By Todd E. Feinberg

ISBN-10: 019513625X

ISBN-13: 9780195136258

ISBN-10: 0195152425

ISBN-13: 9780195152425

It can be the inner most secret of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience: how does the mind unite to create the self, the subjective "I"? In Altered Egos, Dr. Todd Feinberg offers a brand new idea of the self, in line with his first-hand event as either a psychiatrist and neurologist.

Feinberg first introduces the reader to dozens of fascinating situations of sufferers whose issues have led to what he calls "altered egos": a transformation within the mind that transforms the limits of the self. He describes sufferers that suffer from "alien hand syndrome" the place one hand may possibly assault the patient's personal throat, sufferers with frontal lobe harm who invent superb tales approximately their lives, paralyzed sufferers who reject and disown one in every of their limbs. Feinberg argues that the mind harm suffered via those humans has performed extra than just impair definite functions--it has fragmented their feel of self. After illustrating how those sufferers offer a window into the self and the brain, the writer offers a brand new version of the self that hyperlinks the workings of the mind with designated and private gains of the brain, akin to which means, function, and being. Drawing on his personal and different proof, Feinberg explains how the unified self, whereas no longer positioned in a single or one other mind quarter, arises out of the superb complexity and variety of the brain's part elements.

Lucid, insightful, choked with attention-grabbing case stories and provocative new principles, Altered Egos offers to alter the best way we take into consideration human realization and the construction and upkeep of human id.

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