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Author Sternberg, Eliezer J

Title Neurologic : the brain's hidden rationale behind our irrational behavior / Eliezer J. Sternberg

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, 2015

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  616 S839    ---  Available
Description xvi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Contents Introduction: our unconscious logic -- What do the blind see when they dream? On perception, dreams, and the creation of the external world -- Can zombies drive to work? On habit, self-control, and the possibility of human automatism -- Can your imagination make you a better athlete? On motor control, learning, and the power of mental simulation -- Can we remember things that never happened? On memory, emotion, and the egocentric brain -- Why do people believe in alien abductions? On paranormal experience, narrative, and the development of strange beliefs -- Why do schizophrenics hear voices? On language, hallucinations, and the self/nonself distinction -- Can someone be hypnotized to commit murder? On attention, influence, and the power of subconscious suggestion -- Why can't split personalities share prescription glasses? On personality, trauma, and the defense of the self
Summary Investigates the brain's hidden logic behind seemingly irrational behaviors to explain how conscious and unconscious systems interact in order to create experiences and preserve the sense of self. --Publisher's description
Source B&T 03.2017 PARS
Subject Cognitive neuroscience
Neuropsychology
Subconsciousness
Perception (Philosophy)
Added Title Neuro logic
ISBN 9780307908773 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
0307908771 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9780345807250 (paperback)
9780307908780 (e-book)

 
    
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