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Main Title The Rosetta Stone of the Human Mind Three languages to integrate neurobiology and psychology / [electronic resource] :
Author Sanguineti, Vincenzo R.
Publisher Springer US,
Year Published 2007
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9780387336459
Subjects Medicine. ; Neurosciences. ; Philosophy of mind. ; Neurology. ; Psychiatry. ; Psychology, clinical. ; Consciousness.
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Collation XXVI, 163 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Learning the Languages -- Humanity's Search for Mind and the Subject: A Brief Review of the Evolution of Neuropsychobiology -- An "Ideographic," Suprapersonal Language of Rules and Universal Symbols: Alwyn Scott and Nonlinear Dynamics -- A "Demotic," First-Person Language of the Individual and the Social System: Apuleius and the Myth of Psyche -- The Language of the Objective Observer: Gerald Edelman and Neurodarwinism: Antonio Damasio and the Feeling of Knowing -- Seeking the Understanding -- Consciousness -- The Unconscious -- The Database -- Affectivity -- The Neural/Mental Gap: Intuition, Self and Ego, a Trilingual Map -- Applying the Knowledge -- The Three Languages and Science: A New Scientific Paradigm? -- The Three Languages and Treatment -- The Psychotherapeutic Dialogue: Intersubjectivity -- The Role of a New Science for Psyche Upon Society and Culture. The study of the brain-mind complex has been hampered by the dichotomy between objective biological neuroscience and subjective psychological science, based on speculative topographic models and psychodynamics formulations. The two antithetical avenues of research, premises, and dynamic hypotheses, have evolved in a polarization of neuroscience. This is partly responsible for the failure to unravel the transformation of neural events into mental images: how matter becomes imagination, and vice versa. The Rosetta Stone to the Human Mind: Three Languages to Integrate Neurobiology and Psychology illustrates how the simultaneous use of these two approaches enriches the understanding of the neural and mental realms, and adds new dimensions to our perception of neuropsychological events; how the two different scientific metaphors are similar in what they describe; and how the awareness and application of these perspectives are helpful in getting a deeper theoretical grasp on major mental events, better understanding single minds, and formulating a more integrated therapeutic intervention.