Consciousness and the Social Brain (Heftet)


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 288
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780190263195
Kategori: Psykologi
Omtale: Consciousness and the Social Brain
What is consciousness and how can a brain, a mere collection of neurons, create it? In Consciousness and the Social Brain, Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano lays out an audacious new theory to account for the deepest mystery of them all. The human brain has evolved a complex circuitry that allows it to be socially intelligent. This social machinery has only just begun to be studied in detail. One function of this circuitry is to attribute awareness to others: to compute that person Y is aware of thing X. In Graziano's theory, the machinery that attributes awareness to others also attributes it to oneself. Damage that machinery and you disrupt your own awareness. Graziano discusses the science, the evidence, the philosophy, and the surprising implications of this new theory. Now in an affordable paperback edition!

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