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The Resource The mind's past, Michael S. Gazzaniga

The mind's past, Michael S. Gazzaniga

Label
The mind's past
Title
The mind's past
Statement of responsibility
Michael S. Gazzaniga
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why does the human brain insist on interpreting the world and constructing a narrative? Michael S. Gazzaniga shows how our mind and brain accomplish the amazing feat of constructing our past - a process clearly fraught with errors of perception, memory, and judgment. By showing that the specific systems built into our brain do their work automatically and largely outside of our conscious awareness, Gazzaniga calls into question our everyday notions of self and reality. The implications of his ideas reach deeply into the nature of perception and memory, the profundity of human instinct, and the ways we construct who we are and how we fit into the world around us. Gazzaniga explains how the mind interprets data the brain has already processed, making "us" the last to know. He shows how what "we" see is frequently an illusion and not at all what our brain is perceiving. False memories become a part of our experience; autobiography is fiction. In exploring how the brain enables the mind, Gazzaniga points us toward one of the greatest mysteries of human evolution: how we become who we are
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gazzaniga, Michael S
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuropsychology
  • Brain
  • Memory
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Cerveau
  • Mémoire
  • Neurologie du développement
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Brain
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Ontwikkelingsbiologie
  • Geheugen
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Evolution
  • Gedächtnis
  • Informationsverarbeitung
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Gehirn
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Mémoire
  • Cerveau
  • Développement neurologique
  • Brain
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolution
Label
The mind's past, Michael S. Gazzaniga
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fictional self. -- Brain construction. -- The brain knows before you do. -- Seeing is believing. -- The shadow knows. -- Real memories, phony memories. -- The value of interpreting the past
Control code
ocm42329831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students
Isbn
9780585031736
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxfjn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42329831
Label
The mind's past, Michael S. Gazzaniga
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fictional self. -- Brain construction. -- The brain knows before you do. -- Seeing is believing. -- The shadow knows. -- Real memories, phony memories. -- The value of interpreting the past
Control code
ocm42329831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students
Isbn
9780585031736
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxfjn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42329831

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