Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind Book

Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind

  • Author : Rajendra Badgaiyan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128163764

Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind Excerpt :

Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind includes novel concepts and insights on the brain mechanisms that control nonconscious mental functions, some of which were developed in the author’s laboratory. The book describes neuroscience of conventional nonconscious mental functions, along with not so conventional functions like creativity, hypnosis and extrasensory perception, thus making it a very unique reference. This thought provoking book for students of mind, brain and consciousness will help explain concepts and introduce the science behind the nonconscious. Explains how the brain controls nonconscious cognition and behavior Describes how the nonconscious mind helps us make smart decisions Includes historical perspectives and interesting experiments on nonconscious cognition Presents novel, thought provoking ideas concerning neural signal processing Describes situations where the nonconscious mind is smarter than the conscious mind

The Development of the Unconscious Mind  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology  Book

The Development of the Unconscious Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Author : Allan N. Schore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393712926

The Development of the Unconscious Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Excerpt :

An exploration of how the unconscious is formed and functions by one of our most renowned experts on emotion and the brain. This book traces the evolution of the concept of the unconscious from an intangible, metapsychological abstraction to a psychoneurobiological function of a tangible brain. An integration of current findings in the neurobiological and developmental sciences offers a deeper understanding of the dynamic mechanisms of the unconscious. The relevance of this reformulation to clinical work is a central theme of Schore's other new book, Right Brain Psychotherapy.

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious  Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology  Book

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Author : Efrat Ginot
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393710885

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Excerpt :

A scientific take on the still-central therapeutic concept of “the unconscious.” More than one hundred years after Freud began publishing some of his seminal theories, the concept of the unconscious still occupies a central position in many theoretical frameworks and clinical approaches. When trying to understand clients’ internal and interpersonal struggles it is almost inconceivable not to look for unconscious motivation, conflicts, and relational patterns. Clinicians also consider it a breakthrough to recognize how our own unconscious patterns have interacted with those of our clients. Although clinicians use concepts such as the unconscious and dissociation, in actuality many do not take into account the newly emerging neuropsychological attributes of nonconscious processes. As a result, assumptions and lack of clarity overtake information that can become central in our clinical work. This revolutionary book presents a new model of the unconscious, one that is continuing to emerge from the integration of neuropsychological research with clinical experience. Drawing from clinical observations of specific therapeutic cases, affect theory, research into cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological findings, the book presents an expanded picture of nonconscious processes. The model moves from a focus on dissociated affects, behaviors, memories, and the fantasies that are unconsciously created, to viewing unconscious as giving expression to whole patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving, patterns that are so integrated and entrenched as to make them our personality traits. Topics covered include: the centrality of subcortical regions, automaticity, repetition, and biased memory systems; role of the amygdala and its sensitivity to fears in shaping and coloring unconscious self-systems; self-narratives; therapeutic enactments; therapeutic resistance; defensive systems and narcissism; therapeutic approaches designed to utilize some of the new understandings reg

NeuroLogic Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Eliezer Sternberg
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307908780

NeuroLogic Excerpt :

A groundbreaking investigation of the brain’s hidden logic behind our strangest behaviors, and of how conscious and unconscious systems interact in order to create our experience and preserve our sense of self. From bizarre dreams and hallucinations to schizophrenia and multiple personalities, the human brain is responsible for a diverse spectrum of strange thoughts and behaviors. When observed from the outside, these phenomena are often written off as being just “crazy,” but what if they were actually planned and logical? NeuroLogic explores the brain’s internal system of reasoning, from its unconscious depths to conscious decision making, and illuminates how it explains our most outlandish as well as our most stereotyped behaviors. From sleepwalking murderers, contagious yawning, and the brains of sports fans to false memories, subliminal messages, and the secret of ticklishness, Dr. Eliezer Sternberg shows that there are patterns to the way the brain interprets the world—–patterns that fit the brain’s unique logic. Unraveling these patterns and the various ways they can be disturbed will not only alter our view of mental illness and supernatural experience, but will also shed light on the hidden parts of ourselves. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)

Consciousness Is the Universe  Conscious Awareness  Neuroscience  Quantum Physics Evolution  Development  Unconscious Mind Book

Consciousness Is the Universe Conscious Awareness Neuroscience Quantum Physics Evolution Development Unconscious Mind

