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The Terms of Embodiment

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How does one’s body appear as part of one’s perceptual field? How does one’s body constrain or shape the perceptual field? These are two different questionsboth pertaining to the structure of ... More


The Case of the Missing Schema

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Cases of neglect and deafferentation provide clarification of how the body schema works in normal cases. A case history of a deafferented subject lacking proprioception below the neck is presented. ... More


Body: Disorders of Embodiment

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyzes how disorders of embodiment can affect the minimal self—the nonconceptual, prereflective sense of self that comes along with being an embodied and conscious being—and its ... More


The Earliest Senses of Self and Others

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Evidence from developmental psychology concerning neonate imitation shows that the body schema is innate and that perception is intermodal from birth, in contrast to traditional views, held by both ... More


Body Representations: Updating a Classic Concept

H. Branch Coslett

in The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195395549
eISBN:
9780199369201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

An internal representation of the human body is crucial for a wide range of activities such as planning action, registering the location of sensory input and making judgments about whether one could ... More


The Embodied Conception of the Self

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter articulates and clarifies the conception of activity as embodied in relationships and projects that make one’s life recognizable as one’s own. It focuses on serious life-changes and ... More


Body awareness and its disorders

ATSUSHI YAMADORI

in Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524144
eISBN:
9780191689147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

To observe human conscious behaviour carefully and find out what kinds of transformations are taking place, the author approaches the problem through his own clinical analysis. In this chapter, two ... More


How the Body Shapes the Mind

Shaun Gallagher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book contributes to the idea that to have an understanding of the mind, consciousness, or cognition, a detailed scientific and phenomenological understanding of the body is essential. There is ... More


Introduction

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

An understanding of both the scientific and phenomenological details of embodiment helps to explain relations among consciousness, cognition and self. Clear distinctions between proprioceptive ... More


Taxonomies of Body Representations

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198735885
eISBN:
9780191799846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735885.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the relationship between body representations, action, and bodily experiences. It first clarifies the conceptual landscape of body representations and stresses the conceptual ... More


Perception, Self-Awareness, and Intentionality

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Buddhist epistemological analysis of ‘self-awareness’ underscores a conception of consciousness that takes into account not only its phenomenal content but also its phenomenal character. This ... More


Proprioception and body schema

Minoru Asada

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Proprioception is our ability to sense the position of our own limbs and other body parts in space, and body schema is a body representation that allows both biological and artificial agents to ... More


Movies and the Mind: On Our Filmic Body

Joerg Fingerhut and Katrin Heimann

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Over the last decade, the role of the spectators’ body has become considerably more important in theoretical as well as experimental approaches to film perception. However, most positions focus on ... More


A computational model of cooperative spatial behaviour for virtual humans *

Nhung Nguyen and Ipke Wachsmuth

in Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679911
eISBN:
9780191760112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679911.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter introduces a model which connects representations of the space surrounding a virtual humanoid’s body with the space it shares with several interaction partners. This work intends to ... More


Sounding Actions

Jonathan De Souza

in Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190271114
eISBN:
9780190271145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271114.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

When a musical instrument converts energy into sound, it makes aspects of the player’s action audible. This chapter analyzes this action-sound coupling in various instruments, drawing on ecological ... More


The Bodyguard Hypothesis

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198735885
eISBN:
9780191799846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735885.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How are the sense of ownership and the sense of agency related? Does one need to be able to control one’s body to experience it as one’s own? One may suggest that the sense of bodily ownership is ... More


Body part specificity

in Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199591510
eISBN:
9780191756344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Whereas defective imitation of hand postures is bound to left-hemisphere lesions, finger and leg postures are also disturbed by right-hemisphere lesions. This chapter proposes that body part ... More


Nothing Lost

Jonathan Cole

in Losing Touch: A man without his body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778875
eISBN:
9780191834608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778875.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

The final chapter considers various aspects of Ian’s condition and his views on some of the scientific and artistic activities with which he has been involved. He explains how he is more consciously ... More


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