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Making up the mind : how the brain creates our mental world

Author: Christopher D Frith
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
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Inside your head there is an amazing labor saving device; more effective than the latest high-tech computer. Your brain frees you from the everyday tasks of moving about in the world around you, allowing you to concentrate on the things that are important to you; making friends and influencing people. However, the 'you' that is released into this social world is also a construction of your brain. It is your brain  Read more...
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Frith, Christopher D.
Making up the mind.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
(DLC) 2006038336
(OCoLC)76416643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Frith
ISBN: 9781405172714 1405172711 9781118697481 1118697480
OCLC Number: 85819820
Description: 1 online resource (234 pages)
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. References/Further Reading
Responsibility: Chris Frith.
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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.  Read more...

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"This book presents a clear description of the current neuroscientific view of the relationship between the brain and the mind." (Brain Science Podcast, May 2009) "Neuroscience and psychology often Read more...

 
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