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Tool Use and the Representation of Peripersonal Space in Humans

Charles Spence

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

One of the questions currently vexing researchers is whether peripersonal space is better conceptualized as being extended or as being projected following tool use? It may turn out that the answer to ... More


Visual peripersonal space in humans

Elisabetta Làdavas

in The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter outlines evidence of the existence of a visual peripersonal space in humans that seems to be codified by an integrated visuotactile system. It describes the evidence of the existence of ... More


A computational model of cooperative spatial behaviour for virtual humans *

Nhung Nguyen and Ipke Wachsmuth

in Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679911
eISBN:
9780191760112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679911.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter introduces a model which connects representations of the space surrounding a virtual humanoid’s body with the space it shares with several interaction partners. This work intends to ... More


Spaces

Bruno and

in Perception: A multisensory perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198725022
eISBN:
9780191860041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725022.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

To our introspection, space appears as a unitary, continuous, and uniform container for objects and events. In this chapter, we show that behind this impression are in fact multiple representations ... More


The space of mirrors

Corrado Sinigaglia and Giacomo Rizzolatti

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/9780199686155.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Mirror neurons located in area F5 of the monkey encode specific goal-directed motor acts. Recent studies have shown that the discharge of many mirror neurons in this area is influenced by the ... More


Functional actions of hands and tools influence attention in peripersonal space

Catherine L. Reed and George D. Park

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Human perceptual and attentional systems operate to help us perform functional and adaptive actions in the world around us. In this review, we consider different regions of peripersonal ... More


What do ‘peripersonal space measures’ really reflect? The action field perspective

R.J. Bufacchi and G.D. Iannetti

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The magnitude of a large number of behavioural and neurophysiological measures depends on the proximity between an individual and environmental objects. This relationship has led to the concept of ... More


The social dimension of peripersonal space

Yann Coello and Tina Iachini

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Peripersonal space (PPS) is a dynamic representation of the space around the body subserving primarily the organization of goal-directed behaviours towards stimuli with the highest reward value. It ... More


Multisensory Interactions

Martin V. Butz and Esther F. Kutter

in How the Mind Comes into Being: Introducing Cognitive Science from a Functional and Computational Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739692
eISBN:
9780191834462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739692.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter shows that multiple sensory information sources can generally be integrated in a similar fashion. However, seeing that different modalities are grounded in different frames of reference, ... More


Functional networks for peripersonal space coding and prediction of impact to the body

Justine Cléry and Suliann Ben Hamed

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Peripersonal space is defined as the space surrounding the body, which we can interact with and act upon. It has been hypothesized to play a key functional role in body representation and in the ... More


On Peripersonal Space

Brian Blanchfield (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In his personal essay On Peripersonal Space, Brian Blanchfield uses the concept of peripersonal space-the entire volume of space within a person's reach, or within a single conceivable momentary ... More


Peripersonal space, bodily self-awareness, and the integrated self

Matthew Fulkerson

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Our experience of self seems to be of a single, coherent entity. This experience seems to conflict with the empirical literature, which suggests a different story: that the self is actually composed ... More


Action and social spaces in typical development and in autism spectrum disorder

Michela Candini, Giuseppe di Pellegrino, and Francesca Frassinetti

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Research in neuroscience reveals that the brain constructs multiple representations of space. Here, we primarily focus on interpersonal representation—i.e. the region of space immediately surrounding ... More


The Bodyguard Hypothesis

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198735885
eISBN:
9780191799846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735885.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How are the sense of ownership and the sense of agency related? Does one need to be able to control one’s body to experience it as one’s own? One may suggest that the sense of bodily ownership is ... More


Close is better: Visual perception in peripersonal space

Elvio Blini, Alessandro Farnè, Claudio Brozzoli, and Fadila Hadj-Bouziane

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The neuroscientific approach to peripersonal space (PPS) stems directly from electrophysiological studies assessing the response properties of multisensory neurons in behaving non-human primates. ... More


Do we represent peripersonal space?

Colin Klein

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Work in both animals and humans has demonstrated that the brain specifically tracks the space near the body—the so-called ‘peripersonal space’ (PPS). These representations appear to be multimodal and ... More


Human emotional expression and the peripersonal margin of safety

Michael S.A. Graziano

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The brain evolved to give special representation to the space immediately around the body. One of the most obvious adaptive uses of that peripersonal space is self-protection. It is a safety buffer ... More


The Body Map Theory

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198735885
eISBN:
9780191799846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735885.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How do bodily experiences get a rich spatial content on the basis of the limited information carried by bodily senses? This chapter argues that one needs a map of the body, which represents its ... More


The dual structure of touch: The body versus peripersonal space

Mohan Matthen

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Touch gives us tactile sensations that inform us of events that happen in and on our bodies (T), and haptic perception of things with which we are in direct or indirect contact (i.e. through ... More


New Mediation, New Films, New Experiments

Vittorio Gallese and Michele Guerra

in The Empathic Screen: Cinema and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198793533
eISBN:
9780191835308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793533.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter presents the authors’ view of the future, discussing new digital technologies and mediations and their impact on film and its reception. The subheadings are: “New positioning,” a ... More


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