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The Resource A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D

A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D

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A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
Title
A skeptic's guide to the mind
Title remainder
what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Burton, M.D
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What if what we consider to be reason-based, deliberative judgment is really the product of involuntary mental sensations? In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Dr. Robert Burton takes a close look at the key false assumptions that permeate the field of cognitive science and offers a new way of exploring how our brains generate thought. The essential paradox that drives this cutting-edge theory is that the same mechanisms that prevent understanding the mind also generate a sense that we can attain such understanding. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, Burton presents his theory of the 'mental sensory system'--a system that generates the main components of consciousness: a sense of self, a sense of choice and free will, and how we make moral decisions. Bringing together anecdotes, practical thought experiments, and cutting-edge neuroscience to show how these various strands of thought and mental sensations interact, A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind offers a powerful tool for knowing what we can and cannot say about the mind; how to discern good from bad cognitive science studies; and most importantly, how to consider the moral implications of these studies. This is a pathbreaking model for considering the interaction between conscious and unconscious thought"--
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1941-
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Burton, Robert Alan
Dewey number
616.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC343
LC item number
.B87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Mind and body
Label
A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781250001856
Lccn
2012041265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0011474708
  • 1313419
Label
A skeptic's guide to the mind : what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about ourselves, Robert A. Burton, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781250001856
Lccn
2012041265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0011474708
  • 1313419

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