Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World

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John Wiley & Sons, May 20, 2013 - Psychology - 248 pages
Written by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Making Up the Mind is the first accessible account of experimental studies showing how the brain creates our mental world.

  • Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments and studies of patients to explore the relationship between the mind and the brain
  • Demonstrates that our knowledge of both the mental and physical comes to us through models created by our brain
  • Shows how the brain makes communication of ideas from one mind to another possible
 

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Frith examines the current evidence of how our brain generates our mental image of ourselves and the world. He first explores how our brain creates an image of ourselves and the world that can have ... Read full review

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Incredibly clear on the strange mechanics of (un)consciousness and agency, and the ways the brain/mind creates our perception of reality. Read full review

Contents

Abbreviations
Clues from a Damaged Brain
What a Normal Brain Tells Us about
What the Brain Tells Us about Our Bodies
Getting Ahead by Prediction
Our Perception of the World Is a Fantasy
How Brains Model Minds
Sharing Minds How the Brain Creates
Fully Closing the Loop
Me and My Brain
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About the author (2013)

Chris Frith is Professor in Neuropsychology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London. His publications include Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction (2003, with Eve C. Johnstone) and The Neuroscience of Social Interaction (2004, edited with Daniel Wolpert).

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