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The Resource Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton

Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton

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Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks
Title
Intelligence in the flesh
Title remainder
why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks
Statement of responsibility
Guy Claxton
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Language
eng
Summary
"If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better think again--or rather not "think" at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies--long dismissed as mere conveyances--actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains. Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body's intelligence will enrich all our lives."--provided from Amazon.com
Summary
Draws from the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to present a fresh perspective on the mind-body connection and the body's integral role as the core of intelligence, while sharing techniques for reconnecting with the body
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10448482
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ERASA
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Claxton, Guy
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mind and body
  • Body-mind centering
  • Psychophysiology
  • Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intelligence
  • Neurosciences
  • Body-mind centering
  • Mind and body
Target audience
adult
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why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks
Label
Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910504194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300208825
Lccn
2015940459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910504194
Label
Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910504194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300208825
Lccn
2015940459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910504194

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