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Spatial Representations and Frames of Reference: Theoretical Foundations

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the frame-of-reference concept, arguing that this concept has been the subject of considerable confusion in cognitive and neuroscientific research on spatial representation. In ... More


Why Dialogue Methods are Important for Investigating Spatial Language

Matthew E. Watson, Martin J. Pickering, and Holly P. Branigan

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter details research investigating language using dialogue methods. It then shows how dialogue methods can be used to investigate spatial language and how interlocutors align reference ... More


Encoding Space in Spatial Language

Laura A. Carlson

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

We all share a common spatial experience but talk about this experience in very different ways. One way to understand this variability is to identify which linguistic properties are associated with ... More


Reference Frames for the Coding of Vestibular Signals

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

in The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

A reference frame can be defined as the particular perspective from which an observation of a spatial variable (e.g., position, velocity) is made. All sensorimotor systems that require the encoding ... More


Consistency in Successive Spatial Utterances

Constanze Vorwerg

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reports consistency effects across successive spatial utterances. While initial choices are often influenced by spatial-conceptual factors, speakers tend to repeat frame of reference, ... More


Location Representations and Frames of Reference: Evidence from AH

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores both reference-frame issues in light of results from AH, articulating claims about the nature of location representations at the level of the visual system affected by her ... More


Classical and Relativistic Spacetime

Yuri Balashov

in Persistence and Spacetime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579921
eISBN:
9780191722899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

A simplified overview of the geometrical structure of Newtonian, neo‐Newtonian (Galilean), and special relativistic (Minkowski) spacetime, intended for the non‐specialist. The notions of reference ... More


Defining the Constitution's Frames of Reference

David L. Faigman

in Constitutional Fictions: A Unified Theory of Constitutional Facts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341270
eISBN:
9780199866878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341270.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although variously described, a basic issue presented in all constitutional litigation involves what frame of reference should be used to assess constitutionality. For example, in Brown v. Board of ... More


Defining Spatial Relations: Reconciling Axis and Vector Representations

LAURA CARLSON, TERRY REGIER, and ERIC COVEY

in Representing Direction in Language and Space

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260195
eISBN:
9780191717345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260195.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores how spatial terms such as above are mapped onto spatial regions, with a particular focus on two types of representation: reference frames and spatial templates. Reference frames ... More


The Phenomenology of Bodily Awareness *

José Luis Bermúdez

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the dialectic between discussions of bodily awareness in the phenomenological tradition and in contemporary philosophy of mind and scientific psychology. It shows, with ... More


Pictorial Perspective and the Indexical

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The connection between perspective and the indexical shows up in the sciences, for example, when talk of frames of reference is conducted in terms of observers (whose frames they are, so to speak). ... More


The Emergence of EU Contract Law: Exploring Europeanization

Lucinda Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606627
eISBN:
9780191731716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606627.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The emergence of a European contract law is one of the more significant legal developments in Europe today. The complexities that lie at its heart also make it one of the more fascinating areas of ... More


In The Eye of the Beholder

Michael Munowitz

in Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167375
eISBN:
9780199787104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167375.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

No observer is without bias. Physical observations are always made within some arbitrarily drawn reference frame, and any objective description of nature must necessarily be independent of the ... More


The Special Theory of Relativity and the Unreality of the Future

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250746
eISBN:
9780191598623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250746.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the Special Theory of Relativity, there is no such thing as absolute simultaneity, contrary to the view defended in the book. However, this chapter demonstrates that the Special Theory ... More


Navigation in the moving world

A. A. Fenton and J. Bures

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter concentrates on the studies of navigation within a moving environment. It begins by reviewing the rationale for studying navigation on a moving substrate. It then outlines the data ... More


Modality and mind: convergent active processing in interrelated networks as a model of development and perception by touch

SUSANNA MILLAR

in Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, the researcher Susanna Millar cites the level of generality—as well as confusion in definition—of existing research, and suggests to researchers of future studies to avoid ambiguity ... More


Spatial and Temporal Ontology

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky

in Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199601240
eISBN:
9780191738968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Spatial and temporal ontology examines the semantics of static spatial descriptions as found in spatial prepositional phrases in terms of qualitative spatial reasoning. It ... More


Frames of reference used in goal-directed arm movement

Sylvie Vanden Abeele, Marc Crommelinck, and André Roucoux

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/9780198547853.003.0181
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses the frames of reference used in goal-directed arm movement. To generate a hand movement toward a visual stimulus, various sensory messages must be collected and selected by the ... More


A Way Forward for European Contract Law?

Lucinda Miller

in The Emergence of EU Contract Law: Exploring Europeanization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606627
eISBN:
9780191731716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606627.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the EU’s broader (non sector-specific) contract law programme. It is primarily concerned with the instrument known as the Common Frame of Reference (CFR) a draft of which has ... More


Sensory-Motor and Cognitive Transformation

Sebastian Schneegans

in Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199300563
eISBN:
9780190299026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300563.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Spatial representations, in technical and biological systems, are characterized by reference frames: Location information is given relative to a reference point. In the nervous system, different ... More


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