The Mind

The Mind Theway Brockman Interlaces Essays About Research On The Frontiers Of Science Withones On Artistic Vision, Education, Psychology And Economics Is Sure To Buzzany Brain Chicago Sun Times On This WillChange EverythingMarkingthe Debut Of A Hard Hitting New Series From Edge.org And Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman Delivers A Cutting Edge Master Class Covering Everythingyou Need To Know About The Mind With Original Contributions By Theworld S Leading Thinkers And Scientists, Including Steven Pinker, George Lakoff, Philip Zimbardo, V S Ramachandran, And Others, The Mind Offers Aconsciousness Expanding Primer On A Fundamental Topic Unparalleled In Scope,depth, Insight And Quality, Edge.org S The Mind Isnot To Be Missed. edge . I first read this in 2012, a year after it was published I have come to love all of the books of this type put out by edge.org, and editor John Brockman While this early entry is still interesting, the longer and less focused essays and interviews detract from the overall e
Some bits slipped by me not being a neuroscientist or anything like that, but on the whole, fascinating Loved it Concise and thought provoking essays and interviews by some of theinteresting and creative players in the neuroscience, philosophy and psych scene e.g Pinker, Haidt and Lakoff, LeDoux, Dehaen Some of the essays were better than others, but over all, great stuff I think of Brockman s books and edge.org as a sampler platter You get to try a little something from a bunch of really cool thinkers and see if any of them capture your attention enough to investigate their work in Loved it Concise and thought provoking essays and interviews by some of theinteresting and creative players in the neuroscience, philosophy and psych scene e.g Pinker, Haidt and Lakoff, LeDoux, Dehaen Some of the essays were better than others, but over all, great stuff I think of Brockman s books and edge.org as a sampler platter You get to try a little something from a bunch of really cool thinkers and see if any of them capture your attention enough to investigate their work indepth My must read list grew by about six books based on what I read in The Mind, for instance I m going to read Dehaen s Number Sense and Lakoff s Philosophy Of The Flesh next because both of their essays were so dang good I think I mig
I think I m a sucker for this kind of book And the editing here is particularly good it s composed of a bunch of chapters, some written essays but a large majority are actually interviews They are conducted in such a way that you don t need prior knowledge of the subject matter, but give a real flavor for how various experts are thinking about the brain It s not just an array of the different sciences and perspectives of the brain, but also how various researchers came to their perspective, I think I m a sucker for this kind of book And the editing here is particularly good it s composed of a bunch of chapters, some written essays but a large majority are actually interviews They are conducted in such a way that you don t need prior knowledge of the subject matter, but gi
I have readrecent entries in Brockman s series, essays that are farconcise, informative and inspiring than the rambling lectures and pseudo interviews featured in this collection I found this material clumsy and disappointing, even though I greatly esteem the authors of th
I found this book kind of exhilarating, to realize how well developed our understanding of the brain and mind has become Not every essay is equally interesting, but overall, a great collection Note th
I ve read a few of these Edge John Brockman books now leading researchers, authors, et al, write short essays on a particular topic They re all interesting worthwhile but this one seemed particularly good Scientists actually can give sorta answers to what is consciousness Essential reading for both the neuroscientist and the curious The interviews read like friendly, yet scholarly and upbeat conversations and the essays provide noble attempts at explaining the all elusive mind. Very informative.Helpful for my research.

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  • 288 pages
  • The Mind
  • John Brockman
  • 06 April 2017
  • 0062025848