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Feelings: The Perception of Self

James D. Laird

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Feelings argues for the counter-intuitive idea that feelings do not cause behavior, but rather follow from behavior, and are, in fact, the way that we know about our own bodily states ... More


The influence of meditation versus rest on physiological arousal: a second examination

David S. Holmes

in The Psychology of Meditation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents a review of research on somatic arousal reduction during meditation. Here the chapter takes a look at the evidence and comes to conclusions which ... More


What Is Attention? Navigating Its Complex History and Facing the Challenges Ahead

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 2 introduces the notion of attention and examines the various taxonomies of attention that have been proposed. Selective processes are the core of attention; some are automatic but most ... More


What Is Interesting?

Paul J. Silvia

in Exploring the Psychology of Interest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158557
eISBN:
9780199786824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158557.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

What makes something interesting? This chapter critically reviews the long body of thought on the causes of interest. D. E. Berlyne’s seminal research on curiosity, arousal, and reward is reviewed in ... More


Deleuze, Altered States and Film

Anna Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632824
eISBN:
9780748651139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632824.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a typology of altered states, defining dream, hallucination, memory, trance and ecstasy in their cinematic expression, and presenting altered states films as significant ... More


Perceptions and Actions Are Brain-State Dependent

Buzsáki György

in Rhythms of the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195301069
eISBN:
9780199863716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

The variation of our motor and cognitive abilities is present at multiple time scales, expanding from periods of tens of milliseconds to hours. The brain-state variability to a large extent is ... More


The Consequences of In-Your-Face Politics for Arousal and Memory

Diana C. Mutz

in In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores how emotional arousal is a common component of everyday experience. Arousal can be positive and/or negative, and it can vary greatly in its intensity. Importantly, arousal is a ... More


THE RIGHT STUFF: Trauma and Coping

CHERYL REGEHR and TED BOBER

in In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165029
eISBN:
9780199864089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165029.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The training and personality style of emergency responders prepares them to deal with high drama situations. However, this exposure has an impact on their emotional and psychological well-being. This ... More


King Lear

A. D. Nuttall

in Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187660
eISBN:
9780191674747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187660.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

To move in one stride from Sophocles to William Shakespeare may appear historically licentious, or else merely silly. The not-so-covert presumption of this book, that tragedy is somehow One Thing, is ... More


Behavioral Consequences of Empathy-Induced Altruism

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter identifies possible behaviors that can satisfy different proposed empathy-induced motives, providing a basis for distinguishing these motives empirically. The hedonic calculus prompted ... More


Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme Cinema surveys post-millennial trends in transnational cinema—particularly in its highly stylized treatment of explicit sex and violence. In many cases these cinematic embellishments skirt ... More


Melodrama, Lyrics, and Autonomic Response

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses aspects of the melodrama, emphasizing especially its nature as a conflict between active and passive reactions. It illustrates lyrical and melodramatic patterns in Gone With the ... More


The Alerting Network

Michael I. Posner

in Attention in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the idea of brain states underlying conscious processing arising from studies of patient populations including coma, vegetative state, and locked-in syndrome. The default state ... More


Cognitive Performance After Listening to Music: A Review of the Mozart Effect

E. Glenn Schellenberg

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter reviews studies that examined the effects of music listening on cognitive performance. It focuses on performance after listening to music. The arousal and mood hypothesis offers an ... More


Infant Attention, Arousal, and the Brain

John E. Richards

in Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

This chapter reviews work being done on infant attention that was inspired by the early work of Cohen (e.g., Cohen, 1972). It looks at behavioral and psychophysiological studies showing that infant ... More


Belief and Experience

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The analogy between expression and colour is interesting not only for the light which it throws on expression, but also for its own sake — colour and aesthetic properties fall within that interesting ... More


Creation and Criticism

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Although judgements attributing secondary qualities to objects are normally made on the basis of an experience of a kind which defines the quality in question, these judgements are not about the ... More


The Cognitive Theory

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

There are two obvious candidates for an account of expressive judgements. Putting these candidates in their roughest and least plausible forms, the arousal theory claims that music is sad if it makes ... More


Defending the Arousal Theory

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The experience of expression in art can be explained analogously to one's experience of the expression of emotion in people. The most important facet of the analogy between expressive music and ... More


The Musical Experience

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Sophisticated opposition to the arousal theory begins with the thought that a causal characterization of the sort it provides could never be sufficient to analyze expression. This chapter considers ... More


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