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Working Memory Capacity: Self-control Is (in) the Goal

James M. Broadway, Thomas S. Redick, and Randall W. Engle

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Self-control is defined in relation to current goals of an organism. Working memory capacity (WMC) is defined as a cognitive system for maintaining access to goal representations as needed. ... More


Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Jennifer M. Windt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are dreams conscious experiences occurring during sleep? What exactly would it mean to say that they are? How does the concept of dreaming fit into the framework of concepts commonly used to describe ... More


Relocating Dreams on the Conceptual Map: Consequences and Perspectives for Future Research

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The final chapter suggests how the conceptual framework for describing dreaming developed over the course of the book can be integrated into a broader framework describing standard and altered wake ... More


The Science of Meditation

Are Holen

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The first big wave of scientific research on meditation came in the 1970s and mainly focused on the physiology of relaxation. The second wave, which is still ongoing, has a stronger focus on modes of ... More


The Future of Memory, Mental Time Travel, and Mind Wandering

Michael C. Corballis

in Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190241537
eISBN:
9780190241551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241537.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the hierarchy of memory systems, episodic memory is the most flexible, allowing individuals not only to mentally reconstruct past events but also imagine new ones. These new scenarios allow ... More


The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network

G. William Domhoff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190673420
eISBN:
9780190673444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673420.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book presents a new neurocognitive theory of dreams that documents the similarities of dreaming to waking thought, demonstrates that personal psychological meaning can be found in a majority of ... More


“Like water after days in the desert”

Andreas Elpidorou

in Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190912963
eISBN:
9780197524343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912963.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

By presenting empirical findings on the character of boredom and its relationship to self-regulation, the chapter advances a theoretical account of the emotional state of boredom that highlights its ... More


What Research Tells Us About Audio (and Video)

Naomi S. Baron

in How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190084097
eISBN:
9780190084127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084097.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

Chapter 7 explores the potential of audio as a learning platform. We lay the groundwork by looking at the historical relationship between spoken and written language, and at the evolution of recorded ... More


Musical imagery and the temporality of consciousness

Freya Bailes

in Music and Consciousness 2: Worlds, Practices, Modalities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198804352
eISBN:
9780191842672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804352.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Musical imagery can be defined as the conscious experience of an internal representation of music—a form of inner hearing. This chapter adopts a psychological approach to considering temporal aspects ... More


Remindfulness

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the multiple aspects of human memory. It introduces a new term, remindfulness, as a reminder that the old Pali term, sati, also had implications of memory retrieval, not only ... More


The Self-Reflective Functions of Inner Speech: Thirteen Years Later

Alain Morin

in Inner Speech: New Voices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796640
eISBN:
9780191866869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796640.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The current chapter revisits an earlier account (2005) of how inner speech leads to self-reflection. Definitions, functions, neuroanatomy, and measurement of self-reflection and inner speech are ... More


Things That Did Not Happen

Karin Kukkonen

in Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190050955
eISBN:
9780190050986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050955.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the perspective from predictive processing is based on predictions to be revised rather than gaps to be filled (see I.1), this chapter discusses what role textual gaps play when they do occur. ... More


Johnson’s Rasselas and The Best Possible Storyworld

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses the role of the unities in Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas. As the unities constrain the coherence of the fictional world, the imagination extends it. This tension is related to the ... More


Imagination “queen of the mental powers”

Jennifer Radden

in Melancholic Habits: Burton's Anatomy & the Mind Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199348190
eISBN:
9780199348213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348190.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The imagination is elevated to a position of centrality within Burtonian psychology, manifesting its influence on every aspect of affective life, thought, action, and bodily functioning. Because of ... More


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