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)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 62]  2005.  x, 346 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Helena De Preester and Veroniek Knockaert
Part 1: Embodiment, Speech and Mirror Neurons
Body schema, body image, and mirror neurons
Maxim I. Stamenov
Two phenomenological logics and the mirror neurons theory
Helena De Preester
Some comments on the emotional and motor dynamics of language embodiment: A neurophysiological understanding of the Freudian Unconscious
Ariane Bazan and David Van Bunder
Part 2: Dissociations of body image and body schema and ways of embodiment
Vectorial versus configural encoding of body space: A neural basis for a distinction between Body Schema and Body Image
Jacques Paillard
Implicit body representations in action
Yves Rossetti, Gilles Rode, Alessandro Farnè and Anne Rossetti
Body self and its narrative representation in schizophrenia: Does the body schema concept help establish a core deficit?
Aaron L. Mishara
Body structure in psychotic and autistic children
François Sauvagnat
Radical embodiment: Experimenting risks
Nathalie Depraz
Part 3: Dynamic interpretations of body image and body schema
A functional neurodynamics for the constitution of the own body
Jean-Luc Petit
What are we naming?
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Dynamic models of body schematic processes
Shaun Gallagher
Part 4: Clinical approaches and the mirror stage
Phenomenology and psychoanalysis on the mirror stage: Different metaphysical backgrounds on body image and body schema
David Van Bunder and Gertrudis Van de Vijver
Looking at the mirror image: The stare and the glance
Guy Le Gaufey
Anorectics and the mirror
Veroniek Knockaert and Katrien Steenhoudt
Françoise Dolto’s clinical conception of the unconscious body image and the body schema
Filip Geerardyn and Peter Walleghem
On the relation of the body image to sensation and its absence
Jonathan Cole
“The editors' explicit aims "to stimulate, to clarify and perhaps also to confuse", and by each of these standards have achieved considerable success, in roughly equal measure.”

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research


BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005045992
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