NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks

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Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Paul Broks É 6 Free download Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks Etween personality performance and the anatomical and physiological structure of the brain Broks fuses classic cases of neuropsychology with the. With your feet in the airAnd your head on the groundTry this trick and spin itYour head will collapseBut there s nothing in itAnd you ll ask yourselfWhere is my mindThis might be a dangerous book for those with a fragile sense of self but reuired reading for anyone with a big ego It is certainly an incredible achievement Paul Broks manages to elucidate current ideas surrounding the brainmind dilemma in a provocative style sometimes reminiscent of a novel or innerspace travelogue If you like to think about the big uestions in a rational way read this book and prepare to lose or loose your mind The Strain uestions in a rational way read this book and prepare to lose or loose your mind

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Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Paul Broks É 6 Free download Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks His own case studies philosophical debate and thought provoking riffs and meditations on the nature of neurological impairments and dysfunction. The philosophic and human implications of neuropathologyA blurb on the cover touts neuropsychology Professor Broks author of this intriguing book as The new Oliver Sacks While any writer on neuropathology would be flattered to be compared to the renowned Dr Sacks whose books include the fascinating The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and other clinical tales 1987 I don t think such a comparison is fair to either manWhile Broks and Sacks write about the sometimes bizarre conseuences of neurological disorders they do so from a different perspective Sacks is tightly focused on the patient and the pathology whereas Broks concentrates on his personal experience as a neuropsychologist and the philosophic and emotional conseuences of those experiences Further while Sacks writes with an uncommon clarity and elouence Broks relies on a literary style with excursions into memoir story sometimes reminding me distantly of Borges Socratic dialogue and dream seuence Each chapter in the book is a personal experience essay Some chapters recall patients with disorders some do not Some chapters are intensely personal as is the final chapter on the experience of his wife s breast cancer Others are almost completely philosophical What can pathology especially neuropathology teach us about what it means to be human and to be self aware is what Broks is asking in all of the chapters sometimes directly sometimes obliuely His answer is euivocal and meandering in short he isn t sure I respect that because I m not sure either and I don t know anyone who isBroks begins by experiencing the pulsating brain as raw meat He is mesmerized by the absolute conviction that in the flesh behind the face being probed by the surgeon there s no one there p 17 This leads him to reject the Mysterian position on consciousness and Cartesian dualism He excises the ghost in the machine and comes to realize that the I of our experience is nowhere at all but is an ever changing ever constructing presence among the modules of the brain Thoughts feelings and intentions produce me not the other way around is how he expresses it on page 80 He sees the I that experiences and reflects upon experience as not a single thing or a thing at all but as a principle of biological organization p 100This is a profound insight from modern neuroscience and philosophy as presented by people like Francis Crick and Daniel Dennett whom Broks cites and others But Broks is neither completely satisfied with this unsettling point of view nor is he complacent to leave it at that In my favorite chapter of the book To Be Two or Not to Be Broks presents a science fiction scenario in which one is teleported to Mars One s body is exhaustively copied on Mars from information sent from Earth Every single atom is replicated exactly as it appears in the original and then the original is destroyed allowing one to travel at the speed of lightIn effect this is a thought experiment asking the uestion Who are you Are you the original or the copy The copy assures us that he is the same continuous being that was on Earth and is now on Mars He is the father of his children the husband of his wife and is the man who was once the child He has all this in his memory He certainly did not die And besides he has done this a dozen times and is still aliveBut Broks throws a monkey wrench into this scenario by having the original not destroyed Now who is who And if the original is now to be destroyed how does he feel about thatWhat is different from the man on Earth and his identical on Mars Absolutely nothing although because of their now different environments they are beginning to change Yet the original prefers that he continue living as does the copyThis story really highlights the Buddhist idea that we do not exist as we think we do There is no self no ego I we do not die because we were never living in the sense that we think we were What exists is pure identification so to speak that everybody has identically That does not die It is always there in a sentient beingBroks acknowledges this Buddhist perspective admits that in some sense he is uneasy about it admits that in some sense at some times he is a Mysterian who does believe in something non material in ourselves See Right This Way Smiles a Mermaid beginning on page 132Another point that Broks makes is that we do not exist in isolation The working brain has to be understood not only as part of a larger biological system the rest of the body but also as a component of the wider social system p 102 I would add that we are also part of this planet and its systems and in the most minute but real sense part of the cosmosBroks believes that the familiar soul body dualism from Descartes is hard wired into our brains by the process of evolution p 138 He also believes that phenomenal consciousness the raw feel of experience is invisible to conventional scientific scrutiny and will forever remain so p 140I agree that the idea of a soul is adaptive in an evolutionary sense It allows for us to have hope in many seemingly hopeless situations It furthers the adaptiveness of the tribe which furthers the adaptiveness of the members of the tribe I also agree that such phenomena as the taste of ice cream the experience of the color red etc are not subject to scientific evaluation Science is preeminently a social exercise in that without peer review and confirming experiments by other scientists would not exist as such Conseuently it is futile to expect something purely subjective to find scientific proof Dennis Littrell author of The World Is Not as We Think It Is Ni arte ni parte uncommon clarity and elouence Broks relies on a literary style with excursions into memoir story sometimes reminding me distantly of Borges Socratic dialogue and dream seuence Each chapter in the book is a personal experience essay Some chapters recall patients with disorders some do not Some chapters are intensely personal as is the final chapter on the experience of his wife s breast cancer Others are almost completely philosophical What can pathology especially neuropathology teach Noticias De Los Montoneros us about what it means to be human and to be self aware is what Broks is asking in all of the chapters sometimes directly sometimes obliuely His answer is euivocal and meandering in short he isn t sure I respect that because I m not sure either and I don t know anyone who isBroks begins by experiencing the pulsating brain as raw meat He is mesmerized by the absolute conviction that in the flesh behind the face being probed by the surgeon there s no one there p 17 This leads him to reject the Mysterian position on consciousness and Cartesian dualism He excises the ghost in the machine and comes to realize that the I of our experience is nowhere at all but is an ever changing ever constructing presence among the modules of the brain Thoughts feelings and intentions produce me not the other way around is how he expresses it on page 80 He sees the I that experiences and reflects Skin Talks upon experience as not a single thing or a thing at all but as a principle of biological organization p 100This is a profound insight from modern neuroscience and philosophy as presented by people like Francis Crick and Daniel Dennett whom Broks cites and others But Broks is neither completely satisfied with this No hay as felices Verónica Rosenthal #3 unsettling point of view nor is he complacent to leave it at that In my favorite chapter of the book To Be Two or Not to Be Broks presents a science fiction scenario in which one is teleported to Mars One s body is exhaustively copied on Mars from information sent from Earth Every single atom is replicated exactly as it appears in the original and then the original is destroyed allowing one to travel at the speed of lightIn effect this is a thought experiment asking the Poesía reunida uestion Who are you Are you the original or the copy The copy assures Historia De La 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die It is always there in a sentient beingBroks acknowledges this Buddhist perspective admits that in some sense he is This Is Not That Dawn uneasy about it admits that in some sense at some times he is a Mysterian who does believe in something non material in ourselves See Right This Way Smiles a Mermaid beginning on page 132Another point that Broks makes is that we do not exist in isolation The working brain has to be El juego de Sade understood not only as part of a larger biological system the rest of the body but also as a component of the wider social system p 102 I would add that we are also part of this planet and its systems and in the most minute but real sense part of the cosmosBroks believes that the familiar soul body dualism from Descartes is hard wired into our brains by the process of evolution p 138 He also believes that phenomenal consciousness the raw feel of experience is invisible to conventional scientific scrutiny and will forever remain so p 140I agree that the 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    Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Paul Broks É 6 Free download NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks its like if william s burroughs italo calvino and oliver sacks got together for a dreamtime conversation in a floa

