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Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Doreen Kimura

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Using two decades worth of research with patients who have experienced pathology in one hemisphere of the brain, this book deals with brain mechanisms in human communicative behavior, and with ... More


Modules of the Human Mind

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines some of the key modules that are likely to be unique to the human mind. These include a sophisticated mind-reading system, a language faculty, a variety of adaptations that ... More


Sex differences in brain organization

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines sex differences in brain organization for speech and for manual programming and constructional function. Sex differences in the lateralization of function are relatively minor. ... More


What Can Sensory Substitution Tell Us about the Organization of the Brain?

Sarah Hillenbrand, Dina Raveh, and Amir Amedi

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We discuss how sensory substitution devices (SSDs) can be used to study the organization of the brain. To do so we look at the use of SSDs in the blind and how SSDs can be used to identify ... More


Adextrality

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter discusses how patterns of brain organization for speech and praxic function vary with hand preference. In an unselected group of adextral patients without early CNS pathology, speech ... More


Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Dana H. Ballard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028615
eISBN:
9780262323819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028615.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The vast differences between the brain’s neural circuitry and a computer’s silicon circuitry might suggest that they have nothing in common. In fact, as Dana Ballard argues in this book, ... More


Brain Computation

Dana H. Ballard

in Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028615
eISBN:
9780262323819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028615.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Large-scale systems are hierarchically organized to manage their complexity. Silicon computing makes extensive use of hierarchies but computational models of the brain have tended to sidestep ... More


Brain modularity: towards a philosophy of conscious experience

Michael S. Gazzaniga

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter deals with functional neurological models as the brain basis of consciousness. Here, the chapter asks whether there is anything about brain organization that tells about consciousness. ... More


Reorienting Transsexualism: From Brain Organization Theory to Phenomenology

Nikki Sullivan

in Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186580
eISBN:
9780226186757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186757.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Authored by Nikki Sullivan, this chapter examines John Money’s claim that the brain is the site of the unification of “biological and social determinism,” where schemas of gender identification and ... More


Consciousness in Contemporary Science

A. J. Marcel and E. Bisiach (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this book, the place of consciousness in modern science is discussed by academics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, philosophy, and neurology. Chapters address several main ... More


Sex Hormonal Effects on Hemispheric Asymmetry and Interhemispheric Interaction

Markus Hausmann and Ulrike Bayer

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0176
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter explains the influence of sex hormones on hemispheric asymmetry and interhemispheric integration. It shows that sex hormones are important modulators of performance asymmetries and that ... More


Whatever happened to articulate speech?

Peter F. MacNeilage

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter uses the neo-Darwinian perspective and some of Karl Lashley's insights to give an account of the nature of articulate speech which might help further understand its significance. While ... More


The Emergence of the Human Brain

Zoltan Torey and Daniel C. Dennett

in The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512848
eISBN:
9780262255189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512848.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the development of the brain from the prehuman to human stage. In examining the brain’s developmental background, the qualitative changes in the brain are also looked at, as ... More


A cautious welcome: an introduction and guide to the book

Anthony J. Marcel and Edoardo Bisiach

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter gives an introduction to the book. The topics discussed in this book are both consciousness and its explanatory use. This book has two structures. There are those topics explicitly ... More


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