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Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Simner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
Published Online: 
Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191813405
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749219.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198749219
Synaesthesia is often described as a rare neurological condition where one sense appears to merge or cross with another. It is a multi-variant condition that can present itself in many ... More
1. What is synaesthesia?

1. What is synaesthesia?  

Julia Simner

in Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
Published Online: 
Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191813405
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749219.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198749219
Synaesthesia manifests in many different ways, and this poses a challenge in setting out a definition. ‘What is synaesthesia?’ explains that the triggers (inducers) and the resulting ... More
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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book
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9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
2. Eugenic intelligence

2. Eugenic intelligence  

Philippa Levine

in Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199385904
Nothing was more important for eugenicists than intelligence. A means to measure intelligence and identify feeble-mindedness was central to the policies that eugenics promoted. ‘Eugenic ... More
5. Genius and madness

5. Genius and madness  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778056
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199594405
The idea of a connection between genius and madness has a long history. ‘Genius and madness’ considers the beliefs from Aristotle through to the modern day. Three studies of different types ... More
1. Defining genius

1. Defining genius  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778056
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199594405
What is genius?‘Defining genius’ describes the modern meaning as an individual who demonstrates exceptional intellectual or creative powers, whether inborn or acquired (or both). There is ... More
2. Family affairs

2. Family affairs  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778056
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199594405
‘Family affairs’ discusses the role of parents, siblings, partners, offspring, and grandparents in the creation or nurture of geniuses. There is clearly some relationship between heredity ... More
6. Man

6. Man  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776786
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0006
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9780192854544
‘Man’ shows Darwin's linking of man to a general evolutionary scheme in his 1871 publication The Descent of Man. Man was subject to heritable variation in innumerable slight characters, and ... More
4. Intelligence and creativity

4. Intelligence and creativity  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778056
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199594405
‘Intelligence and creativity’ discusses intelligence and creativity tests to see whether they shed light on what makes a genius. Studies by Lewis Terman and Catherine Cox attempting to ... More
Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Genius: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Robinson

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778056
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199594405
Homer, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy; Curie, Darwin, Einstein, Galileo, and Newton. What do these world-famous artists and scientists have in common? Most of us would ... More

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