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Author Simons, Ronald C.

Title Boo! [electronic resource] : culture, experience, and the startle reflex / Ronald C. Simons.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description x, 272 p. : ill.
Series Series in affective science
Series in affective science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Startle as a Personal Experience and as a Social Resource -- 3. Making People Jumpy: Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Create a Hyperstartler -- 4. Variations on a Theme: Being Startled Makes One Ill -- 5. The Startle Museum I: Exhibits of Startle Sorted by Their Expository Uses -- 6. The Startle Museum II: Exhibits of Startle Sorted by Properties of Startle Events -- 7. Attention Capture and the Startle-Matching Syndromes -- 8. Latah: The Paradigmatic Startle-Matching Syndrome -- 9. Explaining Latah: The Importance of Descriptive Detail -- 10. The Startle-Matching Syndrome in Other Cultures -- 11. Culture, Biology, and Individual Experience -- App. List of Topics Discussed with Latahs -- App. List of Topics Discussed with Malaysian non-Latah Informants -- App. Latah Stories Reporting Form -- App. Script of the Film Latah: A Culture-Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Startle reaction -- Social aspects.
Startle reaction -- Cross-cultural studies.
Latah (Disease) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0195096266 (cloth)

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