Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind

Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind
Author: Rajendra Badgaiyan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-05-25
ISBN 10: 0128163763
ISBN 13: 9780128163764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind Book Review:

Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind includes novel concepts and insights on the brain mechanisms that control nonconscious mental functions, some of which were developed in the author’s laboratory. The book describes neuroscience of conventional nonconscious mental functions, along with not so conventional functions like creativity, hypnosis and extrasensory perception, thus making it a very unique reference. This thought provoking book for students of mind, brain and consciousness will help explain concepts and introduce the science behind the nonconscious. Explains how the brain controls nonconscious cognition and behavior Describes how the nonconscious mind helps us make smart decisions Includes historical perspectives and interesting experiments on nonconscious cognition Presents novel, thought provoking ideas concerning neural signal processing Describes situations where the nonconscious mind is smarter than the conscious mind

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious  Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Efrat Ginot
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN 10: 0393710882
ISBN 13: 9780393710885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Review:

A scientific take on the still-central therapeutic concept of “the unconscious.” More than one hundred years after Freud began publishing some of his seminal theories, the concept of the unconscious still occupies a central position in many theoretical frameworks and clinical approaches. When trying to understand clients’ internal and interpersonal struggles it is almost inconceivable not to look for unconscious motivation, conflicts, and relational patterns. Clinicians also consider it a breakthrough to recognize how our own unconscious patterns have interacted with those of our clients. Although clinicians use concepts such as the unconscious and dissociation, in actuality many do not take into account the newly emerging neuropsychological attributes of nonconscious processes. As a result, assumptions and lack of clarity overtake information that can become central in our clinical work. This revolutionary book presents a new model of the unconscious, one that is continuing to emerge from the integration of neuropsychological research with clinical experience. Drawing from clinical observations of specific therapeutic cases, affect theory, research into cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological findings, the book presents an expanded picture of nonconscious processes. The model moves from a focus on dissociated affects, behaviors, memories, and the fantasies that are unconsciously created, to viewing unconscious as giving expression to whole patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving, patterns that are so integrated and entrenched as to make them our personality traits. Topics covered include: the centrality of subcortical regions, automaticity, repetition, and biased memory systems; role of the amygdala and its sensitivity to fears in shaping and coloring unconscious self-systems; self-narratives; therapeutic enactments; therapeutic resistance; defensive systems and narcissism; therapeutic approaches designed to utilize some of the new understandings regarding unconscious processes and their interaction with higher level conscious ones embedded in the prefrontal cortex.

Mental Biology

Mental Biology
Author: W.R. Klemm
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1616149450
ISBN 13: 9781616149451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Biology Book Review:

A leading neuroscientist offers the latest research and many new ideas on the connections between brain circuitry and conscious experience. How the mysterious three-pound organ in our heads creates the rich array of human mental experience, including the sense of self and consciousness, is one of the great challenges of 21st-century science. Veteran neuroscientist W. R. Klemm presents the latest research findings on this elusive brain-mind connection in a lucidly presented, accessible, and engaging narrative. The author focuses on how mind emerges from nerve-impulse patterns in the densely-packed neural circuits that make up most of the brain, suggesting that conscious mind can be viewed as a sort of neural-activity-based avatar. As an entity in its own right, mind on the conscious level can have significant independent action, shaping the brain that sustains it through its plans, goals, interests, and interactions with the world. Thus, in a very literal sense, we become what we think. Against researchers who argue that conscious mind is merely a passive observer and free will an illusion, the author presents evidence showing that mental creativity, freedom to act, and personal responsibility are very real. He also delves into the role of dream sleep in both animals and humans, and explains the brain-based differences between nonconscious, unconscious, and conscious minds. Written in a jargon-free style understandable to the lay reader, this is a fascinating synthesis of recent neuroscience and intriguing hypotheses.

The Neurology of Consciousness

The Neurology of Consciousness
Author: Steven Laureys,Olivia Gosseries,Giulio Tononi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2015-08-12
ISBN 10: 0128011750
ISBN 13: 9780128011751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurology of Consciousness Book Review:

The second edition of The Neurology of Consciousness is a comprehensive update of this ground-breaking work on human consciousness, the first book in this area to summarize the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered by the study of neurological patients. Since the publication of the first edition in 2009, new methodologies have made consciousness much more accessible scientifically, and, in particular, the study of disorders, disruptions, and disturbances of consciousness has added tremendously to our understanding of the biological basis of human consciousness. The publication of a new edition is both critical and timely for continued understanding of the field of consciousness. In this critical and timely update, revised and new contributions by internationally renowned researchers—edited by the leaders in the field of consciousness research—provide a unique and comprehensive focus on human consciousness. The new edition of The Neurobiology of Consciousness will continue to be an indispensable resource for researchers and students working on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and related disorders, as well as for neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists contemplating consciousness as one of the philosophical, ethical, sociological, political, and religious questions of our time. New chapters on the neuroanatomical basis of consciousness and short-term memory, and expanded coverage of comas and neuroethics, including the ethics of brain death The first comprehensive, authoritative collection to describe disorders of consciousness and how they are used to study and understand the neural correlates of conscious perception in humans. Includes both revised and new chapters from the top international researchers in the field, including Christof Koch, Marcus Raichle, Nicholas Schiff, Joseph Fins, and Michael Gazzaniga

