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Some Experimental Tools for Tracking Continuous Mental Trajectories

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter emphasizes the importance of identifying the time scale at which a given behavior exhibits detectably graded transitions from state to state. It covers a variety of experimental methods ... More


Temporal dynamics

Lawrence R. Walker

in The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Disturbances disrupt ecological patterns and processes and their effects continue for some time, often until the next disturbance adds its influence. Habitats can therefore be seen as being in a ... More


Spatial-temporal transmission dynamics and control of infectious diseases: Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a case study

Cécile Viboud, Hélène Broutin, and Gerardo Chowell

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Disentangling the spatial-temporal dynamics of infectious disease transmission is important to address issues of disease persistence, epidemic growth and optimal control. In this chapter, we review ... More


Explaining the Many Varieties of Working Memory Variation: Dual Mechanisms of Cognitive Control

Todd S. Braver, Jeremy R. Gray, and Gregory C. Burgess

in Variation in Working Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195168648
eISBN:
9780199847297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168648.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter shows how all working memory (WM) theorists agree that control processes are a critical component of WM function. The general theoretical framework is the dual mechanisms of control ... More


Variation in Working Memory Due to Normal Development

John N. Towse and Graham J. Hitch

in Variation in Working Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195168648
eISBN:
9780199847297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168648.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the popular model of working memory outlined by Baddeley and Hitch, and how a family of experimental tasks has been designed to measure the capacity of working memory. The ... More


The Time Course of Emotional Body Perception

Beatrice de Gelder

in Emotions and the Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Because emotional signals are presumably the most salient and the most important nonverbal signals, preferential and selective processing of these signals may be reflected in the speed at which they ... More


Conceptual Overview: Disturbance, Gradients, and Ecological Response

Robert B. Waide and Michael R. Willig

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the causal relationship of physical and climatic gradients to the environmental conditions and resources of the ecosystem. It dwells mainly on the sets of relationships in an ... More


Time to Act: The Dynamics of Agentive Experiences

Elisabeth Pacherie

in The Sense of Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190267278
eISBN:
9780190267308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267278.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Actions unfold in time, and so do experiences of agency. Yet, despite the recent surge of interest in the sense of agency among both philosophers and cognitive scientists, the import of the fact that ... More


Introduction: The Herbaceous Layer—The Forest between the Trees

Frank S. Gilliam

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter documents patterns of change in research interest in the herb layer, and summarizes general knowledge and understanding of the ecology and dynamics of forest herb layers. ... More


The ‘space’ in spatial assistance systems: conception, formalization, and computation *

Mehul Bhatt, Carl Schultz, and Christian Freksa

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/9780199679911.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is about ‘space’: empty space, spatial structures, and the process of structuring. We organize empty space by building-up structures and artefacts of our everyday existence. This ... More


The Philosophical Novelty of Computer Simulation Methods

Paul Humphreys

in Philosophical Papers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199334872
eISBN:
9780190219710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199334872.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Reasons are given to justify the claim that computer simulations and computational science constitute a distinctively new set of scientific methods as compared to traditional analytic methods and ... More


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