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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

The Hand

Perception, Cognition, Action

Editors: Bertolaso, Marta, Di Stefano, Nicola (Eds.)

  • Offers a multidisciplinary view of human hand function and its recovery
  • Presents concrete case studies on topics of high social impact
  • Merges epistemological, physiological and social considerations with concrete engineering and medical experience
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Drawing on shared research experiences and collaborative projects, this book offers a broad and timely perspective on research on the hand and its current challenges. It especially emphasizes the interdisciplinary context in which researchers need to be trained in contemporary science. From language to psychology, from neurology to the social sciences, and from art to philosophy and religion, the chapters discuss various aspects involved in hand research and therapy. On the basis of concrete and validated case studies, they approach hand function and gestures from different perspectives – not only neurological and medical, but also philosophical, evolutionary and anthropological. By highlighting the overlaps between different areas of research, the book seeks to foster better communication between researchers, and ultimately a better understanding of hand function and its recovery. It offers essential information and inspirations for students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychology, epistemology, bioengineering, neuroscience, anthropology and bioethics.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Cognitive Properties of the Motor System and Mirror Neurons

    Fogassi, Leonardo

    Pages 3-17

  • Children’s Object Manipulation: A Tool for Knowing the External World and for Communicative Development

    Focaroli, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • Hands Shaping Communication: From Gestures to Signs

    Sparaci, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Primates’ Propensity to Explore Objects: How Manual Actions Affect Learning in Children and Capuchin Monkeys

    Taffoni, Fabrizio (et al.)

    Pages 55-73

  • Current Achievements and Future Directions of Hand Prostheses Controlled via Peripheral Nervous System

    Ciancio, Anna Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 75-95

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66881-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66880-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Hand
Book Subtitle
Perception, Cognition, Action
Editors
  • Marta Bertolaso
  • Nicola Di Stefano
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66881-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66881-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66880-2
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 192
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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