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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 6/2018

02-10-2018 | ORTHOGONAL ROTATION IN CONSCIOUSNESS

Proprioception—the Felt Sense of the Body

Auteur: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 6/2018

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We know that it is possible to lose the felt sense of the body or parts of it through traumatic injury. In spinal cord injuries, the nerves communicating between the body and the brain can be severely injured or severed completely. In such situations, as a rule, the person is paralyzed as well as being unable to feel his or her body in those areas controlled by the spinal nerves below the break. Both the sensory and the motor pathways between brain and body and body and brain are affected. The actor Christopher Reeve sustained such an injury to his neck when he was thrown from a horse. We will take up his remarkable story in the next issue of the journal. …
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See “The Disembodied Lady,” in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, a compilation of clinical histories from Sachs’s neurology practice.
 
Metagegevens
Titel
Proprioception—the Felt Sense of the Body
Auteur
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publicatiedatum
02-10-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 6/2018
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-1028-7