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Making Maps and Forming Plans

Carolyn Price

in Functions in Mind: A Theory of Intentional Content

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242009
eISBN:
9780191696992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242009.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines a system that is capable of a rather more sophisticated form of spatial representation, particularly a system that enables an organism to find its way about by forming a ... More


Map formation

David J. Price and David J. Willshaw

in Mechanisms of Cortical Development

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780192624277
eISBN:
9780191723735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624277.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

All neurons in the mature nervous system are mapped onto the neurons to which they connect; and therefore, understanding how neural mappings are achieved could be considered synonymous with ... More


The Material Culture of Printing

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the material culture of printing spectra in the 19th century. The social setting of print experts, their wages, and total numbers in various countries (especially France, ... More


Ethologically Relevant Movements Mapped on the Motor Cortex

Michael S. A

in Primate Neuroethology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reviews evidence that motor cortex in primates is not organized according to topographic maps related to the body surface, but is organized according to species-typical motor behavior. ... More


Principles of Topographic Analyses for Electrical Neuroimaging

Murray M. Micah, Marzia De Lucia, Denis Brunet, and Christoph M. Michel

in Brain Signal Analysis: Advances in Neuroelectric and Neuromagnetic Methods

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013086
eISBN:
9780262258876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013086.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter presents a new approach to topographic mapping using reference-independent spatial information in high-density electrode montages, and analyzes the pitfalls and limitations of analyzing ... More


Cortical Neurophysiology in the 1950s

David H. Hubel

in Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176186
eISBN:
9780199847013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Neurophysiology has changed radically since the late 1950s. In the cerebral cortex, early work was mainly concerned with localization of function, essentially a type of neuroanatomy that used ... More


Naming and Mapping

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the issue of naming and mapping various cartographic insults, some of which got onto the area's government topographic map due to the area's past and some pleasant surprises. ... More


Mount Taylor Places in Time and Space

Asa R. Randal

in Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061016
eISBN:
9780813051284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061016.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cross-culturally, the arrangement of residential and ceremonial architecture can reveal how communities were composed and how they integrated elements of the past within more recent landscapes. Shell ... More


Development and Evolution of Speech Sound Categories: Principles and Models

Gert Westermann

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter uses a self-organizing map approach to simulate learning of the human vocal system through babbling, and deals with the constraints and mechanisms at work in the development and ... More


Purging Pejoratives

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the conflicts and conundrums that arise in removing objectionable names from maps. To address the extent of the problem of objectionable names, the author compiled a list of ... More


Neuroscience Overview

Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski

in The Computational Brain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533393
eISBN:
9780262339650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533393.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides an overview of the “neuroscience” component of the “computational neuroscience” synergy. It begins with a discussion of three ideas about levels in nervous systems: levels of ... More


The pathways for action

Ray Guillery

in The Brain as a Tool: A Neuroscientist's Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198806738
eISBN:
9780191844317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806738.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Early nineteenth-century studies demonstrated, on the basis of clinical, experimental, and anatomical evidence, that a motor pathway, the corticospinal or pyramidal tract, passes from a specific area ... More


Cerebral Cortex: Basics

James A. Anderson

in After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Hardware matters. The neural organ largely responsible for cognition is the cerebral cortex of mammals. Cortex is a thin two-dimensional layered structure arranged with on the order of a few hundred ... More


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