The Lost Self: Pathologies Of The Brain And Identity

Hardcover | December 15, 2005

EditorTodd E. Feinberg, Julian Paul Keenan

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The Lost Self :Pathologies of the Brain and Identity is an in-depth exploration of one of the most mysterious and controversial topics in neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and psychology-namely, the search for the biological basis of the self. The book is a guide to understanding how thebrain creates who we are, and what happens when things go wrong. For the first time in a single volume, some of the foremost experts in the fields of philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, neurology, and psychology join together to explore the neurobiology of the self. They first lay the foundationfor an understanding of the topic. Then they provide fascinating and detailed accounts of how the self is transformed in patients with brain lesions, autism, and dementia, as well as in drug induced states, during meditation, and while dreaming. Their analysis of these disorders and states is usedas a springboard toward a deeper understanding of how a brain creates a self. This fascinating volume will be invaluable to neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and philosophers of mind, and to their students and trainees.

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The Lost Self :Pathologies of the Brain and Identity is an in-depth exploration of one of the most mysterious and controversial topics in neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and psychology-namely, the search for the biological basis of the self. The book is a guide to understanding how thebrain creates who we are, and what happens wh...

Todd E. Feinberg is at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Julian Paul Keenan is at Montclair State University, New Jersey.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. IntroductionTodd E. Feinberg and Julian Paul Keenan: 2. The Self as a Problem in Philosophy and Neurobiology John R. Searle (University of California, Berkeley): 3. Seth J. Gillihan and Martha J. Farah (University of Pennsylvania, both): The Cognitive Neuroscience of the Self: Insights from Functional Neuroimaging of the Normal Brain4. Todd E. Feinberg: Neural Hierarchies and the Self5. Donald T. Stuss, R. Shayna Rosenbaum, Sarah Malcolm, William Christiana, and Julian P Keenan (DS, RR: University of Toronto; SM, WC: Montclair State University): The Frontal Lobes and Self-Awareness6. Esther Fujiwara and Hans J. Markowitsch (EF: University of Toronto; HM: University of Bielefeld, Germany): 7. Georg Goldenberg (Krankenhaus Munchen Bogenhause, Germany): 8. Todd E. Feinberg, John DeLuca, Joseph T Giacino, David M. Roane, Marc Solms (JL: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School; JG: Seton Hall University; DR: Albert Einstein College of Medicine; MS: University of Capetown, South Africa: Right Hemisphere Pathology and the Self: Delusional Misidentification andReduplication9. Karen Spangenberg Postal (Neuropsychology Consultants): The Mirror Sign Delusional Misidentification Symptom10. William W. Seeley and Bruce L. Miller (University of California, San Francisco, both): Disorders of the Self in Dementia11. Simon Baron-Cohen (Cambridge University): Autism - 'autos': literally, a total focus on the self?12. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London): Recognizing the Sensory Consequences of One's own Actions and Delusions of Control13. Hedy Kober, Alysa Ray, Sukhvinder Obhi, Kevin Guise and Julian Paul Keenan (HK: Columbia University; AR: George Washington University; SO: University of Western Ontario; KG: Montclair State University): The Neurological Correlates of Depersonalization: A Disorder of Self-Awareness14. Antti Revonsuo (University of Turku, Finland): The Self in Dreams15. Roy J. Mathew (Texas Tech Health Sciences Center): Psychoactive Agents and the Self16. Hans C. Lou and Troels W. Kjaer (HL: Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark; TK: Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark): Meditation and the Self17. J. Allan Hobson (Harvard Medical School): The Enduring Self: A First Person Account of Brain Insult Survival

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"...very interesting anthology.... a very good read." --PsycCRITIQUES/I