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The Resource The secret life of the mind : how our brain thinks, feels and decides, Mariano Sigman

The secret life of the mind : how our brain thinks, feels and decides, Mariano Sigman

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The secret life of the mind : how our brain thinks, feels and decides
Title
The secret life of the mind
Title remainder
how our brain thinks, feels and decides
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Mariano Sigman
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Language
eng
Summary
Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust the judgement of both others and ourselves? What is the role of the unconscious? How can we manipulate our dreams? These are some of the questions tackled in this groundbreaking, personal and comprehensive guide into understanding our thoughts by one of the leading neuroscientists. In this provocative, mind-bending international bestseller, Pontifical Academy of Sciences 2016 laureate and global award-winning neurologist Mariano Sigman brings to the public his world-renowned expertise from over twenty years spent exploring the inner workings of the human brain. Sigman's vision is interdisciplinary. His team comprises physicists, linguists, psychologists, biologists, engineers, educational scientists, mathematicians, economists, medical doctors, and computer scientists. With interrogations as theoretical as they are practical, this book revolutionizes how neuroscience serves us in our lives, improving education and development. Building on his awe-inspiring TED talk on language and mental health, the leading research from The Secret Life of the Mind intermingles human and natural science to underpin how the infinity of neurons inside our brains manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream, and communicate
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SALS
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1972-
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Sigman, Mariano
Dewey number
612.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Neurosciences
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Brain
Target audience
adult
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The secret life of the mind : how our brain thinks, feels and decides, Mariano Sigman
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 247-263
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The origin of thought: how do babies think and communicate, and how can we understand them better? -- The fuzzy borders of identity: what defines our choices and allows us to trust other people and our own decisions? -- The machine that constructs reality: how does consciousness emerge in the brain and how are we governed by our unconscious? -- Voyages of consciousness (or consciousness tripping): what happens in the brain as we dream; is it possible for us to decipher, control, and manipulate our dreams? -- The brain is constantly transforming: what makes our brain more or less predisposed to change? -- Educated brains: how can we use what we have learned about the brain and human thought to improve education?
Control code
000060592648
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780008210922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992985308
Label
The secret life of the mind : how our brain thinks, feels and decides, Mariano Sigman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 247-263
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The origin of thought: how do babies think and communicate, and how can we understand them better? -- The fuzzy borders of identity: what defines our choices and allows us to trust other people and our own decisions? -- The machine that constructs reality: how does consciousness emerge in the brain and how are we governed by our unconscious? -- Voyages of consciousness (or consciousness tripping): what happens in the brain as we dream; is it possible for us to decipher, control, and manipulate our dreams? -- The brain is constantly transforming: what makes our brain more or less predisposed to change? -- Educated brains: how can we use what we have learned about the brain and human thought to improve education?
Control code
000060592648
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780008210922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992985308

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