The Disordered Mind

The Disordered Mind
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Category Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780374716103
Rating 4/5 from 1 reviews
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A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts. In his seminal new book, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brain’s 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, resulting in diseases such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While these disruptions bring great suffering, they can also reveal the mysteries of how the brain produces our most fundamental experiences and capabilities—the very nature of what it means to be human. Studies of autism illuminate the neurological foundations of our social instincts; research into depression offers important insights on emotions and the integrity of the self; and paradigm-shifting work on addiction has led to a new understanding of the relationship between pleasure and willpower. By studying disruptions to typical brain functioning and exploring their potential treatments, we will deepen our understanding of thought, feeling, behavior, memory, and creativity. Only then can we grapple with the big question of how billions of neurons generate consciousness itself.

The Disordered Mind
  • Author : Eric R. Kandel
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28

A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science.

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The Disordered Mind
  • Author : Eric R. Kandel
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04

Read online The Disordered Mind written by Eric R. Kandel, published by Robinson which was released on 2021-03-04. Download full The Disordered Mind Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Disordered Mind
  • Author : Eric R. Kandel
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-09-27

'[Kandel's discoveries] have truly changed our understanding of brain function' - Citation for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine '[Eric Kandel is] one of the preeminent neuroscientists in the world' - Sue Halpern, The New York Review of Books Highly commended at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2019

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The Disordered Mind
  • Author : George Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013

The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Revised and updated

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Disordered Minds
  • Author : Ian Hughes
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28

Disordered Minds offers a compelling and timely account of the dangers posed by narcissistic leaders, and provides a stark warning that the conditions in which this psychopathy flourishes - extremes of social inequality and a culture of hyper-individualism - are the hallmarks of our present age. 'An excellent account of

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The Disordered Mind
  • Author : George Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08

"The Disordered Mind, Third Edition is a wide-ranging introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder or illness. It examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, compassionate treatment, and more. Revised and updated throughout, the third edition includes enhanced discussions of the distinction

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Disordered Minds
  • Author : Minette Walters
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-12-03

A thirty year old murder case and a possible wrongful conviction, Disordered Minds is the mystery thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. In 1970, Harold Stamp, a retarded twenty-year-old was convicted on disputed evidence and a retracted confession of brutally murdering his grandmother – the one person who understood and protected him.

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The Disordered Mind
  • Author : George Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07

"George Graham is contemporary philosophy’s most gifted and humane writer. The Disordered Mind is a wise, deep, and thorough inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the various ‘creaks, cracks, and crevices’ into which it is prone sometimes to wander." Owen Flanagan, Duke University, USA "The book

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Alien Landscapes
  • Author : Jonathan Glover
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01

Do people with mental disorders share enough psychology with other people to make human interpretation possible? Jonathan Glover tackles the hard cases—violent criminals, people with delusions, autism, schizophrenia—to answer affirmatively. He offers values linked with agency and identity to guide how the boundaries of psychiatry should be drawn.

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Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
  • Author : Eric Kandel
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30

Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and

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Looking Inside the Disordered Brain
  • Author : Ahmad R. Hariri
  • Publisher : Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014-11

Using a combination of research strategies--including neuroimaging (particularly fMRI) and abnormal and clinical psychology--this new textbook addresses these timely and important questions for students of the biological, clinical, and social sciences as well as interested students from fields within the humanities, such as philosophy.

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Body Subjects and Disordered Minds
  • Author : Eric Matthews
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-04

How should we deal with mental disorder - as an "illness" like diabetes or bronchitis, as a "problem in living", or what? This book seeks to answer such questions by going to their roots, in philosophical questions about the nature of the human mind, the ways in which it can

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Understanding Mental Disorders
  • Author : Daniel Lafleur,Christopher Mole,Holly Onclin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01

Understanding Mental Disorders aims to help current and future psychiatrists, and those who work with them, to think critically about the ethical, conceptual, and methodological questions that are raised by the theory and practice of psychiatry. It considers questions that concern the mind’s relationship to the brain, the origins

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So Far Disordered in Mind
  • Author : Richard Wightman Fox
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1978-01-01

Read online So Far Disordered in Mind written by Richard Wightman Fox, published by Univ of California Press which was released on 1978-01-01. Download full So Far Disordered in Mind Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Scaffolded Minds
  • Author : Somogy Varga
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27

A comprehensive account of cognitive scaffolding and its significance for understanding mental disorders. In Scaffolded Minds, Somogy Varga offers a novel account of cognitive scaffolding and its significance for understanding mental disorders. The book is part of the growing philosophical engagement with empirically informed philosophy of mind, which studies the

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