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Introduction

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emergence of a neuromolecular vision of the brain. This means a new scale at which the brain and nervous system was conceptualized, and a new way ... More


How to Define and Examine Implicit Processes?

Jan De Houwer and Agnes Moors

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Research on implicit processes has become increasingly popular during the past two decades. Nevertheless, relatively little attention has been given to clarifying the meaning of the concept implicit. ... More


Brains

Eric T. Olson

in What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the view that we are literally brains. It argues that the view is best supported by the claim that brains are the primary subjects of mental properties, giving a ... More


‘Translucence’

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are there some mental phenomena for which insight is necessarily inexistent? The Freudian ‘Id’, and Schopenhauerian ‘Will’, have been joined in latter days by certain cerebral phenomena, all of which ... More


States of Mind

Paull Nunez

in Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195340716
eISBN:
9780199776269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340716.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter focuses on the interrelated roles of intuition, hunches, common sense, and the unconscious. It presents several examples from both science and folk psychology, some consisting of the ... More


Mind–Behavior Relations in Attachment Theory and Research

Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Building on the pioneering work of Bowlby on attachment theory, social psychological researchers have broadened the original focus of the theory to include more of an emphasis on adult relationships. ... More


The questions of animal rationality: Theory and evidence 1: Editors' introduction

Susan Hurley and Matthew Nudds

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about animal rationality and mental processing in animals. This book discusses the ... More


Decomposition into Decision and Residual Latencies

R. Duncan Luce

in Response Times: Their Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195070019
eISBN:
9780199869879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195070019.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter discusses simple reaction times, focusing on one of the main difficulties in these experiments: what one observes is not only the time spent carrying out the mental processes involved in ... More


Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility

Deborah Talmi and Chris D. Frith

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reinterprets Libet's results in light of a distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 mental processing. It uses this framework to explain why we have a conscious experience of our own free ... More


The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

Mark Rowlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014557
eISBN:
9780262289733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014557.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is a new way of thinking about the mind that does not locate mental processes exclusively “in the head.” Some think that this expanded conception of the mind will be the basis of a new science ... More


Autonomic nervous system activities during imagined movements

Christian Collet and Aymeric Guillot

in The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199546251
eISBN:
9780191701412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter explores the experimental studies investigating motor imagery through the recording of autonomic nervous system activity. It ... More


An attempt towards an integrative comparison of psychoanalytical and sensorimotor control theories of action

Ariane Bazan

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter compares the psychoanalytical and sensorimotor control theories of action and the psychodynamic and sensorimotor models of mental functioning. It examines Sigmund Freud's concept of ... More


Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In cognitive science, conceptual content is frequently understood as the “meaning” of a mental representation. This position raises largely empirical questions about what concepts are, what form they ... More


Language in the laboratory and modeling microgenesis

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomskyan Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653669
eISBN:
9780191742040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter studies experimental and speech error approaches to normal adults' production and perception of language. It introduces the concepts of ‘mental chronometry’ and ‘mental processing speed’ ... More


Expanding the Mind

Mark Rowlands

in The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014557
eISBN:
9780262289733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014557.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses a new way of thinking about the mind that will bring forth a new “science of the mind.” This new way of thinking is not exactly “new;” it is an old way of thinking that has ... More


Mental timing and the central attentional bottleneck

Eric Ruthruff and Harold Pashler

in Attention and Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199563456
eISBN:
9780191701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563456.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter evaluates the mental time estimation hypothesis which proposes that timing might be subject to a discrete central attentional bottleneck and timing cannot take place until certain ... More


Bypassing the Will: Toward Demystifying the Nonconscious Control of Social Behavior

John A. Bargh

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/9780195307696.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Action tendencies can be activated and put into motion without the need for the individual's conscious intervention; even complex social behavior can unfold without an act of will or awareness of its ... More


The Experience of Will: The experience of conscious will arises when we infer that our conscious intention has caused our voluntary action, although both intention and action are themselves caused by mental processes that do not feel willed.

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/9780262534925.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter talks about how the experience of will could be a result of the same mental processes that people use in the perception of causality more generally—this can be referred to as the theory ... More


Unreasonable Action

Henry Sidgwick

in Essays on Ethics and Method

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250234
eISBN:
9780191598432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250231.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Here Sidgwick examines the nature of unreasonable action, that is, action (or inaction) that is contrary to reason or the subjective practical judgment of the agent. He undertakes his discussion from ... More


Rational Animals?

Susan Hurley and Matthew Nudds (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book focuses on one of the major debates in science today — how closely does mental processing in animals resemble mental processing in humans? It addresses the ... More


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