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Berthoz, A.

Works: 173 works in 423 publications in 3 languages and 6,801 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Publishing director, Interviewee, Director, Other, Organizer of meeting, Commentator, Scientific advisor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by A Berthoz
La chimie et le sport by A Berthoz( )

7 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Débattre sur les rapports entre chimie et sport illustre l'extrême diversité de la chimie : on y sollicite autant la chimie moléculaire que la chimie des matériaux. Dans le sport, c'est tout l'individu qui mobilise ses possibilités : le cerveau qui concentre toutes les volontés vers le but recherché, déclenche les bonnes décisions et commande la succession des efforts, les muscles qui adaptent leurs réponses en optimisant leur coordination, clé des performances. Et tous ces processus s'analysent en termes de molécules et de mécanismes biochimiques qu'il faut comprendre pour définir ensuite les conditions optimum de l'entraînement des sportifs, les excès à éviter, traquer les mauvaises pratiques du dopage. Dans un domaine différent, la chimie des matériaux n'est pas moins importante pour l'activité sportive. C'est l'expérience de tous : les progrès des vêtements spécifiques, du matériel (skis, raquettes de tennis, revêtements de sols) ont transformé la pratique du sport - pour le plus grand bénéfice des records, mais aussi du praticien amateur. Les retombées de ces progrès techniques sur les objets de notre vie quotidienne, comme sur la mode ou sur l'amélioration de nos voitures grâce à la F1, sont bien connues. Loin de n'être qu'une activité ludique, facteur du bien-être physique et mental, le sport est un véritable révélateur de la quête du " toujours mieux " qui caractérise l'humanité. L'analyse de la progression des performances sur la longue durée montre de façon impressionnante la symbiose entre deux approches a priori si distinctes : progression régulière par une meilleure maitrise du corps, progrès discontinus par les innovations technologiques. Dans les deux domaines, c'est la chimie qu'il faut convoquer ; on ne s'étonnera donc pas que le sportif qui s'attache à déborder des limites " naturelles " rencontre la chimie dont c'est aussi l'objectif constant. -- 4ème de couverture
The brain's sense of movement by A Berthoz( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 845 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
Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world by A Berthoz( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 830 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."
Neurobiology of "Umwelt" : how living beings perceive the world by A Berthoz( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 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
Emotion and reason : the cognitive science of decision making by A Berthoz( Book )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 470 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
Multisensory control of movement( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 247 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
The vicarious brain, creator of worlds by A Berthoz( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groping around a familiar room in the dark, relearning to read after a brain injury, navigating a virtual landscape through an avatar: all are expressions of vicariance--when the brain substitutes one process or function for another. Alain Berthoz shows that this capacity allows humans to think creatively in an increasingly complex world.--
The physiology and phenomenology of action by A Berthoz( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 212 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
The Head-neck sensory motor system by Head-neck sensory motor system( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 191 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
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 )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temporal coding in the brain by G Buzsáki( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temporal coding in the brain documents a revolution now occurring in the neurosciences. How does parallel processing of information bind together the complex nature of the outer and our inner worlds? Do intrinsic oscillations and transient cooperative states of neurons represent the physiological basis of cognitive and motor functions of the brain? Some answers to these challenging issues are provided in this book by leading world experts of brain function. A common denominator of the works presented in this volume is the nature and mechanisms of neuronal cooperation in the temporal domain. The topics range from simple organisms to the human brain. The volume is intended for investigators and graduate students in neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, neural computation and neurology
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 )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'empathie( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and held by 120 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les espaces de l'homme symposium annuel by Collège de France( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le traité de la réalité virtuelle( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiologie de l'action et phénoménologie by A Berthoz( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le corps en acte centenaire Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-2008)( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions sur les travaux de Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961). Ils sont aujourdʹhui des références incontournables pour la philosophie du corps, la physiologie de la perception et de lʹaction, la psychologie du développement et la modélisation in vivo des gestes
L'autisme : de la recherche à la pratique( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 62 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The brain's sense of movement
Neurobiology of "Umwelt" : how living beings perceive the worldEmotion and reason : the cognitive science of decision makingThe physiology and phenomenology of actionThe Head-neck sensory motor system
Alternative Names
Alain Berthoz French professor

Berthoz, A.

Berthoz, A. 1939-

Berthoz, Alain

Berthoz, Alain, 1939-

English (127)

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Italian (10)