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- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
From a leading neuroscience researcher, an exploration of the neural basis of optimism, and how the brain simulates the future. How does the brain generate hope? How does it trick us into moving forward? What happens when it fails? How do the brains of optimists differ from those of pessimists? Psychologists have long been aware that most people tend... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 22.93
Waterlemon is the true story of a sudden unwelcome interruption to an ordinary happy life. One perfect spring day, when newspaper columnist Ruth Ritchie was playing at home with her three-month-old baby, she received the call that her husband had been in a road accident, and was being airlifted to hospital. Waterlemon charts the days, months... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00
Higher-Order (HO) theories of consciousness have in common the idea that what makes a mental state conscious is that it is the object of some kind of higher-order representation. This volume presents fourteen previously unpublished essays both defending and criticizing this approach to the problem of consciousness. It is the first anthology devoted... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 15.99
In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Despite her flapping arms and shaking legs, she continued to speak clearly and was able to finish her speech. It was as if she had... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 135.00
Consciousness lies at the core of being human. Therefore, to understand ourselves, we need a theory of consciousness. In Sisyphus's Boulder , Eric Dietrich and Valerie Hardcastle argue that we will never get such a theory because consciousness has an essential property that prevents it from ever being explained. Consequently, philosophical debates... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 102.00
Sleep and wakefulness undergo important changes with age. Awakening, a crucial event in the sleep-wake rhythm, is a transition implying complex physiological mechanisms. Its involvement in sleep disturbances is also well known. This collective volume is the first attempt to systematically approach awakening across development.A methodological section... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 102.00
This interdisciplinary work contains the most sustained attempt at developing and defending one of the few genuine theories of consciousness. Following the lead of David Rosenthal, the author argues for the so-called 'higher-order thought theory of consciousness'. This theory holds that what makes a mental state conscious is the presence of a suitable... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 79.95
Neuropsychologische Diagnostik und Therapie in der Psychiatrie und klinischen PsychologieLautenbacher und Gauggel stellen den State-of-the-Art neuropsychologischen Wissens bei psychischen Störungen zusammen:Was muss ich als Psychologe/Psychiater über die Neuropsychologie psychischer Störungen wissen?Welche Dysfunktionen gibt es bezüglich Kognition,... more...