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The mind : leading scientists explore the brain, memory, personality, and happiness /

Contributor(s): Brockman, John 1941- [editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 266 p. ; 21cm.ISBN: 9780062025845 (pbk.); 0062025848 (pbk.).Subject(s): Brain | Consciousness | Neurosciences
Contents:
Organs of computation / Steven Pinker -- Philosophy in the flesh / George Lakoff -- Parallel memories: putting emotions back into the brain / Joseph Ledoux -- Sexual selection and the mind / Geoffrey Miller -- Rescuing memory / Steven Rose -- How is personality formed? / Frank Sulloway -- Mirror neurons and imitation learning as the driving force behind the great leap forward in human evolution / V. S. Ramachandran -- A self worth having / Nicholas Humphrey -- You can't be a sweet cucumber in a vinegar barrel / Philip Zimbardo -- The neurology of self-awareness / V. S. Ramachandran -- Eudaemonia: the good life / Martin Seligman / What are numbers, really? A cerebral basis for number sense / Stanislas Dehaene -- The assortative mating theory / Simon Baron-Cohen -- Toxo: the parasite that is manipulating human behavior / Robert Sapolsky -- Amazing babies / Alison Gopnik -- Signatures of consciousness / Stanislas Dehaene -- How can educated people continue to be radical environmentalists? / David Lykken -- Moral psychology and the misunderstanding of religion / Jonathan Haidt.
Summary: "A short, cutting-edge master class covering everything you need to know about the mind. Edited by John Brockman, with contributions by the world's leading scientists"--
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Organs of computation / Steven Pinker -- Philosophy in the flesh / George Lakoff -- Parallel memories: putting emotions back into the brain / Joseph Ledoux -- Sexual selection and the mind / Geoffrey Miller -- Rescuing memory / Steven Rose -- How is personality formed? / Frank Sulloway -- Mirror neurons and imitation learning as the driving force behind the great leap forward in human evolution / V. S. Ramachandran -- A self worth having / Nicholas Humphrey -- You can't be a sweet cucumber in a vinegar barrel / Philip Zimbardo -- The neurology of self-awareness / V. S. Ramachandran -- Eudaemonia: the good life / Martin Seligman / What are numbers, really? A cerebral basis for number sense / Stanislas Dehaene -- The assortative mating theory / Simon Baron-Cohen -- Toxo: the parasite that is manipulating human behavior / Robert Sapolsky -- Amazing babies / Alison Gopnik -- Signatures of consciousness / Stanislas Dehaene -- How can educated people continue to be radical environmentalists? / David Lykken -- Moral psychology and the misunderstanding of religion / Jonathan Haidt.

"A short, cutting-edge master class covering everything you need to know about the mind. Edited by John Brockman, with contributions by the world's leading scientists"--

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