How Brains Think (Science Masters)

How Brains Think Science Masters What constitutes consciousness or intelligence This is a question that has proved to philosophers to be an intellectual dead end Now William Calvin by looking closely at animal and human intelligence

  • Title: How Brains Think (Science Masters)
  • Author: William H. Calvin
  • ISBN: 9780753802007
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • What constitutes consciousness or intelligence This is a question that has proved to philosophers to be an intellectual dead end Now William Calvin, by looking closely at animal and human intelligence and a wide range of evolutionary evidence, has broken new ground that will help us understand mental illness and illuminate the whole notion of what it is to be a person.CaWhat constitutes consciousness or intelligence This is a question that has proved to philosophers to be an intellectual dead end Now William Calvin, by looking closely at animal and human intelligence and a wide range of evolutionary evidence, has broken new ground that will help us understand mental illness and illuminate the whole notion of what it is to be a person.Calvin begins by asking what intelligence is He moves to the Why of intelligence, where evidence from chimpanzees is important, before coming to the all important How of intelligence, the cerebral codes and Darwinian processes that operate within seconds to produce intelligent thought and action.

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    1. A book about intelligence and the adjacent processes that helped evolve it in human beings, as well as animals. Very interesting. Useful for someone who studies psychology.

    2. Calvin can sometimes be a tough read for non-neurologists, but this book makes “thinking about thinking” easy to comprehend. He’s more like an Oliver Sacks than a Daniel Dennett, who tends to entangle the reader in a web of cryptic theory. Calvin says, “Intelligence is what we do when we don’t know what to do” (which sort of reminds me of Eno’s aphorism “Culture is everything we don’t have to do”) Calvin uses music as a way to explain how the brain works--that it is something [...]

    3. Discovered: In Larry Schultz's SELF-THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY in the chapter on deficits of awareness.**Note: from what I can tell, the 2013 Kindle version is merely the digitalization of the 1994 text, not an updated edition. I discovered this title referenced in Larry Schultz's SELF-THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY in the exercise on deficits of self-awareness. This title, intended for lay people, is now 20 years old but still offers some pertinent insights. His exploration of consc [...]

    4. I started out really loving this book, but I liked it less as it went on. The author's vanity started to come through a little too much. He belittled a lot of people, and even at one point took a shot at one of his previous reviewers. It was an interesting premise, and he seemed to know about how a lot of different fields related to his, although he got a bit of the climate science wrong. My favorite part about this was reading Jonas' notes while I read (the ones that were in English, anyway).

    5. Discovered: In Larry Schultz's SELF-THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY in the chapter on deficits of awareness.**Note: from what I can tell, the 2013 Kindle version is merely the digitalization of the 1994 text, not an updated edition.

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