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The Case of the Missing Schema

Edited by Shaun Gallager

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199271948
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603112 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271941.003.0003
 The Case of the Missing Schema

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Cases of neglect and deafferentation provide clarification of how the body schema works in normal cases. A case history of a deafferented subject lacking proprioception below the neck is presented. The importance of proprioception for motor control, and for the establishment of an egocentric spatial framework for perception and action is discussed.

Keywords: body schema; proprioception; neglect; deaffferentation; spatial frame of reference

Chapter.  13908 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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