The Private Life of the Brain: Emotions, Consciousness, and the Secret of the Self
How does the human brain produce your private world?
Critically acclaimed neuroscientist and author Susan Greenfield, who holds the prestigious position of Director of the Royal Institution in England, weaves together a thought-provoking examination of childhood experiences, primal emotions, such as fear and euphoria, and the effects drugs have on our personalities to probe the most intriguing mystery facing today’s scientists: How does the human brain create consciousness and a unique sense of self?
In this absorbing, lyrical exploration, Dr. Greenfield presents a provocative new theory that treats emotions as the building blocks of our consciousness and provides an illuminating glimpse into the human brain that reveals the astonishing essence of who we are.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharlesFerdinand - LibraryThing
The author essentially tries to build a model of the brain, in which the various states of consciousness correspond with various configurations of neurons within the brain. This does seem convincing ... Read full review
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE BRAIN: Emotions, Consciousness, and the Secret of the SelfUser Review - Kirkus
A neuroscientist's musings on how physiology and experience interact and intertwine to define an individual. Greenfield (The Human Brain, not reviewed) mounts a strong argument that to understand the ... Read full review