Mind Brain Behavior

Author: Martin Carrier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110128765
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Mind Brain Behavior from the Author: Martin Carrier.

Mind Brain And Behaviour

Author: İlham Dilman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415000062
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Mind Brain And Behaviour from the Author: İlham Dilman.

Mind Brain Body And Behavior

Author: Ingrid G. Farreras
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586034719
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Mind Brain Body And Behavior from the Author: Ingrid G. Farreras. Provides insights not only into the work of the National Institutes of Health, but the relationship between institutional and governmental structures and the manner in which they influenced the direction taken by individual scientists. The recollections of the individuals in the intramural program juxtaposed alongside whatever primary sources have survived also provide an equally fascinating contrast. It provides a perspective that can illuminate contemporary policy debates about the nature and direction of biomedical and social science research as well as the relationships between government and science.

Matter Of Mind

Author: Kenneth M. Heilman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195144902
Size: 65.39 MB
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Matter Of Mind from the Author: Kenneth M. Heilman. Little or no knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required to understand the book, so that patients with brain diseases, and their families, will also find it valuable."--BOOK JACKET.

Psychological Science

Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393931198
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Psychological Science from the Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga. A dynamic, student-centered textbook that brings together the science of psychology and the science of learning.

Psychological Governance And Public Policy

Author: Jessica Pykett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131739660X
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Psychological Governance And Public Policy from the Author: Jessica Pykett. There have been significant developments in the state of psychological, neuroscientific and behavioural scientific knowledge relating to the human mind, brain, action and decision-making over the past two decades. These developments have influenced public policy making and popular culture in the UK and elsewhere – through policies and emerging social practices focussed on behavioural change, happiness, wellbeing, therapy, resilience and character. Yet little attention has been paid to examining the wider political and ethical significance of the widespread use of psychological governance techniques. There is a pressing and recognised need to address the behaviour change agenda in relation to how our cultural ideas about the brain, mind, behaviour and self are changing. This book provides a critical account of existing forms of psychological governance in relation to public policy. It asks whether we can speak of a co-ordinated and novel shift in governance or, rather, whether these trends are more simply pragmatic policy tools based on advances in scientific evidence. With contributions from leading scholars across the social sciences from the UK, the USA and Canada, chapters identify practical, political and research challenges posed by the current policy enthusiasm for particular branches of affective neuroscience, behavioural economics, positive psychology and happiness economics. The core focus of this book is to investigate the ways in which knowledge about the mind, brain and behaviour has informed the methods and techniques of governance and to explore the implications of this for shaping citizen identity and social practice. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers interested and working within geography, economics, sociology, psychology, politics and cultural studies.


Author: Brian Hare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191044202
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Bonobos from the Author: Brian Hare. Along with the chimpanzee, the bonobo is one of our two closest living relatives. Their relatively narrow geographic range (south of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo) combined with the political instability of that region, has made their scientific study extremely difficult. In contrast, there are dozens of wild and captive sites where research has been conducted for decades with chimpanzees. Because data on bonobos has been so hard to obtain and so few high-quality publications have existed, the majority of researchers have treated chimpanzee data as being representative of both species. However, this misconception is now rapidly changing. With the end of the major conflict in the DRC and a growing community of bonobos living in zoos and sanctuaries, there has been an explosion of scientific interest in the bonobo with dozens of high impact publications focusing on this fascinating species. This research has revealed exactly how unique bonobos are in their brains and behavior, and reminds us why it is so important that we redouble our efforts to protect the few remaining wild populations of this iconic and highly endangered great ape species.

An Odyssey Through The Brain Behavior And The Mind

Author: C. H. Vanderwolf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402073458
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An Odyssey Through The Brain Behavior And The Mind from the Author: C. H. Vanderwolf. Much of contemporary behavioral or cognitive neuroscience is concerned with discovering the neural basis of psychological processes such as attention, cognition, consciousness, perception, and memory. In sharp divergence from this field, An Odyssey Through the Brain, Behavior and the Mind can be regarded as an elaborate demonstration that the large scale features of brain electrical activity are related to sensory and motor processes in various ways but are not organised in accordance with conventional psychological concepts. It is argued that much of the traditional lore concerning the mind is based on prescientific philosophical assumptions and has little relevance to brain function. The first ten chapters of An Odyssey Through the Brain, Behavior and the Mind give a personal account of how the various discoveries that gave rise to these views came to be made. This is followed by discussions of brain organization in relation to behavior, learning and memory, sleep and consciousness, and the general problem of the mind.

Mind Brain And Education In Reading Disorders

Author: Kurt W. Fischer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139463977
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Mind Brain And Education In Reading Disorders from the Author: Kurt W. Fischer. One of the key topics for establishing meaningful links between brain sciences and education is the development of reading. How does biology constrain learning to read? How does experience shape the development of reading skills? How does research on biology and behaviour connect to the ways that schools, teachers and parents help children learn to read, particularly in the face of disabilities that interfere with learning? This book addresses these questions and illuminates why reading disorders have been hard to identify, how recent research has established a firm base of knowledge about the cognitive neuroscience of reading problems and the learning tools for overcoming them, and finally, what the future holds for relating mind, brain and education to understanding reading difficulties. Connecting knowledge from neuroscience, genetics, cognitive science, child development, neuropsychology and education, this book will be of interest to both academic researchers and graduate students.