The Resource Beyond the conscious mind : unlocking the secrets of the self, Thomas R. Blakeslee

Beyond the conscious mind : unlocking the secrets of the self, Thomas R. Blakeslee

Label
Beyond the conscious mind : unlocking the secrets of the self
Title
Beyond the conscious mind
Title remainder
unlocking the secrets of the self
Statement of responsibility
Thomas R. Blakeslee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Nobel Prize-winning work of Roger Sperry revolutionized our understanding of human consciousness by proving that separate thinking and knowledge could exist in the left and right halves of the brain. Now, popular science writer Thomas Blakeslee - author of the highly acclaimed The Right Brain - takes us to a new level of understanding based on the theory of neural Darwinism by Gerald Edelman, another Nobel Prize winner. Blakeslee explains that our neurons spontaneously organize into hundreds of groups called modules that compete to respond to every situation in our lives - from reading this paragraph to falling in love. A vast preponderance of this activity operates outside of our conscious awareness
  • One of the most important, yet problematic of these modules is the one that rules our conscious thoughts - the self module. Planning, introspection, and interpreting behavior are among its chief specialties. However, just as a press secretary invents plausible explanations for a President's decision - without being privy to the real reasons - our self module often fabricates an explanation for our behavior when, in fact, it actually doesn't know our true motives. Since we accept its stories as true, it gives us a false sense of conscious control over all our actions and a distorted sense of reality. This distortion leads to many of the conflicts and misunderstandings that plague our relationships and work lives. Beyond the Conscious Mind helps each of us tap into and harness the natural creativity and talents of our whole mind. It is only by balancing our conscious mind with the wellspring of ideas in our unconscious that we can reach our full potential
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blakeslee, Thomas R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.B57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self
  • Self-perception
  • Schemas (Psychology)
  • Left and right (Psychology)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Left and right (Psychology)
  • Schemas (Psychology)
  • Self
  • Self-perception
  • Thought and thinking
  • Selbst
Label
Beyond the conscious mind : unlocking the secrets of the self, Thomas R. Blakeslee
Link
https://archive.org/details/beyondconsciousm00blak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Self-Organizing Mind -- Ch. 2. Getting to Know Your Self Module -- Ch. 3. Time and Consciousness -- Ch. 4. Memory Illusions -- Ch. 5. Other Concepts of Self -- Ch. 6. False Beliefs -- Ch. 7. Hypnosis and Other Altered States -- Ch. 8. Psychotherapy and Multiple Personalities -- Ch. 9. The Infant Brain -- Ch. 10. Nonverbal Thinking -- Ch. 11. Love -- Merging the Self -- Ch. 12. The Empty Self -- Appendix One: The Cognitive Revolution -- Appendix Two: A Summary of Conclusions
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9780306452628
Lccn
96003314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34244457
  • (OCoLC)ocm34244457
Label
Beyond the conscious mind : unlocking the secrets of the self, Thomas R. Blakeslee
Link
https://archive.org/details/beyondconsciousm00blak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Self-Organizing Mind -- Ch. 2. Getting to Know Your Self Module -- Ch. 3. Time and Consciousness -- Ch. 4. Memory Illusions -- Ch. 5. Other Concepts of Self -- Ch. 6. False Beliefs -- Ch. 7. Hypnosis and Other Altered States -- Ch. 8. Psychotherapy and Multiple Personalities -- Ch. 9. The Infant Brain -- Ch. 10. Nonverbal Thinking -- Ch. 11. Love -- Merging the Self -- Ch. 12. The Empty Self -- Appendix One: The Cognitive Revolution -- Appendix Two: A Summary of Conclusions
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9780306452628
Lccn
96003314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34244457
  • (OCoLC)ocm34244457

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