Touching And Being Touched

Author: Gabriele Brandstetter
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110292041
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Touch is a fundamental element of dance. The (time) forms and contact zones of touch are means of expression both of self-reflexivity and the interaction of the dancers. Liberties and limits, creative possibilities and taboos of touch convey insights into the ‘aisthesis’ of the different forms of dance: into their dynamics and communicative structure, as well as into the production and regulation of affects. Touching and Being Touched assembles seventeen interdisciplinary papers focusing on the question of how forms and practices of touch are connected with the evocation of feelings. Are these feelings evoked in different ways in tango, Contact improvisation, European and Japanese contemporary dance? The contributors to this volume (dance, literature, and film scholars as well as philosophers and neuroscientists) provide in-depth discussions of the modes of transfer between touch and being touched. Drawing on the assumptions of various theories of body, emotion, and senses, how can we interpret the processes of tactile touch and of being touched emotionally? Is there a specific spectrum of emotions activated during these processes (within both the spectator and the dancer)? How can the relationship of movement, touch, and emotion be analyzed in relation to kinesthesia and empathy?

Elements Of Physiological Psychology

Author: George Trumbull Ladd
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"There can be no doubt that an important movement in psychology has arisen in recent times through the effort to approach the phenomena of mind from the experimental and physiological point of view. As a result of some years of study of the general subject, I express with considerable confidence the opinion that there is no ground for extravagant claims or expectations, and still less ground for any fear of consequences. In all cases of new and somewhat rankly growing scientific enterprises, it is much the better way to waive the discussion of actual or possible achievements, as well as of welcomed or dreaded revelations of new truth, and proceed at once to the business on hand. It is proposed in this book to follow this better way. It will be the task of the book itself to set forth the assured or alleged results of Physiological Psychology; and this will be done at every step with such degree of assurance as belongs to the evidence hitherto attainable upon the particular subject discussed. With declamation, either in attack or defense of the "old psychology," of the "introspective method," etc., one may dispense without serious loss. The method and arrangement of the book have been chosen so as to fit it for use, both as a text-book by special students of the subjects of which it treats, and also by the general reader who is interested in knowing what results have been reached by the more modern--and even the latest--psycho-physical researches"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)

The Mind

Author: E. Bruce Goldstein
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ISBN: 0262044064
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"This book is about the mind and its connection to the brain. The first two chapters discuss the basic characteristics of the mind, and places it in historical context by noting trends in popular culture, and various people's ideas about the mind. This discussion ends by concluding that the most fruitful approach to studying the mind is a scientific approach that looks for connections between the mind and the brain. The last four chapters focus on the following specific principles: The operation of the mind is hidden; Prediction is an important function of the mind; and Connectivity and communication between different areas of the mind are crucial for the mind's operation. An important feature of this discussion is that it is supported by empirical research, by briefly describing experiments. This book therefore goes beyond simply presenting conclusions, by elucidating the procedures and reasoning that led to those conclusions. The intent of the book is to give readers a feel for the latest scientific thinking about the mind, by focusing on basic principles that hold across many different functions of the mind. One key to marketing the book is to emphasize the fact that the writing makes a fascinating, but complex, subject accessible to the general reader"--

Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics

Author: M. Nørskov
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1643681559
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The subject of social robotics has enormous projected economic significance. However, social robots not only present us with novel opportunities but also with novel risks that go far beyond safety issues. It is a potentially highly disruptive technology which could negatively affect the most valuable parts of the fabric of human social interactions in irreparable ways. Since engineering educations do not yet offer the necessary competences to analyze, holistically assess, and constructively mitigate these risks, new alliances must be established between engineering and SSH disciplines, with special emphasis on the humanities (i.e. disciplines specializing in the analysis of socio-cultural interactions and human experience). The Robophilosophy Conference Series was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a new forum and catalyzing the research discussion in this important area of applied humanities research, with focus on robophilosophy. Robophilosophy conferences have been the world’s largest venues for humanities research in and on social robotics. The book at hand presents the proceedings of Robophilosophy Conference 2020: Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics, the fourth event in the international, biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series, which brought together close to 400 participants from 29 countries. The speakers of the conference, whose contributions are collected in this volume, were invited to offer concrete proposals for how the Humanities can help to shape a future where social robotics is guided by the goals of enhancing socio-cultural values rather than by utility alone. The book is divided into 3 parts; Abstracts of Plenaries, which contains 6 plenary sessions; Session Papers, with 44 papers under 8 thematic categories; and Workshops, containing 25 items on 5 selected topics. Providing concrete proposals from philosophers and other SSH researchers for new models and methods, this book will be of interest to all those involved in developing artificial ‘social’ agents in a culturally sustainable way that is also – a fortiori – ethically responsible.

