Document (#41402)

Author
Penfield, W.
Title
¬The mystery of the mind : a critical study of consciousness and the human brain
Imprint
Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ.Pr.
Year
1975
Pages
XXIX, 123 S
Isbn
0-691-08159-X
Abstract
In the past fifty years scientists have begun to discover how the human brain functions. In this book Wilder Penfield, whose work has been at the forefront of such research, describes the current state of knowledge about the brain and asks to what extent recent findings explain the action of the mind. He offers the general reader a glimpse of exciting discoveries usually accessible to only a few scientists. He writes: "Throughout my own scientific career I, like other scientists, have struggled to prove that the brain accounts for the mind. But perhaps the time has come when we may profitably consider the evidence as it stands, and ask the question . . . Can the mind be explained by what is now known about the brain?" The central question, he points out, is whether man's being is determined by his body alone or by mind and body as separate elements. Before suggesting an answer, he gives a fascinating account of his experience as a neurosurgeon and scientist observing the brain in conscious patients.
Content
Inhalt: 1. Sherringtonian Alternatives-Two Fundamental Elements or Only One? 2. To Consciousness the Brain Is Messenger 3. Neuronal Action within the Brain 4. Sensory and Voluntary-Motor Organization 5. The Indispensable Substratum of Consciousness 6. The Stream of Consciousness Electrically Reactivated 7. Physiological Interpretation of an Epileptic Seizure 8. An Early Conception of Memory Mechanisms - And a Late Conclusion 9. The Interpretive Cortex 10. An Automatic Sensory-Motor Mechanism 11. Centrencephalic Integration and Coordination 12. The Highest Brain-Mechanism 13. The Stream of Consciousness 14. Introspection by Patient and Surgeon 15. Doubling of Awareness 16. Brain as Computer, Mind as Programmer 17. What the Automatic Mechanism Can Do 18. Recapitulation 19. Relationship of Mind to Brain-A Case Example 20. Man's Being-A Choice Between Two Explanations 21. ComprehensibilityReflections.
Footnote
Als E-book published by: Princeton University Press innerhalb der Series Princeton Legac Library2015: ISBN 978-1-4008-6873-5.
Theme
Information
Field
Kognitionswissenschaft
LCSH
Brain
Consciousness
Mind / Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Neurophysiology
Brain / Physiology
RSWK
Bewusstsein / Gehirn
DDC
612.82
GHBS
VYE (E)
LCC
QP376
RVK
BH 6000
CP 4000
CP 4500
QP376

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