Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind by Georg Northoff audiobook

Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind: Learning from the Unwell Brain

By Georg Northoff, MD, PhD
Read by Timothy Andrés Pabon

Gildan Media, Gildan Audio 9780393709384
6.45 Hours Unabridged
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Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind. Can we “see” or “find” consciousness in the brain? How can we create working definitions of consciousness and subjectivity, informed by what contemporary research and technology have taught us about how the brain works? How do neuronal processes in the brain relate to our experience of a personal identity? Where does the brain end and the mind begin? To explore these and other questions, esteemed philosopher and neuroscientist Georg Northoff turns to examples of unhealthy minds. By investigating consciousness through its absence in people in vegetative states, for example, we can develop a model for understanding its presence in an active, healthy person. By examining instances of distorted self-recognition in people with psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, we can begin to understand how the experience of “self” is established in a stable brain. Taking an integrative approach to understanding the self, consciousness, and what it means to be mentally healthy, this audiobook brings insights from neuroscience to bear on philosophical questions. Listeners will find a science-grounded examination of the human condition with far-reaching implications for psychology, medicine, our daily lives, and beyond.

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Summary

Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind.

Can we “see” or “find” consciousness in the brain? How can we create working definitions of consciousness and subjectivity, informed by what contemporary research and technology have taught us about how the brain works? How do neuronal processes in the brain relate to our experience of a personal identity? Where does the brain end and the mind begin?

To explore these and other questions, esteemed philosopher and neuroscientist Georg Northoff turns to examples of unhealthy minds. By investigating consciousness through its absence in people in vegetative states, for example, we can develop a model for understanding its presence in an active, healthy person. By examining instances of distorted self-recognition in people with psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, we can begin to understand how the experience of “self” is established in a stable brain.

Taking an integrative approach to understanding the self, consciousness, and what it means to be mentally healthy, this audiobook brings insights from neuroscience to bear on philosophical questions. Listeners will find a science-grounded examination of the human condition with far-reaching implications for psychology, medicine, our daily lives, and beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind is engagingly written…[A] novel and interesting approach to the basis of phenomenal experience or subjectivity.” Journal of Consciousness Studies
“By investigating disorders, the author explains the brain, identity, self, and consciousness. Much research is provided to illuminate his examples…[A] compelling step in illuminating these interesting concepts.” American Journal of Forensic Psychology

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Author Bio: Georg Northoff MD, PhD

Author Bio: Georg Northoff MD, PhD

Georg Northoff, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist, philosopher, and psychiatrist, is professor of neuroscience, psychiatry, and philosophy at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research. His trans-disciplinary approach to understanding the neural mechanisms underlying mental features like the self and consciousness and philosophical issues like the mind-brain problem has made him a world recognized leader in the field of neurophilosophy. He lives in Rockcliffe, Ontario.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English