The Brain-Shaped Mind
What the Brain Can Tell Us About the Mind
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Brain-Shaped Mind by Naomi Goldblum
Book DescriptionWill brain scientists ever be able to read our minds? Why are some things harder to remember than others? Based on recent brain research and neural network modelling, The Brain-Shaped Mind addresses these, and other, questions, and provides a clear account of how the structure of the brain influences the workings of the mind. Neuroscientists are now learning about our minds by examining how the neurones in the brain are connected with one another and the surrounding environment. This book explores how neural networks enable us to recognise objects and learn new things, and what happens when things go wrong. The reader is taken on a fascinating journey into what is arguably one of the most complicated and remarkable aspects of our lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521561044
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Naomi Goldblum
Brain-Shaped Mind, Paperback (August 2001)
Neural networks are used to explore how the brain's structure influences the mind.
Idolatry, Paperback (November 1994)
This text examines the meaning and nature of idolatry. Covering Christianity and Islam but focusing on Judaism, it explores the monotheistic tradition that defines itself against this "sin", and shows how the debate over idolatry has developed and influenced the course of Western thought.
Invitation to Philosophy, Hardback (September 1994)» View all books by Naomi Goldblum
Offers views on topics such as mind/body, epistemology, and freedom/determinism.
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Author Biography - Naomi Goldblum
Born in New York, Naomi Goldblum was originally educated in mathematics at the Yeshiva University. She later moved to Israel where, at the Hebrew University, she extended her interests to the field of psychology. Her doctorate was entitled 'A psycholinguistic study of the metaphor'. Naomi Goldblum is now a lecturer in psychology at Bar-Ilan University, where she specialises in cognitive psychology, in particular psycholinguistics and the processes involved in creative endeavours.
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