The New Unconscious

The New Unconscious
Author: Ran R. Hassin,James S. Uleman,John A. Bargh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0195149955
ISBN 13: 9780195149951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Unconscious Book Review:

This collection of 20 original chapters by leading researchers examines the cognitive unconscious from social, cognitive, and neuroscientific viewpoints, presenting some of the most important developments at the heart of this new picture of the unconscious.

Anxious

Anxious
Author: Joseph LeDoux
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 1101619945
ISBN 13: 9781101619940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxious Book Review:

“[Anxious] helps to explain and prevent the kinds of debilitating anxieties all of us face in this increasingly stressful world.” —Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain On Music A comprehensive and accessible exploration of anxiety, from a leading neuroscientist and the author of Synaptic Self Collectively, anxiety disorders are our most prevalent psychiatric problem, affecting about forty million adults in the United States. In Anxious, Joseph LeDoux, whose NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand and treat fear and anxiety, explains the range of these disorders, their origins, and discoveries that can restore sufferers to normalcy. LeDoux’s groundbreaking premise is that we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way. These are not innate states waiting to be unleashed from the brain, but experiences that we assemble cognitively. Treatment of these problems must address both their conscious manifestations and underlying non-conscious processes. While knowledge about how the brain works will help us discover new drugs, LeDoux argues that the greatest breakthroughs may come from using brain research to help reshape psychotherapy. A major work on our most pressing mental health issue, Anxious explains the science behind fear and anxiety disorders.

The Age of Insight

The Age of Insight
Author: Eric R. Kandel
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1400068711
ISBN 13: 9781400068715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Insight Book Review:

A Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and author of In Search of Memory documents the work of five leading minds including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in brain science.

Consciousness and the Social Brain

Consciousness and the Social Brain
Author: Michael S. A. Graziano
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0199928657
ISBN 13: 9780199928651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consciousness and the Social Brain Book Review:

What is consciousness and how can a brain, a mere collection of neurons, create it? In Consciousness and the Social Brain, Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano lays out an audacious new theory to account for the deepest mystery of them all. The human brain has evolved a complex circuitry that allows it to be socially intelligent. This social machinery has only just begun to be studied in detail. One function of this circuitry is to attribute awareness to others: to compute that person Y is aware of thing X. In Graziano's theory, the machinery that attributes awareness to others also attributes it to oneself. Damage that machinery and you disrupt your own awareness. Graziano discusses the science, the evidence, the philosophy, and the surprising implications of this new theory.

Beyond Dissociation

Beyond Dissociation
Author: Yves Rossetti,Antti Revonsuo
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9789027251428
ISBN 13: 9027251428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Dissociation Book Review:

Analysis and dissociation have proved to be useful tools to understand the basic functions of the brain and the mind, which therefore have been decomposed to a multitude of ever smaller subsystems and pieces by most scientific approaches. However, the understanding of complex functions such as consciousness will not succeed without a more global consideration of the ways the mind-brain works. This implies that synthesis rather than analysis should be applied to the brain. The present book offers a collection of contributions ranging from sensory and motor cognitive neuroscience to mood management and thought, which all focus on the dissociation between conscious (explicit) and nonconscious (implicit) processing in different cognitive situations. The contributions in this book clearly demonstrate that conscious and nonconscious processes typically interact in complex ways. The central message of this collection of papers is: In order to understand how the brain operates as one integrated whole that generates cognition and behaviour, we need to reassemble the brain and mind and put all the conscious and nonconscious pieces back together again. (Series B)

Who s in Charge

Who s in Charge
Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0062096834
ISBN 13: 9780062096838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s in Charge Book Review:

“Big questions are Gazzaniga’s stock in trade.” —New York Times “Gazzaniga is one of the most brilliant experimental neuroscientists in the world.” —Tom Wolfe “Gazzaniga stands as a giant among neuroscientists, for both the quality of his research and his ability to communicate it to a general public with infectious enthusiasm.” —Robert Bazell, Chief Science Correspondent, NBC News The author of Human, Michael S. Gazzaniga has been called the “father of cognitive neuroscience.” In his remarkable book, Who’s in Charge?, he makes a powerful and provocative argument that counters the common wisdom that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes we cannot control. His well-reasoned case against the idea that we live in a “determined” world is fascinating and liberating, solidifying his place among the likes of Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio, V.S. Ramachandran, and other bestselling science authors exploring the mysteries of the human brain.

Incognito

Incognito
Author: David Eagleman
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 0307379787
ISBN 13: 9780307379788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incognito Book Review:

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself—who, exactly, is mad at whom? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious
Author: Efrat Ginot
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780393709018
ISBN 13: 0393709019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious Book Review:

A scientific take on the still-central therapeutic concept of “theunconscious.”

