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body image

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One's subjective perception of one's physical appearance.

body image

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(Psychology) psychol an individual's concept of his or her own body
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The scientists are now wondering whether the amygdala may also play a role in diseases associated with a disturbed body schema. Hurlemann: We are at the beginning of an important scientific trail that may also be relevant to mental illness.
Part 3 of the book is a glossary providing 13 short chapters on single or related terms such as body schema, motor intentionality, and perceptual faith.
We first were only reading stories that develop body schema in babies and doing a bit of singing.
Differences in LRJT performance are often attributed to differences in the body schema [12-17] and attentional bias [18,19].
Such biomechanical data, Medina said, is coded in the body schema, a representation of your body position in space that takes into account feedback from all the relevant senses, plus stored information from muscles and joints about what your body can and can't do.
Take, for instance, bodily illusions based on manipulations of the body schema. The body schema is an internal and dynamic representation of the body, of the relative positions of body parts, and of their relative metrics [1-4].
(14-20) These discrete representations fall into two categories, the "body schema," which can be thought of as comprising the sensorimotor representations that guide action, and the "body image," which comprises all of the other bodily representations--i.e., those that are not concerned with action.
In this sense, Merleau-Ponty (2012) proposes that we recover the associationist notion of body schema. Body schema sets up a global conscience of one's posture in the sensorial world.
Shiloh Whitney engages the work of Frantz Fanon and explores how racialized colonial oppression vis-a-vis Black people not only impacts the body schema, but has deep and important implications for questions of affective cost.
Incapacity to become aware of the alterations at the body schema level
It has been suggested that scoliosis could be related to a delay in the development or a distortion of the body schema. (9, 31) Although attractive, this suggestion should be further investigated.