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Better than Mere Knowledge? The Function of Sensory Awareness

Mark Johnston

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the function of sensory awareness for perception in two ways. First, it addresses how sensory awareness functions so as to make available external items as objects of immediate ... More


Attention

Kenneth M. Heilman

in Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195144901
eISBN:
9780199865642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses how we become aware of stimuli, focus our attention, and withdraw it. Topics covered include sensory awareness, spotlights and floodlights of attention, and habituation. It ... More


Perceptual Consciousness as a Mental Activity

Susanna Schellenberg

in The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 6 exploits the thesis that perception is constitutively a matter of employing perceptual capacities to address the problem of consciousness. Orthodox views analyze consciousness in terms of ... More


Why Dance?

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book offers a visionary account of dance as vital art, one that positions dance as a catalyst in the development of human consciousness, compassion, ritual proclivity, and ecological ... More


To Dance Is to Know

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to know by taking on the idea that knowledge about matter that matters can be written down. The commonplace ideas that matter is real and that matter evolves find ... More


Animal consciousness—the problem of ‘Whether?’

Lawrence Weiskrantz

in Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524588
eISBN:
9780191689222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses the question of awareness by animals, the possible homologous role of commentaries for them, and how the question might be addressed in practical terms. The chapter stipulates ... More


Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Sondra Fraleigh (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The popularity of yoga and Zen meditation has heightened awareness of somatic practices. Individuals develop the conscious embodiment central to somatics work via movement and dance, or through touch ... More


Introduction

Axel Cleeremans

in The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508571
eISBN:
9780191687358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508571.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Unity is manifest in perception, memory, and action, and reveals itself most clearly through the fact that the many different things that we perceive, remember, or express through action at any given ... More


Practicing

Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott

in From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199740529
eISBN:
9780190268169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740529.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the ways in which musicians practice and improve their musicianship. It asks what defines effective practice. Other questions it addresses include: How clear are the goals of ... More


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