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The natural blind-spot (optic disc) within the scotoma

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The optic disc provides ready-made control for determining the limits of intra-ocular diffusion. As the size of the natural and absolutely blind area is fixed and known (5° × 7°), a target light that ... More


Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

L. Weiskrantz

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Damage to a particular area of the brain — the neocortex — is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients who have suffered from this form of blindness have nevertheless ... More


Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Luiz Pessoa and Peter De Weerd (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

A well-known example of filling-in involves the blind spot, a region in the back of the eye that is devoid of photoreceptors. The term blind spot is somewhat of a misnomer, because the corresponding ... More


Introduction

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores Charlotte Brontë's novels and the feelings they continue to stir in her readers. For generations, Brontë's novels have stirred their readers to intense and passionate response. ... More


Filling In: Why Dennett Is Wrong

P.S. Churchlad and V.S. Ramachandran

in Perception

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195084627
eISBN:
9780199847167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084627.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this joint study the phenomenon of “filling in” or “blind spot” is discussed, and arguments against the theories of Dennett on the same topic are provided. The central point of contention is ... More


The Blind Leading the Mind: Pathological Visual Completion in Hemianopia and Spatial Neglect

Jason B. Mattingley and Robin Walker

in Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on a visual anomaly that arises after unilateral damage, in which patients claim to see a complete visual shape even though a substantial portion of the stimulus falls within an ... More


Experience without the Head

Alva Noë

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that there are no theoretical obstacles to extending active externalism to perceptual consciousness. In opposition to the claim that the vehicles of perceptual experience are ... More


Effects of Modal versus Amodal Completion Upon Visual Attention: A Function for Filling-In?

Greg Davis and Jon Driver

in Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the possible functional differences between modal and amodal completion in relation to visual attention. A review of visual-search experiments suggests that both modal and ... More


Through the Eyes of the Ego

Mark R. Leary

in The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

People process information about themselves, other people, and the world through the filter of their own self-images and egoistic desires. Their experience of the events that unfold around them is ... More


Un écart infime (Part III): The Blind Spot in Foucault

Leonard Lawlor

in The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For Foucault, painting—or fiction—makes us see how much the invisibility of the visible is invisible. For Foucault, the invisible is never an imminent visible on the horizon. ... More


Seeing Bias: Discrediting and Dismissing Accurate Attributions

Adam Benforado and Jon Hanson

in Ideology, Psychology, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737512
eISBN:
9780199918638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the way in which dispositionism maintains its dominance as an attributional framework despite failing to capture accurately the causes of human behavior. The answer lies in a ... More


Accounting for Moral Blindness: Vice of Wholeness

Mark E. Button

in Political Vices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190274962
eISBN:
9780190274986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274962.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the political vice of willful moral blindness. The problem this chapter addresses is not simply partial moral blindness, but the entrenched propensity and drive—fueled by ... More


Blind Citizenship Classes: The Mirror Does Not Reflect

Ellyn Kaschak

in Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172905
eISBN:
9780231539531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172905.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the eye/brain combination in recognizing arbitrary visual cues holistically, and how the blind, in attempting to imitate these cues, often come across as histrionic to the ... More


Leadership

George E. Mitchell, Hans Peter Schmitz, and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

in Between Power and Irrelevance: The Future of Transnational NGOs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190084714
eISBN:
9780190084752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084714.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Public Management

Chapter 9 identifies specific leadership blind spots that frequently emerge as TNGOs move to adopt more ambitious mandates and implement strategic changes to secure organizational relevance and ... More


Disagreement and Debunking

Nathan Ballantyne

in Knowing Our Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190847289
eISBN:
9780190847296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847289.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When we learn that other people reject our views, we may gain reasons to change our minds. One common response to our opponents is to attribute biases to them. But “debunking” our opponents sometimes ... More


Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036885
eISBN:
9780226037073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. The authors do so by taking up Max Weber’s notion of the ... More


Political Institutions

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses political institutions and their relation to the works of Durkheim. It deals with his political blind spots, his understanding of the central political institution of modernity ... More


Laughing at Hegel

Merold Westphal

in Overcoming Onto-Theology: Toward a Postmodern Christian Faith

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221301
eISBN:
9780823235483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221301.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows a Derrida sympathetic with Bataille's laughter at Hegel's hubris, just as Kierkegaard's Climacus thought laughter was the best refutation of the System's ... More


Essentials of Automated Perimetry

George Shafranov

in Visual Fields

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195389685
eISBN:
9780197562734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195389685.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

Standard automated perimetry is a standard method of measuring peripheral visual function. Automated static perimetry gained wide acceptance among clinicians due to the test’s high reproducibility ... More


The psychology of music – an overview

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

in Music and mind in everyday life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The psychology of music is a well-established discipline and has been instrumental in understanding social and cultural phenomena that regularly transpire in human beings' daily lives. As a formative ... More


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