The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

About this Book...

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590514597
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 732,840
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Solms

Mark Solms is a neuropsychologist and psychoanalyst who has done pioneering re-search into brain mechanisms of dreaming. He is co-chair of the International Neuro-Psychoanalysis Society.


Oliver Turnbull

Oliver Turnbull is a Cambridge-trained neuropsychologist. He has published widely in neuroscientific journals, primarily on topics of visuo-spatial perception. He is Secretary of the International Neuro-Psychoanalysis Society.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to Basic Concepts 1
Ch. 2 Mind and Brain - How Do They Relate? 45
Ch. 3 Consciousness and the Unconscious 79
Ch. 4 Emotion and Motivation 105
Ch. 5 Memory and Phantasy 139
Ch. 6 Dreams and Hallucinations 181
Ch. 7 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Mental Development 217
Ch. 8 Words and Things: The Left and Right Cerebral Hemispheres 239
Ch. 9 The Self and the Neurobiology of the "Talking Cure" 273
Ch. 10 The Future and Neuro-Psychoanalysis 291
References 317
Index 325
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