507
eISBN:
9780199918768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746507.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter presents animal models of spinal cord injury (SCI) and discusses how an understanding of the mechanisms responsible for producing the locomotor pattern, rhythmic limb movements ... More


Transcutaneous Lumbar Posterior Root Stimulation for Motor Control Studies and Modification of Motor Activity after Spinal Cord Injury

Karen Minassian, Ursula Hofstoetter, and Frank Rattay

in Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746507
eISBN:
9780199918768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746507.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Disorders of the Nervous System

A method for transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation that can be used for noninvasive investigations of lumbar neural circuits' function in human subjects was recently developed. The same technique ... More


Counter-adaptations of lice

Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

in Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226302133
eISBN:
9780226302300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Lice and other permanent parasites complete their entire life cycle on the body of the host. This “host or bust” strategy provides ready access to food and shelter, but it comes with a cost. Over ... More


Concluding Chapter

John Bolender

in The Self-Organizing Social Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014441
eISBN:
9780262289238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014441.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter presents concluding remarks on self-organizing social mind. It affirms that scientists should search for a social pattern generator analogous to the central pattern generators that ... More


Phantasia

Thomas Kjeller Johansen

in The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658435
eISBN:
9780191742231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658435.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The dependency of phantasia on the perceptual capacity shows it not to be a capacity in its own right. The perceptual capacity works as an efficient, formal, and final cause of phantasia. As an ... More


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