Author: Rita Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-03-28
'One of the clearest and best-illustrated attempts to explain the virtually inaccessible, the brain' SUNDAY TIMES Brain scans reveal our thoughts, memories - even our moods - as clearly as an X-ray reveals our bones. We can watch a person's brain literally light up as it registers a joke, or glow dully when it recalls an unhappy memory. MAPPING THE MIND shows how these cans can be used to help explain aspects of our behaviour and how behavioural eccentricities can be traced to abnormalities in an individual brain. Dyslexia, for example, may be caused by a short-circuit in the messages converting sound to visual cues; addiction, eating disorders and alcoholism stem from dysfunction in the brain's reward system. In this acclaimed book Rita Carter draws on the latest in brain imaging to give extraordinary insights into how the brain works.
Author: T. W. Hunt
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: 1997-04-01
Thousands of grateful readers have shared T.W. Hunt's interest and benefited from his insights. With this new edition of The Mind of Christ, still others will find themselves embarking on the never-ending quest to become more like Jesus.
The dichotomy of this book juxtaposes success and failure while solidifying the truth that walking with God is not conflict free because the essential nature of man is a unity of two (dichotomy) distinct realities, one physical (body) and spiritual (soul, spirit, mind). When the question is asked, What is the mind? The authors present a logical case for linking the paradigms of the mind from theology (truth) to philosophy (the search for truth) to provide a deeper understanding of two opposing forces that cause the battle between the desires of the flesh and the will of the spirit
Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science
This well-regarded look at the connection between religion and terrorism has been updated to include events of September 11, 2001. Its focus is to better understand how and why some people are willing to commit acts of violence in the name of their god(s) and a greater good.
Author: Susanne Göpferich
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume contains ten papers describing various translation experiments using Translog and/or think-aloud methodology. Copenhagen Studies in Language volumes 36 (Looking at Eyes edited by Susanne Gopferich and Arnt Lykke Jakobsen) and 37 are two complementary volumes containing empirical studies by scholars working in the field of translation process research. Contributors include members of the EU Eye-to-IT project
Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is. The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here—each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa—have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind." This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chödrön.
Author: Alwyn Scott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1999-02-10
Human consciousness has perplexed philosophers, artists and scientists for centuries. Some hold it to be purely physical, while others believe it transcends the material world. Now comes a book that offers a new perspective - based entirely on evidence from the natural sciences - whereby materialism and dualism co-exist. The author - a distinguished pioneer of nonlinear dynamics - bases his argument on a hierarchical view of mental organization; a stairway. Atoms give rise to molecules, neurons form the brain and individual consciousness leads to shared culture. All steps are needed to complete the picture and each level derives from the previous one. The book shows specialists how each of their fields adds to the overall picture, while providing general readers with an introduction to this investigation.
Sergio Moravia's The Enigma of the Mind (originally published in Italian as L'enigma della mente) offers a broad, lucid, critical and historical survey of one of the fundamental debates in the philosophy of mind: the relationship of mind and body. The book has two central aims--to sketch the major recent contributions to the mind-body problem from philosophers of mind, and, once this framework is established, to articulate a particular interpretation of the mental and the mind-body problem.
Author: Rodolfo R. Llin's
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 1996
Bringing together contributors working on a common problem but addressing different levels of brain organization by way of different techniques, "The Mind-Brain Continuum" seeks to determine which scientific questions are most pressing as we move toward discovering the neurobiology of psychological processes. As the title implies, contributions are organized around the notion that mental activity is brain activity, providing a broad, integrated view of a particular subset of brain function. The focus is on sensory perception, processes that include somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory processes, as well research on vision. Contributors include: Albert S. Bregman. Patricia S. Churchland. Martha Constantine-Paton. Antonio R. Damasio. Hannah Damasio. Howard Eichenbaum. Rodolfo R. Lliná s. Nikos K. Logothetis. Christoph von deMalsburg. Stephen E. McAdams. Michael M. Merzenich. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran. John A. Simmons. Wolf Singer.
Author: Janet W. Astington
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1993
Three-year old Emily greets her grandfather at the front door: âeoeWeâe(tm)re having a surprise party for your birthday! And itâe(tm)s a secret!âe We may smile at incidents like these, but they illustrate the beginning of an important transition in childrenâe(tm)s livesâe"their development of a âeoetheory of mind.âe Emily certainly has some sense of her grandfatherâe(tm)s feelings, but she clearly doesnâe(tm)t understand much about what he knows, and surprisesâe"like secrets, tricks, and ties all depend on understanding and manipulating what others think and know.Jean Piaget investigated childrenâe(tm)s discovery of the mind in the 1920s and concluded that they had little understanding before the age of six. But over the last twenty years, researchers have begun to challenge his methods and revise his conclusions. In The Childâe(tm)s Discovery of the Mind, Janet Astington surveys this lively area of research in developmental psychology. Sometime between the ages of two and five, children begin to have insights into their own mental life and those of others. They begin to understand mental representationâe"that there is a difference between thoughts in the mind and things in the world, between thinking about eating a cookie and eating a cookie. This breakthrough reflects their emerging capacity to infer other peopleâe(tm)s thoughts, wants, feelings, and perceptions from words and actions. They come to understand why people act the way they do and can predict how they will act in the future, so that by the age of five, they are knowing participants in social interaction. Astington highlights how crucial childrenâe(tm)s discovery of the mind is in their social and intellectual development by including a chapter on autistic children, who fail to make this breakthrough.âeoeMindâe is a cultural construct that children discover as they acquire the language and social practices of their culture, enabling them to make sense of the world. Astington provides a valuable overview of current research and of the consequences of this discovery for intellectual and social development.