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Seeing motion-in-depth

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0196
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

Animals detect the motion of objects in depth so as to avoid approaching objects, navigate round objects, and pursue and catch prey. Motion in depth has two components. The first is how long it takes ... More


Women, Trade-Unionism, and Industrial Militancy, 1850–c.1890

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Although it is hard to gauge the extent of women's participation, they definitely played an active part in the general unions of the 1830s and the Chartist Movement and formed their own lodges. This ... More


Afterword: The Barn

John Sprague

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter relates the story of the discovery of Frank Sprague's artifacts in a large barn in Branford, Connecticut. One of the most important items found in the barn was Sprague's first stationary ... More


Introduction

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Nerve impulses traversing the brain were likened by Sherrington to points of light in an enchanted loom. The electrochemical nature of the nerve impulse was largely elucidated by Hodgkin and Huxley ... More


Postscript

Alan J. McComas

in Sherrington's Loom: An Introduction to the Science of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190936549
eISBN:
9780190936570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936549.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter presents some concluding reflections. It first returns to Sherrington and his poetic imagery of the brain’s workings. The chapter expands on this point, however, by referring to ... More


Technology and The Organ in the Nineteenth Century

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is about the technological advancements and their impacts on the organ in the 19th century. In the beginning of the 19th century, the technology of organ building was still based on ... More


A Public School Man

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

C. K. Scott Moncrieff became a close friend of Wilfred Owen and an important part in his life. Born in Scotland, Scott was four years older than Owen. One thing Owen and Moncrieff had in common was ... More


The Retreat of Allegory

David Rosen and Aaron Santesso

in The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155419
eISBN:
9780300156645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155419.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a passage from Shakespeare's Othello, one that strongly suggests a looming crisis in the nature of personality. Barely fifty lines into Othello, Iago is assuring his lackey ... More


First Ladies of Sericulture: Wu Zhao and Leizu

N. Harry Rothschild

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role of the silk goddess, Leizu, in magnifying Wu Zhao's political authority as emperor of China, particularly during the earlier years of Wu Zhao's rise. A daughter of the ... More


Beginnings, 1863–1893

in The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239444.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines David Shackleton personal life and his early career in the labour movement. It discusses his family background, his employment as a ‘halftime’ weaver in a cotton mill at the age ... More


New Tools in Old Hands: Artisan as Barefoot Entrepreneur

Smritikumar Sarkar

in Technology and Rural Change in Eastern India 1830-1980

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092308
eISBN:
9780199082810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092308.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The transfer of technology from the West commenced with the East India Company introducing the fly-shuttle loom in the late eighteenth century. Colonial trade brought with it not just machine-made ... More


“Cold Are the Counsels of Women”: Bloodied Warps and Gilded Wefts The Engendered Economy of Cloth in the North Atlantic

Michèle Hayeur Smith

in The Valkyries' Loom: The Archaeology of Cloth Production and Female Power in the North Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066622
eISBN:
9780813058771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066622.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The poem Darraðarljoð, from Njál's Saga, describes the Valkyries – Óðin's female warrior spirits – weaving the fates of men and nations on a warp-weighted loom with severed heads as its weights. They ... More


The Danish Trade Monopoly in the North Atlantic and the Transformation of Women’s Roles in Textile Production

Michèle Hayeur Smith

in The Valkyries' Loom: The Archaeology of Cloth Production and Female Power in the North Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066622
eISBN:
9780813058771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066622.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter addresses the effects of the Danish trade monopoly on Iceland and the Faroe Islands (1602–1787) and, in particular, the consequences of Danish administrators’ efforts to phase out the ... More


The Factory

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone

in The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195058857
eISBN:
9780197561089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195058857.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, North American Archaeology

With Samuel Slater’s textile mill (1793, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island) and Eli Whitney’s armory (1798, in Whitneyville, Connecticut), American entrepreneurs began to make in factories products that ... More


Work in Factories

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone

in The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195058857
eISBN:
9780197561089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195058857.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, North American Archaeology

Factories, and the factory system, are at the heart of the American industrial experience. Since the 1790s, Americans have developed many different types of factories and varieties of work within ... More


Barrow Landscapes Across the Channel (2500–1600 bc)

Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, and Leo Webley

in The Later Prehistory of North-West Europe: The Evidence of Development-Led Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199659777
eISBN:
9780191918285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199659777.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

It was easy to choose the title of this chapter. Over a span of almost a thousand years, which embraces the late Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and early Bronze Age periods in local chronologies, the ... More


Total Landscapes (250 bc to the Early Roman Period)

Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, and Leo Webley

in The Later Prehistory of North-West Europe: The Evidence of Development-Led Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199659777
eISBN:
9780191918285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199659777.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

By the late first century BC, most of north-west Europe had been incorporated into the Roman Empire or had fallen under its shadow. This has profoundly affected how the late Iron Age is perceived ... More


Industrial Archaeology

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone

in The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195058857
eISBN:
9780197561089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195058857.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, North American Archaeology

The prominence of industry in the culture of the North Atlantic nations has provoked thoughtful people to ask penetrating questions about the roots of innovation and the social and environmental ... More


The Maghreb a World Apart

Marina and David Ottaway

in A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190061715
eISBN:
9780190099565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061715.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The uprisings had unique consequences for Tunisia and Morocco. They led to the integration of Islamist parties into the political system, and introduced a political process based on carefully crafted ... More


The Vergence System

Agnes M.F. Wong

in Eye Movement Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195324266
eISBN:
9780197562512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195324266.003.0012
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

Vergence eye movements shift the gaze point between near and far, such that the image of a target is maintained simultaneously on both foveae. Unlike other eye movement systems, vergence movements ... More


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