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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
6. Colour

6. Colour  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199680306
‘Colour’ explains that colour is a construct of the brain, based on information supplied by the eyes. Objects in the world reflect different wavelengths of light to different extents, and ... More
4. Isn’t all perception and understanding relative?

4. Isn’t all perception and understanding relative?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778216
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199606696
‘Isn't all perception and understanding relative?’ explores the connections between observation and perception. The philosopher Aenesidemus thought perception was always relative to the ... More
2. Technology

2. Technology  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198701774
‘Technology’ considers a range of technological developments that were important in the evolution of cinema: making images move, the introduction and synchronization of sound, colour film, ... More
Film: A Very Short Introduction

Film: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Wood

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803535.001.0001
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book
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9780192803535
Film: A Very Short Introduction is a brief history and examination of the medium of film, studying its role and impact on society, as well as its future in the digital age. ... More
2. Trusting the image

2. Trusting the image  

Michael Wood

in Film: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803535.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192803535
Many moviegoers have never thought about the role of the director, even if they have vaguely supposed such a person must exist. Instead, they either consciously or subconsciously suppose ... More
5. ‘They don’t think like we do’

5. ‘They don’t think like we do’  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778148
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0005
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9780199601721
Are the structures of thought fundamentally invariant across changes of cultural context, or is it true that ‘they’ do not think like ‘we’ do? Most psychologists consider human thought as ... More
Perception: A Very Short Introduction

Perception: A Very Short Introduction  

Brian Rogers

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191833410
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791003.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198791003
Perception is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to guide and control our behaviour and create our particular, subjective experiences of the world. Perception: A ... More
3. Lightness and colour

3. Lightness and colour  

Brian Rogers

in Perception: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191833410
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791003.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198791003
‘Lightness and colour’ considers visual perception and attempts to identify some of the characteristics of the patterns of light reaching our eyes that might contribute to the information ... More
The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198701774
Cinema was the first, and arguably the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that dominated the cultural life of the 20th century. It continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and ... More
3. The colour of money

3. The colour of money  

Michael Wood

in Film: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803535.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803535
Film began as a very small business — a dramatic invention but a tiny piece of the world of entertainment — but before long a wildly profitable industry arose around it. ‘The colour of ... More
The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael F. Land

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199680306
The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. ... More
2. Nature

2. Nature  

Ritchie Robertson

in Goethe: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785764
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689255.003.0002
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9780199689255
For Goethe, humanity formed part of a greater unity, that of Nature. Nature was also something to be experienced in the most direct, immediate way. ‘Nature’ looks closely at the poem Auf ... More
4. Duality

4. Duality  

Ian Walmsley

in Light: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782442
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682690.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199682690
‘Duality’ considers how the two different models of light—particle and wave—were reconciled. The dualism issue was partially resolved by William Rowan Hamilton in his ‘optical analogy’ ... More
10. Primates

10. Primates  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191821172
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0010
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chapter
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9780198766940
‘Primates’ considers how a group of small, rather insignificant, tree-dwelling mammals living 60 mya eventually evolved the highest level of expression of the mammalian characteristic of ... More
9. Flying mammals

9. Flying mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191821172
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0009
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chapter
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9780198766940
Being able to fly opens up a whole new range of habits and lifestyles. A flyer can seek food from the tops of trees and airborne insects. It can avoid ground-based predators and rear its ... More
1. What is light?

1. What is light?  

Ian Walmsley

in Light: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782442
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682690.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199682690
Light plays a fundamental role in life. ‘What is light?’ considers light’s physical properties—brightness, intensity, colour, polarization, and warmth—and how their application enables ... More
2. Perceptual theories—direct, indirect, and computational

2. Perceptual theories—direct, indirect, and computational  

Brian Rogers

in Perception: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191833410
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791003.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198791003
‘Perceptual theories—direct, indirect, and computational’ considers three different conceptions of what it means to perceive and the processes involved in each theory. The origins of ... More
4. Motion perception

4. Motion perception  

Brian Rogers

in Perception: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191833410
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791003.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198791003
The ability to detect motion is one of the most important properties of our visual system and the visual systems of nearly every other species. Motion perception is not just important for ... More
3. Powerful forces

3. Powerful forces  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718635
Why do atomic nuclei exist at all? A large nucleus contains many protons in close proximity. Why do these protons, all with the same electrical charge, not mutually repel? ‘Powerful forces’ ... More

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