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Four Questions on Visual Self-recognition

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us care about our own appearance: we spend some of each day in front of mirrors, invest our hard-earned money on grooming ourselves for both business and pleasure, and are increasingly prone to taking ‘selfies’. The basis of such behaviours is self-recognition, the process of identifying ...

Frontiers in Neuroethics

Neuroethics is a recent field of study with an increasingly widening scope. More than any other, such a discipline could act as a central aggregator for the new knowledge on human beings that is emerging from contemporary neuroscience and its very relevant ethical, social and legal implications.This volume provides an updated overv...

Minding Dolls

This book explores the symbolic relationship between the self and the object. Specifically, in terms of “my objectified being”, in which the original physical nature of the “thing” includes its being alive, but loses this phenomenological quality in a sense as one’s “own” personal meaning comes to imbue it. Here, the “thing” is a l...

Looking for the Ancient Greeks

This book is a response to Antonio Damasio’s Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow and the Feeling Brain. Damasio, a prominent neuroscientist, begins by explaining what the latest discoveries in the neurosciences tell us about human psychology. He rejects the two prominent models of human psychology since the Western Enlightenment, the ...

The Neurolinguistic Approach (NLA) for Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages

Since its inception in Canada in 1998 as a method for teaching French as a second language in a school setting, the Neurolinguistic Approach to second-language acquisition (NLA) has expanded to several countries and is now also applied to teaching adults. Based on research in the neurosciences, psychology, and sociology, the NLA fo...

An Integrated Approach to Neuroscience

This text provides detailed information about the salient topics typically covered in a traditional introductory neuroscience course, offering a basic overview of brain anatomy and physiology, from molecules to the mind, in a concise, readable format, without a substantial amount of peripheral information. This allows the reader to...

On Theory

This book provides value to anyone interested in theory—for understanding why it exists, why it exists in the form it does, what it is (and what it is not), how to do it and when and where, and the responsibilities it entails. It is useful for those studying theory (or the philosophy of science), for those writing theory, for those critiquing theory, and for those trying to understand and apply theory. The book provides perspective in this ‘thing’ (theory) that is ubiquitous, species-differentiating, and yet deeply flawed in many ways—the thing that undergirds humanity’s greatest successes and continued failures. It demystifies the heart of ‘science’, while unifying the ‘sciences’ in terms of goals and duties.