Visceral Perception: Understanding Internal Cognition
Author Gyorgy Adam maintains there is a type of sensory system active within the internal organs that appears to be, in some measure, independent of the traditional senses. Variously termed viscerosensory perception, internal perception, or internal cognition, this system operates largely outside of consciousness. Adam employs the extensive data he has gathered over many years to demonstrate how "hidden" internal signals originating in the alimentary tract, the cardiovascular system, and the kidneys may influence emotional states. Visceral Perception is the only comprehensive treatment of this elusive subject.
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THE SUBJECT OF THIS MONOGRAPH
DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGY
HISTORICAL ROOTS AND EVOLUTION
FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF RECEPTOR STRUCTURES
VISCERAL AFFERENT PATHWAYS AND CENTRAL PROJECTIONS
PSYCHOPHYSICS OF VISCERAL PERCEPTION IN HUMANS
VISCERAL PERCEPTION THROUGH LEARNING
VISCEROCEPTION A BORDERLINE SENSORY SYSTEM
VISCEROCEPTION AND COGNITION
VISCERAL PERCEPTION AND SYMPTOM REPORT AN EPILOGUE
INTEROCEPTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS
INTEROCEPTION AWARENESS OF SENSATIONS ARISING IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT
LEARNING TO PERCEIVE PREVIOUSLY UNCONSCIOUS STIMULI
HEMISPHERIC LATERALIZATION OF SIGNAL PROCESSING
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