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Applied Aspects of Hand Function

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The results of fundamental research on human hand function offer valuable information about the capacities and limitations of the human user. Such information may be directed toward the solution of a ... More


Human Hand Function

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book reviews the sensory and motor aspects of normal hand function from both neurophysiological and behavioral perspectives. Hand function is presented as a continuum ranging from activities ... More


Historical Overview and General Introduction

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides an historical overview and general introduction to the topic of human hand function. It also provides a new framework for conceptually organizing human hand functions along a ... More


Temporal Dynamics in Action

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter emphasizes the importance of understanding the motor processes involved in any cognitive task. Findings in the field of embodied cognition show that constraints on motor movement ... More


Multisensory Integration and Calibration in Adults and in Children

David Burr, Paola Binda, and Monica Gori

in Sensory Cue Integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387247
eISBN:
9780199918379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387247.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses recent experiments on cross-sensory integration and calibration. It first gives a clear example of sensory integration of visual and auditory signals (the “ventriloquist ... More


Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More


Neurons and Neonates: Reflections on the Molyneux Problem

Shaun Gallagher

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:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter looks at problems and solutions involved in Molyneux’s famous question to John Locke — whether a person born blind, if they were given sight, would be able to recognize shapes learned by ... More


The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch

Pablo Maurette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561332
eISBN:
9780226561509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561509.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch is a collection of essays that revolve around conceptions and depictions of the sense of touch throughout the cultural history of the West, from antiquity to ... More


Introduction

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The central question in this book is how and why many French documentary films in the past twenty years counter the common caricature of documentary as a dry form of expository cinema and instead ... More


Planet

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a cluster of high-budget French environmental documentaries that have brought unprecedented attention back to the wildlife genre by reinventing it. It pays particular attention ... More


Rotational invariants and dynamic touch

CLAUDIA CARELLO and MICHAEL T. TURVEY

in Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There are two main goals presented in this chapter: to cite the role of haptics to the perceiving abilities of both the blind and the sighted of their surroundings and to state that these skills are ... More


Augmenting our Senses

John E. Kelly and Steve Hamm

in Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168564
eISBN:
9780231537278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter studies the development of systems that can recognize images and sound more like humans do. As the world becomes more complex, and as its complexity becomes increasingly decipherable ... More


Interface Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the fifth of six layers in The Stack, the Interface layer. The chapter outlines a typological history of interfaces, from the mechanical and the iconic to the haptic and the ... More


. The Ethical Subject of New Media Communications

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Previous chapters have established the manner in which ethical subjectivity can be derived from a materialist phenomenology of sensate life with reference to embodiment. This chapter now challenges ... More


Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Abbie Garrington

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Haptic Modernism offers the first substantial account of the representation of the haptic sense modality in literature of the modernist period. That modality combines touch, kinaesthesis (the body’s ... More


Time, in Theory

Matilda Mroz

in Temporality and Film Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643462
eISBN:
9780748676514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643462.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines how writing on film has frequently privileged particular moments that can be extracted from the flow of a film's time; the temporal continuum of film emerges in much analysis, ... More


Miniature Pleasures: On Watching Films on an iPhone

Martine Beugnet

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Martine Beugnet, responds to the common complaint that watching movies on a smartphone is ‘uncinematic’, and investigates precisely the cinematicity particular to such ... More


What Is Touch?

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces some of the methodological and theoretical difficulties raised by the sense of touch. In particular, it introduces the idea that human touch is a complex form of awareness, ... More


Growth: Ode; Then, a Year; and Travis

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses all three of Reichardt’s experimental short films. Each contain elements of feminist ideology highlighting a mixture of social and cultural tensions pulled from news headlines. ... More


Haptic Modernism

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This opening chapter begins with a reading of hand depictions in Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt (1922), spinning off to consider the representation and importance of manicures and manicurists in modernist ... More


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