Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

Author(s): Antonio Damasio

Brain & Neuroscience

Explores two questions that have haunted philosophers, neurologists, cognitive scientists and psychologists for centuries: how do brains construct minds, and how do minds become conscious? This work presents scientific evidence that consciousness - what we think of as self - is in fact a biological process created by the brain.


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A profound and groundbreaking new book telling the story of consciousness and the human mind, from one of the world's leading neuroscientists.

ANTONIO DAMASIO is the director of the University of Southern California's Brain and Creativity Institute. Damasio's books include Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain; The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness (named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review); and Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • : 9780099498025
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.361
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Antonio Damasio
  • : Paperback
  • : 412
  • : 153
  • : 384