Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Search Results Showing Item 1 of 29 Preferred library: Peabody - Peabody Institute Library?

The consciousness instinct : unraveling the mystery of how the brain makes the mind / Michael S. Gazzaniga.

Book Book (2018.)
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction QP 376 .G386 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction (3rd Floor) QP 376 G386 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction QP 376 .G386 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 612.82/GAZZANIGA (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 612.82 Gazzaniga (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780374715502 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 0374715505 (cloth)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Getting ready for modern thought. History's rigid, rocky, and goofy way of thinking about consciousness ; The dawn of empirical thinking in philosophy ; Twentieth-century strides and openings to modern thought -- The physical system. Making brains one module at a time ; The beginnings of understanding brain architecture ; Gramps is demented but conscious -- Consciousness comes. The concept of complementarity: the gift from physics ; Non-living to living and neurons to mind ; Bubbling brooks and personal consciousness ; Consciousness is an instinct.
Summary: How do neurons turn into minds? How does physical “stuff”—atoms, molecules, chemicals, and cells—create the vivid and various worlds inside our heads? The problem of consciousness has gnawed at us for millennia. In the last century there have been massive breakthroughs that have rewritten the science of the brain, and yet the puzzles faced by the ancient Greeks are still present. In The Consciousness Instinct, the neuroscience pioneer Michael S. Gazzaniga puts the latest research in conversation with the history of human thinking about the mind, giving a big-picture view of what science has revealed about consciousness. The idea of the brain as a machine, first proposed centuries ago, has led to assumptions about the relationship between mind and brain that dog scientists and philosophers to this day. Gazzaniga asserts that this model has it backward—brains make machines, but they cannot be reduced to one. New research suggests the brain is actually a confederation of independent modules working together. Understanding how consciousness could emanate from such an organization will help define the future of brain science and artificial intelligence, and close the gap between brain and mind. Captivating and accessible, with insights drawn from a lifetime at the forefront of the field, The Consciousness Instinct sets the course for the neuroscience of tomorrow.
Target Audience:
Adult Brodart.
Citation: Gazzaniga, Michael S. "The consciousness instinct : unraveling the mystery of how the brain makes the mind." New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 29 Preferred library: Peabody - Peabody Institute Library?

Additional Resources