Making Up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World / Edition 1

Making Up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World / Edition 1

by Christopher D. Frith, Chris Frith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405160225

ISBN-13: 9781405160223

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Written by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Making Up the Mind is the first accessible account of experimental studies showing how the brain creates our mental world.

  • Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments and studies of patients to explore the relationship between the mind and the brain

Overview

Written by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Making Up the Mind is the first accessible account of experimental studies showing how the brain creates our mental world.

  • Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments and studies of patients to explore the relationship between the mind and the brain
  • Demonstrates that our knowledge of both the mental and physical comes to us through models created by our brain
  • Shows how the brain makes communication of ideas from one mind to another possible

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405160223
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
786,427
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Real scientists don’t study the mind.

Part I: Seeing through the brain’s illusions:.

1. Clues from a damaged brain.

2. What a normal brain tells us about the world.

3. What the brain tells us about our bodies.

Part II: How the brain does it:.

4. Getting ahead by prediction.

5. Our perception of the world is a fantasy that coincides with reality.

6. How brains model minds.

Part III: Culture and the brain:.

7. Sharing minds – How the brain creates culture.

Epilogue: Me and my Brain.

References/Further Reading

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