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By Georg Northoff

Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, awareness, and the fit mind.

Can we “see” or “find” attention within the mind? How do we create operating definitions of attention and subjectivity, educated by way of what modern examine and expertise have taught us approximately how the mind works? How do neuronal techniques within the mind relate to our event of a private id? the place does the mind finish and the brain begin?

To discover those and different questions, esteemed thinker and neuroscientist Georg Northoff turns to examples of bad minds. by means of investigating attention via its absence—in humans in vegetative states, for example—we can improve a version for knowing its presence in an energetic, fit individual. through reading cases of distorted self-recognition in individuals with psychiatric problems, like schizophrenia, we will be able to start to know how the event of “self” is verified in a good brain.

Taking an integrative method of figuring out the self, attention, and what it capacity to be mentally fit, this publication brings insights from neuroscience to undergo on philosophical questions. Readers will discover a science-grounded exam of the human situation with far-reaching implications for psychology, drugs, our day-by-day lives, and beyond.

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