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Author Malabou, Catherine

Title What Should We Do with Our Brain?
Published Bronx : Fordham University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (130 pages)
Series Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Perspectives in continental philosophy.
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Translator; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Plasticity's Fields of Action; 2. The Central Power in Crisis; 3. "You Are Your Synapses"; Conclusion; Notes
Summary Recent neuroscience, in replacing the old model of the brain as a single centralized source of control, has emphasized?plasticity,? the quality by which our brains develop and change throughout the course of our lives. Our brains exist as historical products, developing in interaction with themselves and with their surroundings. Hence there is a thin line between the organization of the nervous system and the political and social organization that both conditions and is conditioned by human experience. Looking carefully at contemporary neuroscience, it is hard not to notice that the new way of
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Subject Philosophy of mind.
Brain -- Philosophy
Cognitive neuroscience -- Philosophy
Adaptability (Psychology)
Adaptability (Psychology)
Brain -- Philosophy.
Philosophy of mind.
Form Electronic book
Author Rand, Sebastian
Jeannerod, Marc
ISBN 9780823229543