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The Resource Root of thought : reflections on neuroscience, Henry Kong

Root of thought : reflections on neuroscience, Henry Kong

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Root of thought : reflections on neuroscience
Title
Root of thought
Title remainder
reflections on neuroscience
Statement of responsibility
Henry Kong
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Language
eng
Summary
Consciousness is a clever adaptation for life as a social ape. But like all adaptations, it has its limits. Lion claws and butterfly wings are made of tissue and proteins that require proper diet and maintenance to keep their integrity. Likewise, a fully functioning conscious system is a phenomenon that requires a well-nourished neural substrate to keep it going. It is important to point out that a healthy brain is necessary but not sufficient for consciousness, because not all of the brain is conscious. There are great swaths of brain that are crucially important for maintaining the vegetative functions of homeostasis such as breathing, heartbeat, temperature, and sleep. With a hundred billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses, the brain is the most complex adaptation known. Yet we know shockingly little about how it enables the human mind to become conscious, make decisions, believe in God, and behave morally. However, recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary psychology are beginning to revolutionize old conceptions of nature and nurture, reason and passion, and automatic versus willfully chosen actions. Root of Thought will take readers on a remarkable journey through the landscape of the mind in search of its biological basis
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Kong, Henry
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Thought and thinking
  • Decision making
  • Brain
  • Mind and body
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adult
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Root of thought : reflections on neuroscience, Henry Kong
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multicolored
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MWT12072642
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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9781450222686
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12072642
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remote
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12072642
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Root of thought : reflections on neuroscience, Henry Kong
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12072642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781450222686
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12072642
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12072642
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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