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Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

J. G. M. Thewissen (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From crocodiles and penguins to seals and whales, this synthesis explores the function and evolution of sensory systems in animals whose ancestors lived on land. Together, the chapters explore the ... More


Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

The central aim of this book is to analyse the scientific and philosophical work of Galileo Galilei from the particular viewpoint of his approach to the senses (and especially vision) as a way for ... More


Taste

Hervé This

in Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter argues that the familiar map of taste-receptor areas on the tongue given in various educational books is false, and explains errors concerning the theory of four tastes: salty, sweet, ... More


Information-processing models of consciousness: possibilities and problems

Tim Shallice

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

At face value, the existence of consciousness is one of the greatest unsolved problems of science. Yet throughout this century many have dismissed the mystery of the relation between awareness and ... More


Issues of visual perception

Hentschel Klaus

in Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter starts with the observation that surprisingly many of those actively engaged in optical, microscopic or spectroscopic research during the 19th and 20th centuries shared a common interest ... More


Perception

Joel Z. Leibo and Tomaso Poggio

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

This chapter provides an overview of biological perceptual systems and their underlying computational principles focusing on the sensory sheets of the retina and cochlea and exploring how complex ... More


Odor

Hervé This

in Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter describes the nature of the odor of foods. The concept of odor is comparable the image we have of the shape of a tent. The way in which poles of different heights are placed to support ... More


Historiographic layers of visual science cultures

Hentschel Klaus

in Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter develops the framework for an integrative definition of visual cultures in science and technology and for a sharpened methodology of ‘visual studies.’ The following facets of visual ... More


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