Visceral Perception: Understanding Internal Cognition / Edition 1

Visceral Perception: Understanding Internal Cognition / Edition 1

by James W. Pennebaker, Gyorgy Adam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1441932909

ISBN-13: 9781441932907

Pub. Date: 12/01/2010

Publisher: Springer US

Author Gyorgy Adam maintains there is a type of sensory system active within the internal organs that appears to be, in some measure, independent of the traditional senses. Variously termed viscerosensory perception, internal perception, or internal cognition, this system operates largely outside of consciousness. Adam employs the extensive data he has gathered over

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Author Gyorgy Adam maintains there is a type of sensory system active within the internal organs that appears to be, in some measure, independent of the traditional senses. Variously termed viscerosensory perception, internal perception, or internal cognition, this system operates largely outside of consciousness. Adam employs the extensive data he has gathered over many years to demonstrate how "hidden" internal signals originating in the alimentary tract, the cardiovascular system, and the kidneys may influence emotional states. Visceral Perception is the only comprehensive treatment of this elusive subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441932907
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Theoretical Considerations: The Subject of This Monograph. Definitions and Terminology. Historical Roots and Evolution. Basic Physiological Mechanisms: Conceptual Preliminaries. Functional Properties of Receptor Structures. Visceral Afferent Pathways and Central Projections. Visceral Sensation and Perception. Psychophysics of Visceral Perception in Humans. Visceral Perception Through Learning. Hemispheric Lateralization of Signal Processing. Visceroception-Constituent of Special Senses: Viscerocepton: A Borderline Sensory System. Viscerocepton and Cognition. Visceral Perception and Symptom Report: An Epilogue. Appendixes: Interoception and Consciousness. Learning to Perceive Previously Unconscious Stimuli. Interoception: Awareness of Sensations Arising in the gastrointestinal Tract. Index.

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