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Introducing Mind & Brain (Introducing...) (edition 2003)

by Angus Gellatly

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Title:Introducing Mind & Brain (Introducing...)
Authors:Angus Gellatly
Info:Totem Books (2003), Paperback, 176 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:mind, brain, consciousness

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perfect for my ADD instilled generation. this not only has brief important quick information info info switch
but it has amazing graphics, just like a graphic novel just very British and very modern.
its a brill and easy way to learn important things 'about your grey matter'.

TAKES ABOUT A HALF HOUR TO READ.

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the epic poems of Homer in the 8th century B.C. are Europe's earliest substantial pieces of writing. Amazingly, these works scarcely refer to what we could call"The Mind". Homer's vocabulary does not include mental terms such as "think", "decide", "believe", "doubt" or "desire". The characters in the stories do not decide to do anything. They have no free will....
The Greeks gave us a mentalistic psychology full of words like feel, think, want and decide. This became our common sense or folk psychology. But is it adequate for present day purposes? How well do the metaphors of mind and self map onto our knowledge of how the brain works? these questions lie at the heart of this book."

my quip: Hence why my mom thinks philosophy is a waste of time because she thinks its something that was just assigned to us and shaped our way of thinking but isn't the true answer to the human mind or purpose of life or pysche. Spirtuality is because sprituality has you connect with yourself and your surroundings personally, it doesn't get so caught up in words. Or does it? ( )
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This book is about a biological organ, the brain, and what it does, the mind.
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