Brain, Self and Consciousness: Explaining the Conspiracy of by Sangeetha Menon

By Sangeetha Menon

This ebook discusses cognizance from the views of neuroscience, neuropsychiatry and philosophy. It develops a singular technique in awareness reports through charting the pathways during which the mind demanding situations the self and the self demanding situations the mind. the writer argues that the critical factor in mind reports is to give an explanation for the team spirit, continuity, and adherence of expertise, if it is sensory or psychological knowledge, extra special- or self-consciousness. to handle any such harmony is to appreciate mutual demanding situations that the mind and the self pose for every different. The attention-grabbing discussions that this ebook offers are: How do the mind and self create the conspiracy of expertise the place the physicality of the mind is misplaced within the subjectivity of the self?        

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How does the brain and the self together create subjective experience? In other words, how does the brain and self conceive their role-play and create the conspiracy of experience where the physicality of the brain is lost in the subjectivity of the self? These and similar questions may not give immediate answers considering the complex ways in which both our brain and self are cross-wired. They are difficult to answer also because we are yet to design better philosophical conceptual frameworks that are conducive to scientific reductionism as well as humanism.

Three major areas form the brain—the cerebral cortex, subcortical structures and the brain stem. The brain has distinct cortical structures and each structure works in unison with other structures, and as a whole. The cortical and sub-cortical structures together enable the brain to channel, interpret, and respond to the information received at the neural pathways. The several widely separated areas of the cortex act simultaneously when a mental task is performed. These areas are dedicated toward specialized functions as well as contribute to the global processes of the brain.

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