The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind


  • Author: Alan Jasanoff
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 11157120 Bytes


A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it ca...

The Warrior Diet
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings

The Warrior Diet


  • Author: Ori Hofmekler
  • Release Date : 2007-12-04
  • Genre: Diet & Nutrition
  • File Size: 4374057 Bytes


Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution–to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul.Drawing on both scientific studies and historical data, Hofmekler argues that robust health and a lean, strong body can best be achieved by mimicking the classical warrior mode of cycling—working and eating sparingly (undereating) during the day and filling up at night. Specific elements from the Warrior Diet Nutritional Program (findi...

The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind


  • Author : Alan Jasanoff
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541644311


The Biological Mind Book Description :

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it ca...

The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind


  • Author : Alan Jasanoff
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541644311


The Biological Mind Book Description :

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it ca...

The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind


  • Author : Justin Garson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317676706


The Biological Mind Book Description :

For some, biology explains all there is to know about the mind. Yet many big questions remain: is the mind shaped by genes or the environment? If mental traits are the result of adaptations built up over thousands of years, as evolutionary psychologists claim, how can such claims be tested? If the mind is a machine, as biologists argue, how does it allow for something as complex as human consciousness? The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction explores these questions and more, using the philosophy of biology to introduce and assess the nature of the mind. Drawing on the four key themes of evolutionary biology; molecular biology and genetics; neuroscience; and biomedicine and psychiatry Justin Garson addresses the following key topics: moral ...

Sex on the Brain
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sex on the Brain


  • Author : Deborah Blum
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0140263489


Sex on the Brain Book Description :

Looks at the biology of gender, including such topics as male and female brains, sex differences in emotions, sexual orientation, hormones, and social roles...

The Biology of Mind

The Biology of Mind


  • Author : M. Deric Bownds
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1999-06-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015049692265


The Biology of Mind Book Description :

This new book makes state-of-the-art research on the human mind accessible and exciting for a wide variety of readers. It covers the evolution of mind, examines the transitions from primate through early hominid to modern human intelligence, and reviews modern experimental studies of the brain structures and mechanisms that underlie vision, emotions, language, memory, and learning....

Mind in Life

Mind in Life


  • Author : Evan Thompson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674736887


Mind in Life Book Description :

How is life related to the mind? Thompson explores this so-called explanatory gap between biological life and consciousness, drawing on sources as diverse as molecular biology, evolutionary theory, artificial life, complex systems theory, neuroscience, psychology, Continental Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy. Ultimately he shows that mind and life are more continuous than previously accepted, and that current explanations do not adequately address the myriad facets of the biology and phenomenology of mind....

The Biology of Thought

The Biology of Thought


  • Author : Krishnagopal Dharani
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128011614


The Biology of Thought Book Description :

The question of "what is thought" has intrigued society for ages, yet it is still a puzzle how the human brain can produce a myriad of thoughts and can store seemingly endless memories. All we know is that sensations received from the outside world imprint some sort of molecular signatures in neurons – or perhaps synapses – for future retrieval. What are these molecular signatures, and how are they made? How are thoughts generated and stored in neurons? The Biology of Thought explores these issues and proposes a new molecular model that sheds light on the basis of human thought. Step-by-step it describes a new hypothesis for how thought is produced at the micro-level in the brain – right at the neuron. Despite its many advances, the neurobiolog...

Mind  Body and Culture

Mind Body and Culture


  • Author : Geoffrey Samuel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521374111


Mind Body and Culture Book Description :

Concerned with the aspects of human behaviour which have been traditionally described as cultural or social, the author draws on his background in physics to suggest a scientific approach involving a reconceptualization of many of our assumed concepts. Are culture, society and similar concepts from anthropology and sociology of any real use in making sense of human social life? How can we understand the relationship between the social group and the individual human beings, with their self-awareness and sense of personal identity, who make it up? Drawing on his background in physics, Dr Samuel suggests a scientific approach involving a reconceptualization of many of the concepts we take for granted. The multimodal framework, or MMF, derives from this ...

Mind Fixers  Psychiatry s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

Mind Fixers Psychiatry s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness


  • Author : Anne Harrington
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324001973


Mind Fixers Psychiatry s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness Book Description :

Mind Fixers tells the history of psychiatry’s quest to understand the biological basis of mental illness and asks where we need to go from here. In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how the stalling of early twentieth century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with some justification, that they had better ways of analyzing and fixing minds. But when the Freudians overreached, they drove psychiatry into a state of crisis that a new “biological revolution” was meant to alleviate. Harrington shows how little that biological revolution had to do with breakthroughs in sci...

A Brain for Numbers

A Brain for Numbers


  • Author : Andreas Nieder
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262042789


A Brain for Numbers Book Description :

How our intuitive understanding of numbers is deeply rooted in our biology, traceable through both evolution and development. Humans' understanding of numbers is intuitive. Infants are able to estimate and calculate even before they learn the words for numbers. How have we come to possess this talent for numbers? In A Brain for Numbers, Andreas Nieder explains how our brains process numbers. He reports that numerical competency is deeply rooted in our biological ancestry; it can be traced through both the evolution of our species and the development of our individual minds. It is not, as it has been traditionally explained, based on our ability to use language. We owe our symbolic mathematical skills to the nonsymbolic numerical abilities that we inh...