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 Chris Frith
ISBN-10:
1405160225
ISBN-13:
9781405160223
Pub. Date:
03/28/2007
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

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

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
Pages: 246
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.

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