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Author Cole, Jonathan, 1951-

Title About face / Jonathan Cole
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1998

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Series Bradford book
Contents 1. The pre-face: "tell, please" -- 2. Residing in voices -- 3. We do not share the same world -- 4. Bone to brain -- 5. Chimpanzees' dreams -- 6. Born independent -- 7. Like a ball off a wall -- 8. The spectator -- 9. One big family -- 10. Dull and boring? -- 11. Changing faces -- 12. Face odyssey
Summary What is special about the face, and what happens when neurological conditions make expression or comprehension of the face unavailable? Through a mix of science, autobiography, case studies, and speculation, Jonathan Cole shows the importance not only of facial expressions for communication among individuals but also of facial embodiment for our sense of self. Drawing on work in neurology, human development, anthropology, philosophy, and the arts, the book moves from the biological evolution of the face, through the mechanics of expression and perception, to research on the importance of the face in the development of emotion and communication. The heart of the book, though, lies in the experiences of people with facial losses of various kinds. The case studies are of blind, autistic, and neurologically impaired persons; the most extreme case involves Mobius syndrome, in which individuals are born with a total inability to move their facial muscles and hence to make facial expressions. Cole suggests that it is only by studying such personal narratives of loss that we can understand facial function and what all our faces reflect
Analysis NEUROSCIENCE/General
COGNITIVE SCIENCES/General
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-220) and index
Notes English
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Subject Facial expression.
Face -- Movement disorders.
Facial nerve -- Diseases.
Face -- Wounds and injuries.
Face -- physiopathology
Facial Expression
Facial Nerve Diseases
Facial Injuries
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Facial nerve -- Diseases
Face -- Wounds and injuries
Face -- Movement disorders
Facial expression
Mimik
Nichtverbale Kommunikation
Physiognomik
Selbstbild
Gef├╝hl
Gesicht
Kommunikation
Wahrnehmung
Gelaatsuitdrukkingen.
Motorische stoornissen.
Neuropsychologie.
Expression du visage.
Visage -- Aspect physiologique.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97002099
ISBN 9780262270618
0262270617
0585077215
9780585077215
9780262032469
0262032465
0262531631
9780262531634