Analytical Therapeutics

Author: Constantine Hering
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The Power Of Touch

Author: Phyllis Davis, Ph.D.
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401933076
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Were you raised in a "non-touching" atmosphere? Is your "inner hunger" really a yearning for touch? Do you know what your touching "taboos" are? Do you wish you could feel more comfortable touching others or being touched? Are you fulfilling your loved one's need for touch? Would you like to learn how touching influences behavior and how it could enrich your daily? In the revised edition of her exciting book, The Power of Touch, Phyllis K. Davis explores the human need to touch and be touched--and how America's cultural taboos have made us a touch-starved nation. Phyllis shares important insights on physical contact, not only as a biological need, but also as a language that communicates love more powerfully than words.Thought provoking and inspiring, The Power of Touch examines the catastrophic effects on individuals not nurtured by loving touch. People deprived of this kind of touch often exhibit compulsive overeating, restlessness, drug abuse, promiscuity, and workaholism. Even more shocking--singles deprived of touch have a death rate five times higher than their married counterparts. Phyllis also refutes the myth that picking up crying infants spoils them and stresses the role being physically nurtured as babies plays in becoming well-adjusted adults. To help the reader learn how to bring more touch into their lives, Phyllis includes a chapter of touching exercises and ideas. "Without touch, a baby dies, the human heart aches, and the soul withers. Touch is communication on the most basic level: The Power of Touch is about the language of love spoken through physical contact. The need for touch is a necessity throughout our lives, from birth to death, which serves to sustain us emotionally and physically. She discusses how touch can improve relationships of all kinds-parent/child, man/woman, friend/friend-help heal the body, and open the heart to a deeper love. She provides insights into the role of touch in infant health, sexual satisfaction, well-being of the elderly, and she suggests a number of activities and exercises that will make touching a delightful and valuable tool in your life. In this wonderful book, author Phyllis K. Davis teaches you about the role of touch in healing, infant care, raising children, developmental psychology, lovemaking, old age, and friendship. The message is simple: Open your heart, reach out, and touch those you care about. If you are a friend, parent, massage therapist, teacher, lover, grandparent, caretaker, health-care professional--or just a compassionate human being--you will learn how even the briefest and simplest forms of touch influence your behavior and enrich the lives of those sharing your world.

The Encyclop Dic Dictionary

Author: Robert Hunter
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Embodying The Tactile In Victorian Literature

Author: Ann Gagné
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ISBN: 1793617317
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This book explores the importance of the touch to social and cultural issues of embodiment in mid to late-Victorian literature. Through an exploration of canonical and lesser known texts, Ann Gagné demonstrates why touch, and the residue of touch, continues to be important to our lived experience today.

Active Touch Sensing

Author: Robyn Grant
Editor: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 2889192482
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Active touch can be described as the control of the position and movement of tactile sensing systems to facilitate information gain. In other words, it is finding out about the world by reaching out and exploring—sensing by ‘touching’ as opposed to ‘being touched’. In this Research Topic (with cross-posting in both Behavioural Neuroscience and Neurorobotics) we welcomed articles from junior researchers on any aspect of active touch. We were especially interested in articles on the behavioral, physiological and neuronal underpinnings of active touch in a range of species (including humans) for submission to Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. We also welcomed articles describing robotic systems with biomimetic or bio-inspired tactile sensing systems for publication in Frontiers in Neurorobotics.

The Passionate Touch

Author: Nitya Lacroix
Editor: Southwater
ISBN: 9781842158258
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This book is designed to allay our fears, allowing us to gain confidence and pleasure through a greater understanding of our own and our partner's bodies.

A Guide To Healthy Touch

Author: Bob Czimbal
Editor: Open Book Pub
ISBN: 9781878793003
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Vitamin T is the nurturing nutrient found in healthy TOUCH. The US Department of Health & Happiness recommends daily doses of Vitamin T to promote growth. The main symptom of deficiency is loneliness. Natural sources of Vitamin T are handshakes, hugs, kisses, cuddles & rubs from family, friends & co-workers. Megadoses are provided by massage. Positively habit forming. Give with permission only. Guaranteed safe for all ages. Keep within reach of children. Active ingredient: TLC (tender loving care). Vitamin T is absorbed through the skin: soothes the body, calms the mind, nourishes the spirit, relieves stress, restores sense of humor, strengthens self-esteem, heals ouches (Touch minus T = ouch). The book covers: principles & philosophy of Vitamin T personal touch histories from childhood to adult, refusal skills to stop all unwanted touch & abuse, healthy touch & the prevention of sexual harassment at work, guidelines for healthy sexuality, skills to create an abundance of Vitamin T. "Vitamin T is a gift for every body".

An American Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: Noah Webster
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Foundations Of Nonverbal Communication

Author: Albert M. Katz
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To provide the essential basis for the reader's growing awareness of the many modes of communication, Katz and Katz include 14 previously published articles that are considered seminal in the subdisciplines of the field. For each subdiscipline the editors also include an introductory note, discussion questions, and field exercises designed to help readers relate the concepts to their own communication experiences.

Getting In Touch With Healing

Author: Una Kroll
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Touch

Author: Kathryn E. Barnard
Editor: International Universities PressInc
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Revised and expanded proceedings of the Johnson and Johnson Pediatric Round Table X on the role of touch in development and well-being. The 21 papers explore philosophical and neuroanatomical perspectives, animal studies, touch as an integration and learning system for preterm infants, therapeutic touch, and the importance of touch throughout the life span. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Shakespeare Phrase Book

Author: John Bartlett
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Discourse

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Sexual Pleasure

Author: Barbara Keesling
Editor: Hunter House Publishers
ISBN: 9780897931489
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The exercises in this book--to be done both with and without a partner--increase the sensual awareness of touch and encourage individuals to focus on their own desire, as well as looking for ways to please their partner.