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Waking, Sleep, and Control of the Senses

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In De Somno et Vigilia 2 Aristotle observes that sleep and waking are contrary states which simultaneously affect all individual senses of an animal. Aristotle argues that this occurs because there ... More


Aristotle on Perception

Stephen Everson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this book, Stephen Everson offers a comprehensive investigation of Aristotle's account of perception. Everson explains how Aristotle accounts for our ability to perceive such things as colours and ... More


The Sensory Apparatus

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter looks at Aristotle's account of the sensory apparatus, that is the system of bodily parts that a living being must have if it is to be informed by a soul with a perceptual capacity. To ... More


Perceptual Change and Material Change

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Everson introduces the ‘spiritualist’ and the ‘literalist’ readings. He offers some criticism of the ‘spiritualist reading’ in this chapter. The spiritualist must explain why the matter of a sense ... More


Electrolocation and Thermal Senses

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0278
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

Some aquatic animals detect electrical potentials emitted by other animals. This is passive electrolocation. Certain fish emit electric currents and then detect the distortions of the resulting ... More


The Descent from Definition: The Capacities of the Soul Applied

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/9780199658435.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter considers the relationship between the DA and the PN, and the Sens. in particular. Because the sense-objects are causally prior to acts of perception, Sens. can account for a variety of ... More


Sensory coding

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the general principles of visual coding. It covers the structure of sense organs; types of sensory coding; temporal coding; the geometry of visual space; coding primitives; ... More


Sensory Coding

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195084764
eISBN:
9780199871049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084764.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the structure of sense organs, types of sensory coding, and temporal coding. It then covers transfer functions, psychophysical procedures, and ... More


Pain and the discovery of nociceptors

Perl Edward R.

in Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Nociceptors are primary afferent neurons signalling the presence of tissue-damaging stimuli or the existence of tissue damage. Their activity produces adversive and protective reactions including the ... More


Aristotle’s Causal Powers Theory of Perception

Anna Marmodoro

in Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199326006
eISBN:
9780199349876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326006.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For Aristotle perception takes place when the perceiver and the object of perception causally interact, and their respective powers come to be activated. As discussed in De Anima, perception through ... More


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