By Todd E. Feinberg
It can be the inner most secret of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience: how does the mind unite to create the self, the subjective "I"? In Altered Egos, Dr. Todd Feinberg provides a brand new idea of the self, in accordance with his first-hand adventure as either a psychiatrist and neurologist.
Feinberg first introduces the reader to dozens of exciting situations of sufferers whose issues have ended in what he calls "altered egos": a metamorphosis within the mind that transforms the limits of the self. He describes sufferers who are suffering from "alien hand syndrome" the place one hand could assault the patient's personal throat, sufferers with frontal lobe harm who invent marvelous tales approximately their lives, paralyzed sufferers who reject and disown one in every of their limbs. Feinberg argues that the mind harm suffered by means of those humans has performed extra than just impair sure functions--it has fragmented their experience of self. After illustrating how those sufferers supply a window into the self and the brain, the writer provides a brand new version of the self that hyperlinks the workings of the mind with specified and private positive factors of the brain, akin to that means, function, and being. Drawing on his personal and different proof, Feinberg explains how the unified self, whereas now not situated in a single or one other mind area, arises out of the incredible complexity and variety of the brain's part elements.
Lucid, insightful, jam-packed with interesting case stories and provocative new principles, Altered Egos supplies to alter the way in which we take into consideration human attention and the production and upkeep of human id.
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