Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

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Vintage Books, 2012 - 398 Seiten

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.

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 consciousness is somehow separate from the body, 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.

 

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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

Inhalt

Awakening
3
Emotions and Feelings
9
From Life Regulation to Biological Value
33
Making Maps and Making Images
67
Maps and Images Cutting Below the Surface Maps
91
An Architecture for Memory
139
Somehow Somewhere The Nature of Memory Records
161
Consciousness Observed
167
Building a Conscious Mind
191
The Autobiographical Self
223
IO Putting It Together
256
Living with Consciousness
283
Appendix
317
Notes
337
Acknowledgments
367
Urheberrecht

Defining Consciousness Breaking Consciousness Apart
181

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Über den Autor (2012)

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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