Brain Cognition and Memory
Knowing Our Own Minds
Paperback ISBN: 0199241406
Knowledge of one's own sensations, desires, intentions, thoughts, beliefs, and other attitudes is characteristically different from other kinds of knowledge: it has greater immediacy, authority, and salience. This volume offers a powerful and comprehensive look at current work on this topic, featuring closely interlinked essays by leading figures in the field that examine philosophical questions raised by the distinctive character of self-knowledge, relating it to knowledge of other minds, to rationality and agency, externalist theories of psychological content, and knowledge of language.
Art Is a Way of Knowing
Paperback ISBN: 1570620784
Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art making in this spirit of self-discovery—plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities such as ways to: Discover a personal myth or story Recognize patterns and themes in one's life Identify and release painful memories Combine journaling and image making Practice the ancient skill of active imagination Connect with others through sharing one's art works Interwoven with this guidance is the intimate story of the author's own journey as a student, art therapist, teacher, wife, mother, and artist—and, most of all, as a woman who discovered a profound and healing connection with her soul through making art.
Paperback ISBN: 0375704051
A compassionate, literary account describes the author's work with institutionalized patients at Mount Carmel hospital and the dramatic effects of the drug LDOPA on twenty patients suffering from encephalitic Parkinsonism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Stairway to the Mind
The Controversial New Science of Consciousness
Hardcover ISBN: 0387943811
Stairway to the Mind explores one of the most exciting and controversial areas of modern science: consciousness and the nature of the mind. The book proposes that consciousness emerges from hierarchical layers of mental reality, in the same way that life emerges from layers of biological reality. The book is aimed at general readers with an interest in the mind and neuroscience, as well as a wide range of scientists whose work is related to the rapidly-growing field of neuroscience and consciousness research.
The Ethical Brain
The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas
Paperback ISBN: 0060884738
The author of Mind Matters presents an examination of the new challenges posed by the intersection of science and ethics, as each new discovery about the human brain's mysteries ignites new forums of fierce debate. Reprint.
The Geography of Thought
How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why
Paperback ISBN: 0743255356
An award-winning professor of psychology examines the divergent ways in which eastern and western cultures view the world, offering suggestions about how today's interdependent global cultures may be bridged. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.