The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience

The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience

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by Mark Solms, Oliver Turnbull
     
 

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The Brain and the Inner World is an eagerly-awaited account of a momentous revolution. Subjective mental states like consciousness, emotion, and dreaming were once confined to the realm of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the human sciences. These topics now assume center stage in leading neuroscientific laboratories around the world.See more details below

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The Brain and the Inner World is an eagerly-awaited account of a momentous revolution. Subjective mental states like consciousness, emotion, and dreaming were once confined to the realm of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the human sciences. These topics now assume center stage in leading neuroscientific laboratories around the world. This shift has produced an explosion of new insights into the natural laws that govern our inner life.

By two pioneers in the field, The Brain and the Inner World guides us through the exciting new discoveries, showing how old psychodynamic concepts are being forged into a scientific framework for understanding subjective experience.

It is not that the mind is reduced to neurobiology. Rather, thanks to neurobiology, we are free to believe in the power of the mind. The neurosciences will soon be able to argue with Plato, Descartes, James, Freud, and Lacan about the mysterious connections between emotions, experience, will, reason, and creativity.

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In his foreword, noted neurologist Oliver Sacks (of Awakenings fame) explains that Freud suppressed a neurological basis for psychoanalysis only because the science was not then sufficiently advanced to explain states of mind. For nonspecialists, two psychoanalytically-oriented neurologists analyze issues and clinical cases in the mind-brain link; subjective states; influences on mental development; and the neurobiology, and future of the talking cure. Solms authored The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997) and Turnbull (cognitive neuroscience, U. of Wales, Bangor) is an editor of the journal Neuro-Psychoanalysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781590514597
Publisher:
Other Press, LLC
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
413,185
File size:
4 MB

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