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Neural Systems: The Neural Basis of Behavior

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391503
eISBN:
9780199863464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391503.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter details notable discoveries about neural systems in the 1950s. For instance, research revealed, for the first time, widely distributed systems involved in global functions underlying ... More


Towards a Bhāgavata Theory of Knowledge

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Examines the primary epistemological approach in the Indian tradition, i.e. the use of pramāṇa or instruments of knowledge, showing how the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and the commentators use it when talking ... More


Is Audio-Visual Perception ‘Amodal’ or ‘Crossmodal’?

Matthew Nudds

in Perception and Its Modalities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Vision allows perception of ordinary material objects; audition, the sources of sounds. Often, perception of objects involves vision and audition—seeing and hearing the perceived things. Perception ... More


Gilbert Murray and Psychic Research

N. J. Lowe

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Murray's experiments in telepathy. It is argued that Murray was England's leading telepath, and that the account of Murray's experiments in this underlines with especial force ... More


Malebranche on Pleasure and Awareness in Sensory Perception

Lisa Shapiro

in Pleasure: A History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190225100
eISBN:
9780190225131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225100.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Malebranche, in his telling of the Fall of Man, provides the core of his account of our distinctively human perception. At the moment of the Fall, Adam comes to see the apple not simply as something ... More


The neurophysiology of focal hand dystonia in musicians

Karin Rosenkranz

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses the neurophysiology of focal hand dystonia in musicians. Studies of focal hand dystonia reveal abnormalities in three main areas: (1) reduced excitability of inhibitory ... More


Hardy’s Stargazers and the Astronomy of Other Minds

Anna Henchman

in The Starry Sky Within: Astronomy and the Reach of the Mind in Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686964
eISBN:
9780191770449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686964.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines an analogy found throughout Thomas Hardy’s writings between the act of observing celestial bodies—stars, planets, moons, or comets—and the act of observing another person. I ... More


Magic Explained Away

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Westerners who arrive in Banaras, a city in India, to conduct research, study music, or just live among Indians, waste no time in shedding the outer signs of their Western identity in favor of kurtas ... More


Conclusion: Ambient Screens

Nikos Papastergiadis, Amelia Barikin, and Scott McQuire

in Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208920
eISBN:
9789888313839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reflects on contexts of contemporary urbanism, and on artistic experiments with perspective and sensory perception, to develop a concept of ambient awareness as a mode of inhabiting ... More


Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy

David Cunning

in Margaret Cavendish: Essential Writings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190664053
eISBN:
9780190946876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664053.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter features a selection of excerpts from Cavendish’s book, Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy. The passages treat a number of topics and issues: the divisibility of body; empty space ... More


Form and Function of Facial Expressive Origins

Daniel H. Lee and Adam K. Anderson

in The Science of Facial Expression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190613501
eISBN:
9780190613525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190613501.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Facial expressions are an important source of social communication. But we do not know why they appear the way they do and how they arose. Here we discuss evidence supporting Darwin’s theory that our ... More


Revisiting Body Theology Approaches

Heike Peckruhn

in Meaning in Our Bodies: Sensory Experience as Constructive Theological Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190280925
eISBN:
9780190280949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 6 revisits feminist theologies, using body theology commitments to analyze potential issues detected in the works of Carter Heyward and Marcella Althaus-Reid. Inattention to the dynamics of ... More


Mind-Body Interaction in Descartes

Stephen I. Wagner

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses a re-emerging topic in Cartesian scholarship—mind and body interaction. A number of thinkers, from his contemporaries onward, have maintained that Descartes' account of his two ... More


Sensory Overload: The Chicago Fire, 1871

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Chicago Fire of 1871 as a multisensory spectacle—an object of curiosity and marvel. More specifically, it considers how the fire destabilized sensory perception and threw up ... More


Sensory Complexion and Style

Mary Carruthers

in The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199590322
eISBN:
9780191804540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199590322.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the aesthetic vocabulary of the Middle Ages and how rhetoric is used to characterize sensory affect. It argues that the medieval aesthetic is social, interactive, and ... More


Berkeley on God’s Knowledge of Pain

Stephen H. Daniel

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Berkeley notes that despite the fact that God does not experience pain passively or by sense as we do, he comprehends what pain is because he is omniscient and the cause of our sensations. Critics ... More


Pleasures, Pains, and Sensible Qualities in Berkeley’s Philosophy

Melissa Frankel

in Pleasure: A History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190225100
eISBN:
9780190225131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225100.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Pleasures and pains play an important role for Berkeley, not just in motivating action, but also by providing knowledge of the physical world in which we act. This chapter considers the parallels ... More


Feeling the Gospel: Evangelicals, Place, and Presence

Hillary Kaell

in Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738368
eISBN:
9780814738252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738368.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter builds on recent scholarship on sensory perception and materiality in American religion to explore how Protestants approach the problem of presence. With regards to Holy Land travel, it ... More


The varieties of plant behaviour

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes the varieties of behaviour exhibited by plants, all of which indicates a remarkable degree of sensory perception, assessment, forecasting, and purpose. Higher plants can ... More


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