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The Resource A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D

A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D

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A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
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A skeptic's guide to the mind
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what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
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Robert A. Burton, M.D
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skeptics guide to the mind
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what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
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eng
Summary
"What if what we consider to be reason-based, deliberative judgment is really the product of involuntary mental sensations? In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Dr. Robert Burton takes a close look at the key false assumptions that permeate the field of cognitive science and offers a new way of exploring how our brains generate thought. The essential paradox that drives this cutting-edge theory is that the same mechanisms that prevent understanding the mind also generate a sense that we can attain such understanding. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Burton presents his theory of the 'mental sensory system'--a system that generates the main components of consciousness: a sense of self, a sense of choice and free will, and how we make moral decisions. Bringing together anecdotes, practical thought experiments, and cutting-edge neuroscience to show how these various strands of thought and mental sensations interact, A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind offers a powerful tool for knowing what we can and cannot say about the mind; how to discern good from bad cognitive science studies; and most importantly, how to consider the moral implications of these studies. This is a pathbreaking model for considering the interaction between conscious and unconscious thought"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"What if what we consider to be reason-based, deliberative judgment is really the product of involuntary mental sensations? In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Dr. Robert Burton takes a close look at the key false assumptions that permeate the field of cognitive science and offers a new way of exploring how our brains generate thought. The essential paradox that drives this cutting-edge theory is that the same mechanisms that prevent understanding the mind also generate a sense that we can attain such understanding. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Burton presents his theory of the 'mental sensory system'--a system that generates the main components of consciousness: a sense of self, a sense of choice and free will, and how we make moral decisions. Bringing together anecdotes, practical thought experiments, and cutting-edge neuroscience to show how these various strands of thought and mental sensations interact, A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind offers a powerful tool for knowing what we can and cannot say about the mind; how to discern good from bad cognitive science studies; and most importantly, how to consider the moral implications of these studies. This is a pathbreaking model for considering the interaction between conscious and unconscious thought"--
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1941-
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Burton, Robert Alan
Dewey number
616.8
Index
index present
LC call number
RC343
LC item number
.B87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Mind and body
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adult
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what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
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A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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2012041265
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9781250001856
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2012041265
Label
A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/856/9781250001856/image/lgcover.9781250001856.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012041265
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9781250001856
Lccn
2012041265

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