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Making up the Mind. How the Brain Creates Our Mental World. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2247584
  • Book
  • May 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 248 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.
  • Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments and studies of patients to explore the relationship between the mind and the brain
  • Demonstrates that our knowledge of both the mental and physical comes to us through models created by our brain
  • Shows how the brain makes communication of ideas from one mind to another possible
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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

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Chris Frith University College London, UK.
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