Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

By: Joseph LeDoux

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In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons--the brain's synapses--are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. Exploring the functioning of memory, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.

Title: Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

Author Name: Joseph LeDoux

Categories: On Hold,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 0142001783

ISBN Number 13: 9780142001783

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 001582


Keywords: Cognitive Science, Personality, Self, Neuropsychology, Philosophical Anthropology, Physiology of Nerves and Sense Organs