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Behavior control and action selection

Joscha Bach

in Principles of Synthetic Intelligence PSI: An Architecture of Motivated Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195370676
eISBN:
9780199870721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370676.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter discusses the motivational control of behaviors and Dörner's modulation theory of emotion. Topics covered include appetence and aversion, motivation, motive selection, intentions, ... More


Applications Of Ferroelectrics

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Throughout its history, the study of ferroelectricity has been closely linked with device applications. The discovery of the first ferroelectric was made during studies of Rochelle salt which had ... More


Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication: Second Edition

Warren Nagourney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199665488
eISBN:
9780191779442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665488.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics provides a course in quantum electronics for researchers in atomic physics and other related areas (including telecommunications). The book covers the usual ... More


Frequency and amplitude modulation

Warren Nagourney

in Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication: Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199665488
eISBN:
9780191779442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665488.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Many of the applications described in this book require the ability to modulate the frequency, phase or amplitude of laser radiation. The devices used for these purposes fall into two broad ... More


Optical Modulation

B. D. Guenther

in Modern Optics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198738770
eISBN:
9780191801983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738770.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The use of an electric, magnetic, or stress field to modify the optical properties of a medium is examined. The application of one of these disturbances produces an anisotropy in the medium that ... More


Classification of Afferents in Thalamus and Cortex

S. Murray Sherman and R. W. Guillery

in Functional Connections of Cortical Areas: A New View from the Thalamus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019309
eISBN:
9780262314992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019309.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter considers a new classification, starting with glutamatergic inputs, and explore what insights this provides concerning circuits in thalamus and cortex. The chapter begins this ... More


Defining the functional components of the thalamic gate

Ray Guillery

in The Brain as a Tool: A Neuroscientist's Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198806738
eISBN:
9780191844317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806738.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter starts by summarizing the electron microscopic appearance of the retinogeniculate axons and their immediate environment. These form the functional components of the visual input to the ... More


Breast Cancer

Rulla Tamimi, Susan Hankinson, and Pagona Lagiou

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Most of the established reproductive risk factors for breast cancer, like age at menarche or parity, are not appropriate for public health intervention. Several lines of evidence, like the ... More


Optoelectronics

L. Solymar, D. Walsh, and R. R. A. Syms

in Electrical Properties of Materials

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829942
eISBN:
9780191868504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829942.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The properties of light detectors and light emitting diodes (LEDs) are discussed. Electro-optic, photorefractive, and nonlinear materials are introduced. The phenomenon of phase conjugation is ... More


Mishaps at Mars

Fred Taylor

in Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

JPL and Oxford worked together to devise a powerful instrument called the Pressure Modulator Infrared Radiometer, PMIRR for short, to study the weather and climate on Mars. It was selected for flight ... More


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