Affective Neuroscience

Affective Neuroscience
Author: Jaak Panksepp
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2004-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780198025672
ISBN 13: 019802567X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Affective Neuroscience Book Review:

Some investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. However, with advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, researchers are demonstrating that this position is wrong as they move closer to a lasting understanding of the biology and psychology of emotion. In Affective Neuroscience, Jaak Panksepp provides the most up-to-date information about the brain-operating systems that organize the fundamental emotional tendencies of all mammals. Presenting complex material in a readable manner, the book offers a comprehensive summary of the fundamental neural sources of human and animal feelings, as well as a conceptual framework for studying emotional systems of the brain. Panksepp approaches emotions from the perspective of basic emotion theory but does not fail to address the complex issues raised by constructionist approaches. These issues include relations to human consciousness and the psychiatric implications of this knowledge. The book includes chapters on sleep and arousal, pleasure and fear systems, the sources of rage and anger, and the neural control of sexuality, as well as the more subtle emotions related to maternal care, social loss, and playfulness. Representing a synthetic integration of vast amounts of neurobehavioral knowledge, including relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry, this book will be one of the most important contributions to understanding the biology of emotions since Darwins The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Self and Emotional Life

Self and Emotional Life
Author: Adrian Johnston,Catherine Malabou
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN 10: 023153518X
ISBN 13: 9780231535182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self and Emotional Life Book Review:

Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines—European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience—Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Bernard J. Baars,Nicole M. Gage
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0124158056
ISBN 13: 9780124158054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience Book Review:

This introductory text offers a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Chapters cover all aspects of the field - the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development - in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. Throughout the text, case studies and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. Written by two leading experts in the field, the text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. Complete introduction to mind-brain science, written to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training Richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching - chapter outlines, study questions, glossary Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning - test questions, image collection, lecture slides, etc.

Unthought

Unthought
Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN 10: 022644791X
ISBN 13: 9780226447919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unthought Book Review:

N. Katherine Hayles is known for breaking new ground at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. In Unthought, she once again bridges disciplines by revealing how we think without thinking—how we use cognitive processes that are inaccessible to consciousness yet necessary for it to function. Marshalling fresh insights from neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive biology, and literature, Hayles expands our understanding of cognition and demonstrates that it involves more than consciousness alone. Cognition, as Hayles defines it, is applicable not only to nonconscious processes in humans but to all forms of life, including unicellular organisms and plants. Startlingly, she also shows that cognition operates in the sophisticated information-processing abilities of technical systems: when humans and cognitive technical systems interact, they form “cognitive assemblages”—as found in urban traffic control, drones, and the trading algorithms of finance capital, for instance—and these assemblages are transforming life on earth. The result is what Hayles calls a “planetary cognitive ecology,” which includes both human and technical actors and which poses urgent questions to humanists and social scientists alike. At a time when scientific and technological advances are bringing far-reaching aspects of cognition into the public eye, Unthought reflects deeply on our contemporary situation and moves us toward a more sustainable and flourishing environment for all beings.

Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience

Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience
Author: Mauro Mancia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2007-04-29
ISBN 10: 8847005507
ISBN 13: 9788847005501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Book Review:

Recent scientific studies have brought significant advances in the understanding of basic mental functions such as memory, dreams, identification, repression, which constitute the basis of the psychoanalytical theory. This book focuses on the possibility of interactions between psychoanalysis and neuroscience: emotions and the right hemisphere, serotonin and depression. It is a unique tool for professionals and students in these fields, and for operators of allied disciplines, such as psychology and psychotherapy.

The Feeling of what Happens

The Feeling of what Happens
Author: Antonio R. Damasio
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780156010757
ISBN 13: 0156010755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feeling of what Happens Book Review:

A new theory of consciousness and the construction of identity focuses on the body's reaction to its world, postulating that a complex relationship between body, emotion, and mind is required to configure the self. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind
Author: Alan Jasanoff
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 154164431X
ISBN 13: 9781541644311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biological Mind Book Review:

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it cannot be separated from its surroundings. Our selves aren't just inside our heads--they're spread throughout our bodies and beyond. Only once we come to terms with this can we grasp the true nature of our humanity.

The Development of the Unconscious Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Development of the Unconscious Mind  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Allan N. Schore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 0393712923
ISBN 13: 9780393712926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of the Unconscious Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Review:

An exploration of how the unconscious is formed and functions by one of our most renowned experts on emotion and the brain. This book traces the evolution of the concept of the unconscious from an intangible, metapsychological abstraction to a psychoneurobiological function of a tangible brain. An integration of current findings in the neurobiological and developmental sciences offers a deeper understanding of the dynamic mechanisms of the unconscious. The relevance of this reformulation to clinical work is a central theme of Schore's other new book, Right Brain Psychotherapy.