Creating Mind: How the Brain Works / Edition 1

Creating Mind: How the Brain Works / Edition 1

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by John E. Dowling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393974464

ISBN-13: 9780393974461

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

From a distinguished teacher and scholar, this beautifully illustrated and lucidly written book reveals the beauty of the organ that makes us uniquely human.
What makes us human and unique among all creatures is our brain. Consciousness, perception, emotion, memory, learning, language, and intelligence all originate in and depend on the brain. Over the past century…  See more details below

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From a distinguished teacher and scholar, this beautifully illustrated and lucidly written book reveals the beauty of the organ that makes us uniquely human.
What makes us human and unique among all creatures is our brain. Consciousness, perception, emotion, memory, learning, language, and intelligence all originate in and depend on the brain. Over the past century, our understanding of the brain has raced forward to reveal many of the mechanisms by which the brain creates mind and consciousness. In this brief introduction to the brain, neuroscientist John Dowling conveys to the general reader the essence and vitality of the field of neuroscience-the progress we are making in understanding how brains work and some of our strategies for studying brain function. Dowling often relates the exciting discoveries of neuroscience to specific examples of brain phenomena such as disease, mental illness, aging, or brain injury, demonstrating how these alterations in brain function cast light on normalcy and describing some of the therapies enabled by our understanding of the brain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393974461
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
933,757
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Uniqueness of the Brain3
Ch. 2Brain Signals19
Ch. 3Drugs and the Brain41
Ch. 4Creepy, Crawly Nervous Systems61
Ch. 5Brain Architecture81
Ch. 6Vision: Window to the Mind101
Ch. 7Development and Brain123
Ch. 8Language, Memory, and the Human Brain143
Ch. 9The Emotional Brain161
Ch. 10The Conscious Brain177
Glossary191
Further Reading205
Index207

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