Neuro-Occupation: the Nonlinear Dynamics of Intention, Meaning and Perception
Author: Lazzarini, Ivelisse
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 67, Number 8, 1 August 2004 , pp. 342-352(11)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:This paper suggests revisiting and re-exploring the concepts of intention, meaning and perception through neuro-occupation, which theoretically operationalises nonlinear brain dynamics and occupation. A review of theory and research suggests that intention, meaning and perception are instrumental in understanding the client's unfolding life experiences through a self-organised process.
In describing the organisation of the nonlinear dynamics of brain activity, it becomes apparent how intention, meaning and perception are the fundamental components of how human beings create meaning by engaging in self-directed and self-determined actions; hence, occupations. Through a fresh point of view and an improved understanding of the concepts of intention, meaning and perception, occupational therapy and occupational science may find common ground to integrate many diverse approaches into a more unified field.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2004
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