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6 edition of The Undiscovered Mind found in the catalog.

The Undiscovered Mind

How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication, and Explanation

by John Horgan

  • 394 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Free Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Neuropsychology,
  • Neuroscience,
  • Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7722698M
    ISBN 100684865785
    ISBN 109780684865782

    Agent, John Brockman. A longtime staff writer at Scientific American, Horgan cuts a swashbuckling path through the fields of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. So far only easy problems have been solved. Museum security for invaluable exhibits — easy. His skepticism encompasses the study Dangerous archeological digs - no problem.

    But mind scientists seem lost somewhere in the boggling recesses of the brain's 10 trillion synapses. The mind's success is that it employs many strategies for solving problems. But when her dig is plagued by strange accidents, targeted by a lethal black market antiquities ring, and artifacts are stolen, she is forced to turn to Treasure Hunter Security, and to the tough, sexy, and too-used-to-giving-orders Declan. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. Daring expeditions - sure thing.

    Let reality be reality. Does a snail think? Deacon summed up his conclusions by saying: Unmasking the source of the subjective experience behind human consciousness is less likely to demonstrate how mental processes can be eliminated from material explanations than to demonstrate how they are implicit in them. Horgan's light but never shallow journalistic style keeps his skepticism from descending into grim cynicism, and he concludes on an optimistic note: we are, he contends, capable of epiphanies that transcend the bonds of mere scientific method.


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The Undiscovered Mind book

Danger is hunting them every step of the way, and Layne and Declan must find a way to work together…to not only find the treasure but to survive. Throughout, Damasio argues that the essence of consciousness is the feeling of what happens, or the mind noticing the body's reaction to what we see, hear, or touch.

How do we sense the blueness of the sky? In his view, it persists only because "science has been unable to deliver an obviously superior theory of the mind" and some contend that Freud's deep insights into the human psyche are more literary than scientific in nature.

Jeff Byles is a writer and also editor of Publishing Trends, a monthly newsletter for the book trade. Refusing any reductive solution to the mind's riddles, Horgan offers a tonic of hopeful skepticism that serves as an excellent if irreverent introduction to the state-of-the-art in cognitive research.

He looks into the persistent explanatory gap between mind and body that Socrates pondered and shows that it has not been bridged. And this may help us to recognize that the universe isn't, after all, the soulless, blindly spinning clockwork we fear we are part of, but is, instead, nascent heart and mind.

The Science of Consciousness

Waiting for a good time to quit your job? If not these, find others. Deacon's The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain opened the door to understanding aspects of the mind beyond the mechanical view of the interplay of neurons, molecules, etc.

One dedicated archeologist. Their perfume lost, OPHELIA My lord, you know very well that you did, and wrote letters to go along with them, letters so sweetly written that they made your gifts even more valuable. They've hit what Horgan calls the Humpty Dumpty dilemma : scientists have figured out how to break the mind into pieces, but they have no idea how to put it back together again.

Far away a crow caws. The future "Scientific Savior" will have to arrange a welter of findings into finding an order that has been elusive. Pretty lady, please remember me when you pray. Books genuinely make you smarter, fuel creativity, and put you in a much better position to be effective in almost any undertaking.

I discovered Taoism circa and took a deep dive into its ideas and principles during my time in Asia. What bothers Horgan most is that physics has its fundamental quarks and electrons, biology has its DNA, and even Darwin had his unifying process of evolution.

The mind's success is that it employs many strategies for solving problems.The mind's success is that it employs many strategies for solving problems. The Undiscovered Mind is a combination of memorable case studies and powerful generalizations written in the witty, earnest and enthusiastic manner of a passionate investigator.

Mr. About The Undiscovered Self. One of the world’s greatest psychiatrists reveals how to embrace our own humanity and resist the pressures of an ever-changing world. In this challenging and provocative work, Dr. Carl Jung—one of history’s greatest minds—argues that civilization’s future depends on our ability as individuals to resist the collective forces of society.

Only by gaining an. Cognitive science "is really a science of only a part of the mind, the part having to do with thinking, reasoning, and intellect," LeDoux complained in his book, The Emotional Brain.

"It leaves emotions out. And minds without emotions are not really minds at all.

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