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Berthoz, A.

Works: 153 works in 334 publications in 3 languages and 5,417 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Director, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: QP301, 612.82
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by A Berthoz
The brain's sense of movement by A Berthoz( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 765 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
Emotion and reason : the cognitive science of decision making by A Berthoz( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 440 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?"--Jacket
Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world by A Berthoz( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 278 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"
The physiology and phenomenology of action by A Berthoz( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 273 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
Multisensory control of movement( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 213 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
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 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptive mechanisms in gaze control : facts and theories( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Head-neck sensory motor system( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 150 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 )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'empathie( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 108 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 )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurobiology of "Umwelt" : how living beings perceive the world by A Berthoz( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 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. Today, neuroscience provides a new way to look at the brain's capability to create a representation of the world. At the same time behavioural specialists are demonstrating that animals have a richer mental universe than previously known. Philosophical reflection thus finds itself with more experimental and objective data as well. Nearly a century after the publication of von Uexkull's founding work ("Umwelt und Innenwelt der Tiere" was published in 1909), neurobiologists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, ethologists, and philosophers revisit his mail concept at the light of modern science
Les espaces de l'homme by Augustin Berque( Book )

8 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

L'autisme : de la recherche à la pratique( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 61 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
Movement by Etienne-Jules Marey( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans cet ouvrage publié il y a une centaine d'années, Marey, médecin et physiologiste, présente les expériences qu'il a conduites pour étudier les mouvements des hommes et des animaux. A partir de 1892, son fusil photographique, puis son chronophotographe sur plaque mobile lui permit la réalisation du premier film scientifique
Le traité de la réalité virtuelle by Philippe Fuchs( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le monde corporel by Bernard Andrieu( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovations théoriques en STAPS et implications pratiques en EPS les sciences du sport en mouvement( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage collectif constitue le deuxième tome du projet Les sciences du sport en mouvement. Epistémologues et chercheurs, au moyen d'études de cas et de mises en perspectives transversales, croisent leurs regards pour éclairer ces problématiques complémentaires. La spécificité de ce second volume, est d'apprécier l'impact des renouvellements paradigmatiques sur la transformation des pratiques d'intervention en sport et en EPS
La chimie et le sport( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The brain's sense of movement
Alternative Names
Berthoz, A.

Berthoz, A. 1939-

Berthoz, Alain

English (90)

French (67)

Italian (10)

Emotion and reason : the cognitive science of decision makingThe physiology and phenomenology of actionThe Head-neck sensory motor systemNeurobiology of "Umwelt" : how living beings perceive the world