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The Resource Neuro-philosophy and the healthy mind : learning from the unwell brain, Georg Northoff

Neuro-philosophy and the healthy mind : learning from the unwell brain, Georg Northoff

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Neuro-philosophy and the healthy mind : learning from the unwell brain
Title
Neuro-philosophy and the healthy mind
Title remainder
learning from the unwell brain
Statement of responsibility
Georg Northoff
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can we "see" or "find" consciousness in the brain? How can we create working definitions of consciousness and subjectivity, informed by what contemporary research and technology have taught us about how the brain works? How do neuronal processes in the brain relate to our experience of a personal identity? To explore these and other questions, Georg Northoff turns to examples of unhealthy minds. By investigating consciousness through its absence in a vegetative state, for example, we can develop a model for understanding its presence in an active, healthy person. By examining instances of distorted self-recognition in people with psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, we can begin to understand how the experience of "self" is established in a stable brain. Taking an integrative approach to understanding the self, consciousness, and what it means to be mentally healthy, this book brings insights from neuroscience to bear on philosophical questions. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
611/.81
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.N67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 B-889
  • WL 300
Label
Neuro-philosophy and the healthy mind : learning from the unwell brain, Georg Northoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loss of consciousness -- Consciousness -- The self -- Depression and the mind-brain problem -- Feeling the world -- World-brain disruption in schizophrenia -- Identity and time
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780393709384
Lccn
2015024278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902661306
Label
Neuro-philosophy and the healthy mind : learning from the unwell brain, Georg Northoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loss of consciousness -- Consciousness -- The self -- Depression and the mind-brain problem -- Feeling the world -- World-brain disruption in schizophrenia -- Identity and time
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780393709384
Lccn
2015024278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902661306

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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