Body Image and Body Schema

Body Image and Body Schema : Interdisciplinary perspectives on the body

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The body, as the common ground for objectivity and (inter)subjectivity, is a phenomenon with a perplexing plurality of registers. Therefore, this innovative volume offers an interdisciplinary approach from the fields of neuroscience, phenomenology and psychoanalysis. The concepts of body image and body schema have a firm tradition in each of these disciplines and make up the conceptual anchors of this volume.Challenged by neuropathological phenomena, neuroscience has dealt with body image and body schema since the beginning of the twentieth century. Halfway through the twentieth century, phenomenology was inspired by child development and elaborated a specifically phenomenological account of body image and schema. Starting from the mirror stage, this source of inspiration is shared with psychoanalysis which develops the concept of body image in interaction with the clinic of the singular subject. In this volume, the creative encounter of these three perspectives on the body opens up present-day paths for conceptualisation, research and (clinical) practice. (Series B)show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 162.6 x 243.8 x 25.4mm | 748.44g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588116395
  • 9781588116390

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by De Preester, Helena); 2. Part 1: Embodiment, Speech and Mirror Neurons; 3. Body schema, body image, and mirror neurons (by Stamenov, Maxim I.); 4. Two phenomenological logics and the mirror neurons theory (by De Preester, Helena); 5. Some comments on the emotional and motor dynamics of language embodiment: A neurophysiological understanding of the Freudian Unconscious (by Bazan, Ariane); 6. Part 2: Dissociations of body image and body schema and ways of embodiment; 7. Vectorial versus configural encoding of body space: A neural basis for a distinction between Body Schema and Body Image (by Paillard, Jacques); 8. Implicit body representations in action (by Rossetti, Yves); 9. Body self and its narrative representation in schizophrenia: Does the body schema concept help establish a core deficit? (by Mishara, Aaron L.); 10. Body structure in psychotic and autistic children (by Sauvagnat, Francois); 11. Radical embodiment: Experimenting risks (by Depraz, Nathalie); 12. Part 3: Dynamic interpretations of body image and body schema; 13. A functional neurodynamics for the constitution of the own body (by Petit, Jean-Luc); 14. What are we naming? (by Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine); 15. Dynamic models of body schematic processes (by Gallagher, Shaun); 16. Part 4: Clinical approaches and the mirror stage; 17. Phenomenology and psychoanalysis on the mirror stage: Different metaphysical backgrounds on body image and body schema (by Van Bunder, David); 18. Looking at the mirror image: The stare and the glance (by Le Gaufey, Guy); 19. Anorectics and the mirror (by Knockaert, Veroniek); 20. Francoise Dolto's clinical conception of the unconscious body image and the body schema (by Geerardyn, Filip); 21. On the relation of the body image to sensation and its absence (by Cole, Jonathan); 22. Indexshow more