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The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199811809
eISBN:
9780199369546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics and art. Using neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Chatterjee shows ... More

Broca's Region

Broca's Region

Yosef Grodzinsky and Katrin Amunts (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177640
eISBN:
9780199864799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Broca's region has been in the news ever since scientists realized that particular cognitive functions could be localized to parts of the cerebral cortex. Its discoverer, Paul Broca, was one of the ... More

Filling-InFrom Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Luiz Pessoa and Peter De Weerd (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

A well-known example of filling-in involves the blind spot, a region in the back of the eye that is devoid of photoreceptors. The term blind spot is somewhat of a misnomer, because the corresponding ... More

Handbook of Cannabis

Handbook of Cannabis

Roger Pertwee (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book provides a multifaceted account of cannabis, a plant that is used widely both recreationally and as a medicine, as it has been over many centuries. Thus, it presents a brief account of the ... More

In the Theater of ConsciousnessThe Workspace of the Mind

In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Bernard J. Baars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195102659
eISBN:
9780199864126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The study of conscious experience has seen remarkable strides in the last ten years, reflecting important technological breakthroughs and the enormous efforts of researchers. Although still embroiled ... More

The Intelligent Movement MachineAn Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Michael Graziano

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326703
eISBN:
9780199864867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book offers a fundamental new theory of motor cortex organization: the rendering of the movement repertoire onto the cortex. The action repertoire of an animal is highly dimensional, whereas the ... More

The Neural Basis of Reading

The Neural Basis of Reading

Piers Cornelissen, Peter Hansen, Morten Kringelbach, and Ken Pugh (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195300369
eISBN:
9780199863747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Reading is a unique human skill, and modern societies rely extensively on literacy skills. Reading disability can therefore have a profound personal, economic, and social impact. However, the ... More

NeuroergonomicsThe brain at work

Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Neuroergonomics can be defined as the study of brain and behavior at work. It combines two disciplines: neuroscience, the study of brain structure and function; and ergonomics, the study of how to ... More

Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a BellUnderstanding the feel of consciousness

Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness

J. Kevin O'Regan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199775224
eISBN:
9780199919031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book proposes a novel view to explain how we as humans—contrary to current robots—can have the impression of consciously feeling things: for example the red of a sunset, the smell of a rose, the ... More

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