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Berthoz, A.

Works: 153 works in 311 publications in 3 languages and 5,030 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Director, Publishing director, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: QD415, 572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by A Berthoz
La chimie et le sport ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brain's sense of movement by A Berthoz( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This interpretation of perception and action allows Alain Berthoz to focus on psychological phenomena: proprioception and kinaesthesis; the mechanisms that maintain balance and co-ordination actions; and basic perceptual and memory processes involved in navigation
Neurobiology of "Umwelt" how living beings perceive the world by Yves Christen( )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the beginning of 20th century, German biologist Jakob von Uexkull created the concept of 'Umwelt' to denote the environment as experienced by a subject. This concept of environment differs from the idea of passive surroundings and is defined not just by physical surroundings, but is rather a 'subjective universe', a space weighted with meaning
Emotion and reason : the cognitive science of decision making by A Berthoz( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Emotion and Reason presents a groundbreaking new approach to understanding decision making processes and their neural bases. The book presents a sweeping survey of the science of decision making. It examines the brain mechanisms involved in making decisions, and controversially proposes that many of our perceptual actions are essentially decision making processes. Whether looking, listening, hearing, or moving, we choose to attend to certain stimuli, at the expense of others. In some psychiatric disorders the inability to respond selectively to certain stimuli can be harmful - such pathologies of decision making are additionally considered. Berthoz also considers how many decision making processes involve an internal dialogue with our other self, and how this dialogue with our 'doppelganger' might be represented in the brain. He considers the important implications that a neuroscience of decision making can have for the judiciary - how we apportion blame and responsibility; for economics - with discussion of the growing field of neuroeconomics; and for theories of management. Lastly he examines decision making and creativity - if perception relies in part on decision making processes, how might this alter our view of the artistic process?"--BOOK JACKET
Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world by A Berthoz( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book a noted physiologist and neuroscientist introduces the concept of simplexity, the set of solutions living organisms find that enable them to deal with information and situations, while taking into account past experiences and anticipating future ones. Such solutions are new ways of addressing problems so that actions may be taken more quickly, more elegantly, and more efficiently. In a sense, the history of living organisms may be summed up by their remarkable ability to find solutions that avoid the world's complexity by imposing on it their own rules and functions. Evolution has resolved the problem of complexity not by simplifying but by finding solutions whose processes--though they can sometimes be complex--allow us to act in the midst of complexity and of uncertainty. Nature can inspire us by making us realize that simplification is never simple and requires instead that we choose, refuse, connect, and imagine, in order to act in the best possible manner. Such solutions are already being applied in design and engineering and are significant in biology, medicine, economics, and the behavioral sciences"--
Multisensory control of movement ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the problems of manipulation, orienting and navigating in humans and animals. Its premise is that control of movement is based on a configuration of several sensory cues, all providing input. It has clinical and engineering applications
Le sens du mouvement by A Berthoz( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tente de nous faire comprendre les mécanismes du mouvement qui anticipent l'orientation d'un regard, la trajectoire d'une balle ou la perte d'équilibre, par exemple. L'enjeu de ce livre, par delà les mécanismes, est aussi de nous expliquer comment nos perceptions peuvent être manipulées, au risque de nous précipiter dans la haine et la destruction de l'autre
The physiology and phenomenology of action by A Berthoz( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a rare collaboration, a world famous brain scientist and an eminent philosopher have joined forces in an effort to understand how our brain interacts with the world. The text shows how those within phenomenology and physiology can interact to further our understanding of the brain and the mind
Control of gaze by brain stem neurons : proceedings of the symposium held in the Abbaye de Royaumont, Paris, France on July 12-15, 1977 ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptive mechanisms in gaze control : facts and theories ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Head-neck sensory motor system ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive account of the control of vertebrate head movements and its biomechanical and neural basis, aimed at neuroscientists, sensory physiologists, and biomedical engineers
Posture and gait : development, adaptation, and modulation : proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Postural and Gait Research, Marseille, France, 29 May-1 June, 1988 by International Symposium on Postural and Gait Research( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La décision by A Berthoz( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Présente sa théorie de la psychologie de la décision ; propriété fondamentale du système nerveux, dont la fonction est de préparer, de commander et de réguler l'action. Décrit les pathologies de la décision (agnosie, aphasie, simultatgnosie, obsessions...). Montre comment la perception est essentiellement une décision : met en jeu le corps, utilise la masse d'information disponible, mémorise
L'empathie ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leçons sur le corps, le cerveau et l'esprit les racines des sciences de la cognition au Collège de France ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La simplexité by A Berthoz( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les espaces de l'homme by Collège de France( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le traité de la réalité virtuelle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physiologie de l'action et phénoménologie by A Berthoz( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'autisme : de la recherche à la pratique ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Présente les progrès de la recherche, notamment sur l'identification de l'autisme et son étiologie, sur la génétique, la cognition et l'apprentissage, la communication et la socialisation. Traite des enseignements de la recherche dans le domaine de la pratique, de l'éducation et des soins
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Audience level: 0.68 (from 0.35 for La chimie ... to 0.92 for Control of ...)
Alternative Names
Berthoz, A.
Berthoz, A. 1939-
Berthoz, Alain
English (83)
French (53)
Italian (9)