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Biological Mind How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are

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ISBN-10: 0465052681

ISBN-13: 9780465052684

Edition: 2018

Authors: Alan Jasanoff

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A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a…    
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/13/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.05" wide x 9.65" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English