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    Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks Paul Broks É 6 Free download Too often the little case studies in psychology books are neutered faceless statistics and circumstances detached from life Someone hits their head and wakes up with a different personality Someone is born with a photographic memory and near impossible math skills Their brains are scanned and their behaviors are noted and medical professionals learn something clinical about how the brain works Into the Silent Land does w

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    Paul Broks É 6 Free download Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks I loved the neuropsych stuff but not the author's own uest into himself I thought some bits were boring I wish there was of the pat

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    Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Paul Broks É 6 Free download Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks I'm going to need a bit time to absorb this one In short the book consists of a series of philosophical essays using case studies in clinical neuropsychology the author's personal musings and science fiction to discover the relationship of the self to human biologyThe author uses neuroscience to dispel the common sense notion that there is a self located somewhere in the human brain He then uses philosophy to undermine the notion that the

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    NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Other reviewers have noted it's unfair to compare Broks to Sachs and I agreeThat said per the philosophy angle he brings I will compare him t

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    NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks Paul Broks É 6 Free download With your feet in the airAnd your head on the groundTry this trick and spin itYour head will collapseBut there's nothing in itAnd you'll ask yourselfWhere is my mind?This might be a dangerous book for those with a fragile sense of self but reuired reading for anyone with a big ego It is certainly an incredible achievement Paul Broks manages t

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    Paul Broks É 6 Free download Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks Broks is such a non linear thinker that it was almost impossible to follow a through line to this book assuming there was one He doesn't develop a particular idea; rather he just tells a collection of stories Those stories are so poetic at times that I wasn't sure I understood what he was getting at and they often felt like ethereally conn

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    Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks The philosophic and human implications of neuropathologyA blurb on the cover touts neuropsychology Professor Broks author of this intriguing book as The new Oliver Sacks While any writer on neuropathology would be flattered to be compared to the renowned Dr Sacks whose books include the fascinating The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and other clinical tales 1987 I don't think such a comparison is fair to either manWhile Broks and Sac

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    NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks Read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Broks Read Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology Broks made an admirable attempt at combining self and others' in this muddled disaster full of his own confusion He is very clearly unsure of the self and makes no headway from start to finish in reconciling his

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    Paul Broks É 6 Free download NEW Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology ¾ Paul Broks Just heard Jane Curtin reading Voodoo Child Slight Return on PRI Selected Shorts and am very excited It's not often I get to shelve a book with this particular combination of mind blowingbiologyliterary fictionnonfictionmetafiction and I could probably add a few postmodern neurology psychology philosophy ahhhhh Great combinationStory here NPR Selected Shorts Complicated RelationshipsI look forward to reading the rest o

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  • Paperback
  • 246
  • Into the Silent Land Travels in Neuropsychology
  • Paul Broks
  • English
  • 19 April 2019
  • 9780802141286