Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

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Random House, 31.08.2011 - 384 Seiten

‘Will give pleasure to anyone interested in original thinking about the brain...Breathtakingly original’ Financial Times

The trailblazing investigation of a question that has confounded us for centuries: how is consciousness created?


In Self Comes to Mind, world-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio goes against the long-standing idea that consciousness is separate from the body, presenting compelling new scientific evidence that consciousness - what we think of as a mind with a self - is in fact a biological process created by a living organism. 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.


Groundbreaking ideas and beautifully written, this is essential reading for anyone curious about the foundations of mind and self.

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Nutzerbericht  - kiparsky - LibraryThing

Interesting, but not satisfying. I felt that Damasio has a lot to say about consciousness and the self and the brain, but that he didn't really do it in this book. It seemed that he jumped far too ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works. Here, in his most ambitious and stunning work yet, he rejects the long-standing idea that ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2011)

ANTONIO DAMASIO is University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Neurology, and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. Damasio's other books include Descartes' Error; The Feeling of What Happens; and Looking for Spinoza. He has received the Honda Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, and, shared with his wife Hanna, the Pessoa, Signoret, and Cozzarelli prizes. Damasio is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He lives in Los Angeles.

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