Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

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Vintage #ad - Here, he rejects the long-standing idea that consciousness is somehow separate from the body, in his most ambitious and stunning work yet, and presents compelling new scientific evidence that posits an evolutionary perspective. His view entails a radical change in the way the history of the conscious mind is viewed and told, suggesting that the brain’s development of a human self is a challenge to nature’s indifference.

This development helps to open the way for the appearance of culture, perhaps one of our most defining characteristics as thinking and self-aware beings. A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious.

Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain #ad - Antonio damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works.

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The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

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Mariner Books #ad - All over the world scientists, psychologists, and philosophers are waiting to read Antonio Damasio's new theory of the nature of consciousness and the construction of the self. Without our bodies there can be no consciousness, emotion, which is at heart a mechanism for survival that engages body, and mind in the glorious spiral of human life.

A hymn to the possibilities of human existence, a magnificent work of ingenious science, a gorgeously written book, The Feeling of What Happens is already being hailed as a classic.5x10 inches, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, orange, green and black. Consciousness is the feeling of what happens-our mind noticing the body's reaction to the world and responding to that experience.

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness #ad - Building on this foundation, he now shows how consciousness is created. A renowned and revered scientist and clinician, Damasio has spent decades following amnesiacs down hospital corridors, waiting for comatose patients to awaken, and devising ingenious research using PET scans to piece together the great puzzle of consciousness.

The publication of this book is an event in the making. In his bestselling descartes' Error, Damasio revealed the critical importance of emotion in the making of reason.

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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

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Penguin Books #ad - Antonio damasio—"one of the world’s leading neurologists" The New York Times—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. 5x10 inches, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, orange, green and black. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995.

Since descartes famously proclaimed, therefore I am, "I think, " science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. In this wondrously engaging book, damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain #ad - . Even modern neuroscience has tended, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, until recently, disregarding emotions.

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Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

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Harvest #ad - In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza devoted much of his life's work examining how these emotions supported human survival, yet hundreds of years later the biological roots of what we feel remain a mystery. 5x10 inches, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, orange, green and black.

Harvest. The last in a trilogy of books that investigates the philosophical and scientific foundations of human life  Joy, jealousy, sorrow, and awe—these and other feelings are the stuff of our daily lives. Leading neuroscientist antonio damasio—whose earlier books explore rational behavior and the notion of the self—rediscovers a man whose work ran counter to all the thinking of his day, pairing Spinoza's insights with his own innovative scientific research to help us understand what we're made of, and what we're here for.

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Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge

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Yale University Press #ad - In this illuminating book, Dr. 5x10 inches, orange, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, green and black. Harvest. And he addresses the related compelling question: does the latest research imply that all knowledge can be reduced to scientific description?Edelman’s brain-based approach to knowledge has rich implications for our understanding of creativity, of the normal and abnormal functioning of the brain, and of the connections among the different ways we have of knowing.

He foresees a day when brain-based devices will be conscious, and he reflects on this and other fascinating ideas about how we come to know the world and ourselves. Burgeoning advancements in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we acquire knowledge. While the gulf between science and the humanities and their respective views of the world has seemed enormous in the past, the author shows that their differences can be dissolved by considering their origins in brain functions.

Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge #ad - Gerald M. Indeed, it is now possible to explore consciousness―the very center of human concern―by scientific means. Edelman offers a new theory of knowledge based on striking scientific findings about how the brain works.

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The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

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Simon & Schuster #ad - One of the principal researchers profiled in Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, LeDoux is a leading authority in the field of neural science. In this provocative book, he explores the brain mechanisms underlying our emotions -- mechanisms that are only now being revealed. What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, joy? do we control our emotions, or do they control us? Do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, hate, anger, even though we have no conscious memory of them? In The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive.

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Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

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Penguin Books #ad - Winner of the 2014 brain prize from the acclaimed author of reading in the brain, a breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brainHow does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before.

In this lively book, testing, stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. 5x10 inches, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, orange, green and black.

Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts #ad - Harvest. Used book in Good Condition. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries.

A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, personal, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness. Penguin Books.

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On the Move: A Life

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Vintage #ad - A new york times notable bookone of the best Books of the Year: NPR,  San Francisco Chronicle,  St. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks writes about the passions that have driven his life—from motorcycles and weight lifting to neurology and poetry. Used book in Good Condition. Edelman, francis Crick—who have influenced his work.

Louis post-dispatch,  men’s journalwhen oliver sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: “Sacks will go far,  BookPage,  Slate, if he does not go too far. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—W.

On the Move: A Life #ad - . Penguin Books. H. Auden, Gerald M. Vintage Books. On the move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer, a man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human. 5x10 inches, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, orange, green and black. Harvest.

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The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - 5x10 inches, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, orange, green and black. Harvest. When they are disrupted, we find the origins of emotional disorders:- seeking: how the brain generates a euphoric and expectant response- fear: how the brain responds to the threat of physical danger and death- RAGE: sources of irritation and fury in the brain- LUST: how sexual desire and attachments are elaborated in the brain- CARE: sources of maternal nurturance- GRIEF: sources of non-sexual attachments- PLAY: how the brain generates joyous, as such, rough-and-tumble interactions- SELF: a hypothesis explaining how affects might be elaborated in the brainThe book offers an evidence-based evolutionary taxonomy of emotions and affects and, a brand-new clinical paradigm for treating psychiatric disorders in clinical practice.

Penguin Books. It reveals―for the first time―the deep neural sources of our values and basic emotional feelings. This book elaborates on the seven emotional systems that explain how we live and behave. Vintage Books. A look at the seven emotional systems of the brain by the researcher who discovered them.

The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology #ad - What makes us happy? what makes us sad? how do we come to feel a sense of enthusiasm? What fills us with lust, fear, anger, or tenderness? Traditional behavioral and cognitive neuroscience have yet to provide satisfactory answers. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company.

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Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

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Penguin Books #ad - In 1996 joseph ledoux's the emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Penguin Books. Vintage Books. 5x10 inches, orange, 385 pages trade paperrback in colors of gold, green and black. Harvest. Now, feel, imagine, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, act, and remember.

Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. W w norton Company. Exploring the functioning of memory, and the mechanism of self-awareness, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.

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Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety

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Penguin Books #ad - Penguin Books. A rigorous, in-depth guide to the history, philosophy, and scientific exploration of this widespread emotional state . Ledoux’s groundbreaking premise is that we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way. Ledoux offers a magisterial review of the role of mind and brain in the generation of unconscious defense responses and consciously expressed anxiety.

Levitin, author of the organized mind and This Is Your Brain on Music   “A careful tour through the current neuroscience of fear and anxiety. Penguin Books. His charming personal asides give an impression of having a conversation with a world expert. Nature   a comprehensive and accessible exploration of anxiety, anxiety disorders are our most prevalent psychiatric problem, from a leading neuroscientist and the author of Synaptic Self Collectively, affecting about forty million adults in the United States.

Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety #ad - Self / personality / Neuropsychology. While knowledge about how the brain works will help us discover new drugs, LeDoux argues that the greatest breakthroughs may come from using brain research to help reshape psychotherapy. W w norton Company. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience including work in his own laboratory, nature, LeDoux provides explanations of the origins, and impact of fear and anxiety disorders.

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