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Can We Understand the Action of Brains in Natural Environments?

Hermann Wagner and Bernhard Gaese

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

One of the major challenges for future research will lie in trying to reconcile current reductionist approaches and results with the real demands of nervous systems: the online operation of brains ... More


The Religious Significance of Some Built and Natural Environments

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter continues the discussion of Chapter 6, by examining the human significance of a number of built and natural environments, unrelated to pilgrimage practice. Again, the three models of the ... More


To Get a Feeling for a Place: Naninibago

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger: The Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter profiles the political and economic contexts that fostered the expansion of the commercial logging industry and logging concessions in the Philippines in the 20th century. It addresses ... More


“No Need Cement”

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger: The Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the mid-1990s, a proposal by the Pangasinan Cement Corporation to build a cement plant and sprawling industrial center in Bolinao, Pangasinan, split the fishing town, which is the home of the ... More


Toward an Ecological Conception of Preventive Interventions

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The work described in this chapter on natural environments is designed as an aid in conceptualizing preventive interventions. From the writer's experience in developing preventive services in ... More


Naturally happy, naturally healthy: the role of the natural environment in well-being

George W. Burns

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the connection between well-being and nature. The opening section discusses the current ‘mismatch’ in the relationship of humans with their natural environment, which has some ... More


Colour Discrimination, Colour Constancy and Natural Scene Statistics *

Donald I.A. Macleod

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter relates the processes of colour vision to the characteristics of the natural environment. The reference to natural scene statistics relates the two main parts of the chapter — the first ... More


Proposed Second-Generation Laws: Protecting Human Nonuse Interests by Acknowledging the Public Interest in Natural Resources

Jan G. Laitos

in The Right of Nonuse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195386066
eISBN:
9780199949656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter considers an emerging second generation of resource-regulating laws which would benefit humans by recognizing a substantive human right to an unpolluted and nondepleted natural ... More


“A Country But Wild and Imperfect”

Tycho De Boer

in Nature, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032481
eISBN:
9780813038360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032481.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on North Carolina's Green Swamp which on the interior lends an image of a place devoid of human alteration. Along the North Carolina state highway sits the Nature Conservancy, a ... More


Pharmaceutics without Medicine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

According to the opponents of the state idea, drugs formed a central mode of therapy. The opponents of the state idea published their own political manifestos. They attributed different levels of ... More


Eco-Struggles: Using International Criminal Law to Protect the Environment During and After Non-International Armed Conflict

Matthew Gillett

in Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace: Clarifying Norms, Principles, and Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198784630
eISBN:
9780191827051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784630.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines the provisions of international criminal law applicable to serious environmental harm, particularly during non-international armed conflicts ('NIAC'). After describing incidents ... More


Living and Dying

Julia M. H. Smith

in Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History 500-1000

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192892638
eISBN:
9780191670626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892638.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Men and women in early medieval Europe lived intimately with deprivation and death. In the face of intermittent climatic disasters, periodic epidemics, and harsh everyday living conditions, the ... More


The Science of Well-Being

Felicia A. Huppert, Nick Baylis, and Barry Keverne (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How much do we know about what makes people thrive and societies flourish? While a vast body of research has been dedicated to understanding problems and disorders, we know remarkably little about ... More


What Are the Rules to Promote?

Brad Hooker

in Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-Consequentialist Theory of Morality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256570
eISBN:
9780191597701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256578.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues that rules should not be evaluated in terms of the numbers of acts of this or that kind that they allow. Then asks whether rules should be assessed in terms of whether they promote equality, ... More


Age-friendly rural communities

Jacquie Eales, Janice Keefe, and Norah Keating

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the age-friendly communities that can be found in the rural areas in Canada. The first section is on the ‘resources’ approach and the ‘best fit’ approach that are used to ... More


Cultural Heritage and the Environment

Janet Blake

in International Cultural Heritage Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198723516
eISBN:
9780191790300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723516.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Chapter 4 addresses the intimate and frequently mutual relationship that exists between the cultural and natural heritage. In order to understand this relationship better, the shared norms and ... More


Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts

Ronald L. Grimes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301441
eISBN:
9780199850952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, this book argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. The book ... More


Introduction

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This volume explores the connections among ideas about nature, ideas about humanness, and environmental ethics. This book is divided into nine chapters that explore ideas about the definition, ... More


Introduction: Re-Mapping Modern Scottish Literature

Louisa Gairn

in Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the coverage of this book that suggests that the science and philosophy of ecology — which asks questions about being in the world, about ‘dwelling’ and ‘belonging’, and most ... More


National Identity and the Smell of the Woods

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the concept of incarnation in US discourse, which draws its persuasiveness from the rhetorical tension and interplay between two different geographical models of culture. Here, ... More


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