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The mind within the brain : how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong

Author: A David Redish
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Mind within the Brain, David Redish brings together cutting edge research in psychology, robotics, economics, neuroscience, and the new fields of neuroeconomics and computational psychiatry, to offer a unified theory of human decision-making. Most importantly, Redish shows how vulnerabilities, or "failure-modes," in the decision-making system can lead to serious dysfunctions, such as irrational behavior,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A David Redish
ISBN: 9780199891887 0199891885
OCLC Number: 817591581
Description: xii, 377 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Decisions and the brain. What is a decision? --
The tale of the thermostat --
The definition of value --
Value, euphoria, and the do-it-again signal --
Risk and reward --
The decision-making system. Multiple decision-making systems --
Reflexes --
Emotion and the Pavlovian action-selection system --
Deliberation --
The habits of our lives --
Integrating Information --
The stories we tell --
Motivation --
The tradeoff between exploration and exploitation --
Self-control --
The brain with a mind of its own. The physical mind --
Imagination --
Addiction --
Gambling and behavioral addictions --
Post-traumatic stress disorder --
Computational psychiatry. --
The human condition. What makes us human? --
The science of morality --
The conundrum of robotics --
Appendix A: Information processing in neurons --
Appendix B: Gleaning information from the brain --
Appendix C: Content-addressable memory.
Responsibility: A. David Redish.
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In The Mind within the Brain, David Redish brings together cutting edge research in psychology, robotics, economics, neuroscience, and the new fields of neuroeconomics and computational psychiatry,  Read more...

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