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A Few More Thoughts About Feelings: Graded sentience and tail-wagging in dogs

A. D. (Bud) Craig

in How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156767
eISBN:
9781400852727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156767.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

This concluding chapter addresses some of the larger issues relevant to the ideas presented in this book. These issues include the purpose of feelings, the brain structures required in order to ... More


Manual praxis

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/9780195054927.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines manual apraxia, which refers to the difficulty in carrying out movements with the hands and arms which is not due to weakness or immobility. Topics covered include the ... More


Social Implications of Motor Control

Michael S. A. Graziano

in The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326703
eISBN:
9780199864867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter speculates on several points of contact between human social behavior and the control of basic motor repertoire. Topics covered include the relationship between defensive reactions and ... More


Neurorehabilitation Robotics and Neuroprosthetics

Robert Riener

in Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the new strategies and devices that can mitigate movement disorders caused by lesions of the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system (PNS), and the ... More


Making circuits dance: neuromodulation of motor systems

Ole Kiehn and Paul S. Katz

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

There are three basic types of movement. Voluntary movements, such as playing the violin or throwing a ball, are purposeful and target-directed and require a complex interplay between lower and ... More


Why Are We Conscious? Action without Enaction

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Conscious Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195314595
eISBN:
9780199979059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314595.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Theories differ in how they relate consciousness to action. At one extreme, enactivists argue that perceptual consciousness essential involves motor responses or a representation of motor action. At ... More


Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Luiz Pessoa and Peter De Weerd (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

A well-known example of filling-in involves the blind spot, a region in the back of the eye that is devoid of photoreceptors. The term blind spot is somewhat of a misnomer, because the corresponding ... More


Motor, sensory, and autonomic function: With Charlotte Behan and Roger Barker

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

in Brain Damage, Brain Repair

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523376
eISBN:
9780191724534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter concentrates on the anatomical substrate underlying elements of the motor, sensory, and autonomie systems, both within the central and peripheral nervous systems, and explains how this ... More


Action mirroring and action understanding: an alternative account

Gergely Csibra

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the relation between mirroring and understanding of actions. It challenges the notion that action mirroring is generated by direct matching and serves the function of action ... More


Dealing with Target Motion and Our Own Movement

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The motor system shows that equivalence classes of motor acts are established in a hierarchical way. This implies the necessity to go further than a pure information acquisition or processing model.


Anatomical substrates for movement performance: cerebral cortex and the corticospinal tract

Robert Porter and Roger Lemon

in Corticospinal Function and Voluntary Movement

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523758
eISBN:
9780191724404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523758.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Although the function of a particular cortical area is determined not so much by its intrinsic structure as by its extrinsic connections, its inputs and outputs, it is important to review the ... More


Synthesis: corticospinal function and voluntary movement

Robert Porter and Roger Lemon

in Corticospinal Function and Voluntary Movement

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523758
eISBN:
9780191724404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523758.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Studies have established that when compared to lower mammals, two key developments have taken place in the primate motor system. The first is the increasingly important size and role of the motor ... More


Muscle activation patterns and joint-angle coordination in multijoint movements

Stan Gielen

in Multisensory Control of Movement

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547853
eISBN:
9780191724268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547853.003.0159
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Although human motor performance appears to be remarkably flexible and easy, the underlying neuronal operations are only vaguely understood, even for well-studied eye, head, and arm movements. The ... More


Somatosensory and Motor Processes

Joan Stiles, Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Doris A. Trauner, and Ruth Nass

in Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389944
eISBN:
9780190255718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389944.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses studies focusing on children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) of any etiology. Topics covered include motor development after early focal lesions and the emergence of ... More


Cognition in Action: A New Look at the Cortical Motor System

Vittorio Gallese and Corrado Sinigaglia

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

A series of empirical results almost forces us to abandon our reluctance to deal with the intentional aspects of action, at least at the basic level. Neurophysiological evidence shows that the ... More


From hand actions to speech: evidence and speculations

Luciano Fadiga, Alice Catherine Roy, Patrik Fazio, and Laila Craighero

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews experimental evidence and presents new data supporting the idea that human language may have evolved from hand/mouth action representation. Some of the findings include the ... More


How anticipation recruits our motor system: the habitual pragmatic event map revisited

Ricarda I. Schubotz, Claudia Kalinich, and D. Yves von Cramon

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter investigates the existence of systematic correspondence between premotor areas and stimulus modality using the present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRi) technique. The results ... More


The neuroanatomy of the mirror neuron system

Stefano Rozzi

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter describes the anatomical and functional organization of the cortical motor system in monkeys and humans, with particular emphasis on the areas involved in the mirror mechanism. The ... More


Launching Language: The Gestural Origin of Discrete Infinity

Michael Studdert-Kennedy and Louis Goldstein

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter points to vocalisation as the basis for language evolution, but focuses on the mechanics involved in producing the sounds of human language. A key pre-adaptation for language was the ... More


Visual Attention and the Attention-Action Interface

John M. Henderson

in Perception

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195084627
eISBN:
9780199847167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084627.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter focuses on the often neglected aspect of the perceptual experience—the impact and effect of the visual process on our attention-action interface. The chapter utilizes studies on eye ... More


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