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Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

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In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. Exploring the functioning of memory, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-392) and index.

Synopsis:

Following up his 1996 "The Emotional Brain, " the world-renowned brain expert presents a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons--the brain's synapses--are the channels through which we think, feel, imagine, act, and remember.

About the Author

Joseph LeDoux is Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University's Center for Neural Sciences. He is the author of The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life and coauthor (with Michael Gazzaniga) of The Integrated Mind.

Table of Contents

Synaptic Self Acknowledgments

1. The Big One

2. Seeking The Self

3. The Most Unaccountable Of Machinery

4. Building The Brain

5. Adventures In Time

6. Small Change

7. The Mental Trilogy

8. The Emotional Brain Revisited

9. The Lost World

10. Synaptic Sickness

11. Who Are You?

Notes

Works Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001783
Author:
LeDoux, Joseph
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Ego.
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
GTR-132
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.46x6.00x.93 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-392) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Following up his 1996 "The Emotional Brain, " the world-renowned brain expert presents a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons--the brain's synapses--are the channels through which we think, feel, imagine, act, and remember.

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