The Mind within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How those Decisions Go Wrong

The Mind within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How those Decisions Go Wrong

by A. David Redish

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190263171
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 529,717
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A. David Redish is Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Decisions and the brain
1 What is a decision?
2 The tale of the thermostat
3 The definition of value
4 Value, euphoria, and the do-it-again signal
5 Risk and reward

The decision-making system
6 Multiple Decision-making systems
7 Reflexes
8 Emotion and the Pavlovian action-selection system
9 Deliberation
10 The habits of our lives
11 Integrating Information
12 The stories we tell
13 Motivation
14 The tradeoff between exploration and exploitation
15 Self-control

The brain with a mind of its own
16 The physical mind
17 Imagination
18 Addiction
19 Gambling and behavioral addictions
20 PTSD
21 Computational psychiatry

The human condition
22 What makes us human?
23 The science of morality
24 The conundrum of robotics
Epilogue

Appendix
A Information processing in neurons
B Gleaning information from the brain
C Content-addressable memory
Bibliography

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