Book Name: The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are
Author: Alan Jasanoff
Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition
File size: 10 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB
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A pioneering neuroscientist asserts that we’re greater than our brains To most, the mind is the seat of personal individuality and freedom. However, the way we discuss the mind is often rooted in mysterious conceptions of the soul than in scientific reality. We dismiss bodily impacts in our psychology, from compounds in blood flow to bacteria in the intestine, and miss the ways that the environment influences our behaviour, via variables varying from subconscious sounds and sights into the weather. Because of this, we alternately overestimate our ability for free will or equate intelligence to inorganic machines such as computers. However, a mind is neither a soul nor the electric network: it’s a physical organ, and it can’t be separated from its environment. Our selves are not just inside our minds –they are spread throughout our own bodies and outside. Just when we come to terms with this will we grasp the real nature of our humankind.