Human Body Perception From The Inside Out

Hardcover | November 15, 2005

EditorGunther Knoblich, Ian Thornton, Marc Grosjean

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The human body has long inspired artists, philosophers, musicians, and writers. Researchers in the psychological sciences, however, have only relatively recently begun to acknowledge the role the body plays in perception and cognition. With the general notion of cognition recently broadeningto include its embodied nature, researchers' accounts of perception have increasingly come to include the body's special status as a window on the world and to accommodate the specific perceptual requirements for identifying, interpreting, and interacting with other bodies. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the rapid progress that has been made in understanding the human body and its relationship to perception. It will help to unify the relevant research from several independent areas of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience and facilitate thedevelopment of an integrated framework for the study of human-body perception. Its sections cover the four major lines of research that have contributed and will continue to contribute to this new framework: body and multimodal perception, body representation, perception of biological motion, andintention and action in body perception. Each chapter provides a state-of-the-art account of exciting theoretical developments and empirical advances, and section introductions integrate the chapters and establish each section's place in the broader context of human-body-perception research. Thisvolume will be an invaluable guide for student and professional researchers in visual perception, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

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The human body has long inspired artists, philosophers, musicians, and writers. Researchers in the psychological sciences, however, have only relatively recently begun to acknowledge the role the body plays in perception and cognition. With the general notion of cognition recently broadeningto include its embodied nature, researchers' ...

Gunther Knoblich is at Rutgers University. Ian Thornton is at University of Wales Swansea.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:November 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Gunther Knoblich, Ian Thornton, Marc Grosjean, and Maggie Shiffrar: 1. Human Body Perception from the Inside Out: Integrating Perspectives on Human Body Perception,SECTION 12. Marc Grosjean: An introduction to body and multimodal perception,3. Nicholas P. Holmes and Charles Spence: Beyond the body schema: Visual, prosthetic, and technological contributions to bodily perception and awareness,4. Angelo Maravita: From "body in the brain" to "body in space": Sensory and intentional components of body representation,5. Elisabetta Ladavas and Alessandro Farne: Multisensory representation of peripersonal space,6. Marc O. Ernst: A Bayesian view on multimodal cue integration,Section 27. Maggie Shiffrar: . Body-based views of the world: An introduction to body representations,8. F. de Vignemont, M. Tsakiris, and P. Haggard: Body mereology,9. Peter Brugger: From Phantom Limb to Phantom Body: Varieties of Extracorporeal Awareness,10. Margaret Wilson: Covert Imitation: How the Body Schema Acts as a Prediction Device,11. Catherine L. Reed, Valerie E. Stone, and John E. McGoldrick: Not Just Posturing: Configural processing of the human body,Section 312. Ian M. Thornto: Of bodies, brains and models: Studying the perception of biological motion,13. Ian M. Thornton: Biological Motion: Point-light Walker and Beyond,14. Jeannine Pinto: Developing body representations: A review of infants' responses to biological motion displays15. Martin A. Giese: Computational Principles for the Recognition of Biological Movements: Model-based versus feature-based approaches,16. Emily D. Grossman: Evidence for a Network of Brain Areas Involved in Perception of Biological Motion,Section 417. Gunther Knoblich: An introduction to intention and action in body perception: The body as the actor's tool,18. Wolfgang Prinz: Representational Foundations of Intentional Action,19. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: When the other influences the self: Interference between perception and action,20. Chris Moore: Representing intentional relations and acting intentionally in infancy: Current insights and open questions,

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"This volume offers some of the keys that will eventually release us fromt eh Cartesian prison of spirits, which Descartes bestowed on us some 360 years ago."--PsycCRITIQUES