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Perceptual Meaning Analysis and Image-Schemas: The Infant as Interpreter

Jean Matter Mandler

in Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311839
eISBN:
9780199786770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that infants represent information from an early age at more than one level of description. The first level is the result of a perceptual system that parses and categorizes ... More


Some Image-Schemas and Their Functions

Jean Matter Mandler

in Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311839
eISBN:
9780199786770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the five image-schemas that appear to be foundational to a first conceptual division of the world into animals and artifacts: self-motion, animate motion, and linked paths for ... More


Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Motion Detection in Birds

Douglas R. Wylie and Andrew N. Iwaniuk

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a detailed account of how the pigeon brain detects moving objects, derives depth information from motion parallax, and perceives self-motion. All of these functions are ... More


Primate Motion Perception

Bart Krekelberg

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews how different areas of the primate brain act together to produce perception of visual motion. After a brief overview of motion pathways, the first section gives an overview of ... More


The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean Buttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book presents an integrative look at the sense that Aristotle missed. The vestibular system plays a vital role in everyday life, contributing to a surprising range of functions from reflexes to ... More


Self-motion and reflection:: Hermias and Proclus on the harmony of Plato and Aristotle on the soul

Stephen Menn

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The later Neoplatonists want to reconcile Aristotle and Plato on how far down immortality extends. They must therefore maintain that Aristotle’s poiêtikos nous is part of the soul, and that when ... More


Aspects of biology in Plotinus

Christoph Horn

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Even if questions of biology might not belong to the core topics of the Enneads, Plotinus has at least some interesting things to say on life and living organisms. This chapter discusses how he ... More


Neuroanatomy of Central Vestibular Pathways

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

in The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Chapters 2 through 5 considered the peripheral vestibular organs, including their structure, cellular physiology, signal processing, and efferent feedback. While many questions remain to be answered, ... More


The Imitation of Life in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Sylvia Berryman

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores some ancient automata representing certain principal functions of soul as described by Aristotle: the nutritive capacity, common to plants, animals, and people; the capacities ... More


Reasoning and the Unity of Aristotle’s Account of Animal Motion

Patricio A. Fernandez

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 47

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198722717
eISBN:
9780191840265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722717.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter starts with an introduction to the notion of animal motion. Our actions are those of an animal, it states. It asks the following questions: are we the sort of animal that can think about ... More


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