  • Author : Rhawn Gabriel Joseph
  • Publisher : Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-09-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : 193802432X

Consciousness Is the Universe Conscious Awareness Neuroscience Quantum Physics Evolution Development Unconscious Mind Excerpt :

Chapter Contents 1. Freud, Jung, and the Collective Quantum Continuum of Cosmic Consciousness 6 2. How Consciousness Became the Universe 18 3. Awareness, the Origin of Thought, and the Role of Conscious Self-Deception in Resistance and Repression. 47 4. The Neuropsychology of Development: Hemispheric Laterality, Limbic Language, and the Origins of Thought 62 5. The Limbic System: Emotion, Laterality, and Unconscious Mind 99 6. Sex, Violence And Religious Experience 142 7. Origins of Thought: Consciousness, Language, Egocentric Speech and the Multiplicity of Mind 199 8. The Split Brain: Two Brains - Two Minds 222 9. Hunters, Gatherers, and the Evolution of Sex Differences in Language, Cognition, and Consciousness 259 10. Self Deception and Confabulation 315 11. The Neuroanatomy of Free Will: 326 12. Quantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind: Split-Brains, Fragmented Minds, Dissociation, Quantum Consciousness 349 13. Dissociation, Traumatic Stress, Dissociative Amnesia, Out-Of-Body Hallucinations, Flashbacks, PTSD, Catatonia, Paralytic Fear 385 14. Dreams and Hallucinations: Lifting the Veil to Multiple Perceptual Realities 432 15. Quantum Entanglement With the Future: Lincoln Dreams of His Assassination 464 16. Quantum Tunneling, LSD, Neuroscience, Doors of Perception 476 17. Paleolithic Cosmic Consciousness of the Cosmos 486 18. A Neuro-Cosmology of Death, Souls, Spirits, Rebirth, Astral Projection, Judgment Day, Hell, and the Second Death 515 19. Possession and Prophecy 577 20. Cosmology, The Uncertainty Principle, Wave Function, Probability, Entanglement, and Multiple Worlds 611 21. The Quantum Time Machine of Consciousness. Past Present Future Exist Simultaneously. 640 22. Consciousness of the Future: PreCognition, Premonition, Deja Vu 659 23. The Sixth Dimension: Dream Time, Precognition, Many Worlds 680 24. Accelerated Dream-Consciousness: Entangled Minds 703

The Unconscious Book

The Unconscious

  • Author : Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317416807

The Unconscious Excerpt :

The Unconscious explores the critical interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysis and contemporary cognitive neuroscience. Characterised by Freud as ‘the science of the unconscious mind’, psychoanalysis has traditionally been viewed as a solely psychological discipline. However recent developments in neuroscience, such as the use of neuroimaging techniques to investigate the working brain, have stimulated and intensified the dialogue between psychoanalysis and these related mental sciences. This book explores the relevance of these discussions for our understanding of unconscious mental processes. Chapters present clinical case studies of unconscious dynamics, alongside theoretical and scientific papers in key areas of current debate and development. These include discussions of the differences between conceptualisations of ‘the unconscious’ in psychoanalysis and cognitive science, whether the core concepts of psychoanalysis are still plausible in light of recent findings, and how such understandings of the unconscious are still relevant to treating patients in psychotherapy today. These questions are explored by leading interdisciplinary researchers as well as practising psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. This book aims to bridge the gap between psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience, to enable a better understanding of researchers’ and clinicians’ engagements with the key topic of the unconscious. It will be of key interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of psychoanalysis, cognitive science, neuroscience and traumatology. It will also appeal to practising psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and clinicians.

Beyond the Self Book

Beyond the Self

  • Author : Matthieu Ricard
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262536141

Beyond the Self Excerpt :

Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics. Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies on third-person knowledge in the form of scientific observation. In this book, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and Wolf Singer, a distinguished neuroscientist—close friends, continuing an ongoing dialogue—offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity. Ricard and Singer's wide-ranging conversation stages an enlightening and engaging encounter between Buddhism's wealth of experiential findings and neuroscience's abundance of experimental results. They discuss, among many other things, the difference between rumination and meditation (rumination is the scourge of meditation, but psychotherapy depends on it); the distinction between pure awareness and its contents; the Buddhist idea (or lack of one) of the unconscious and neuroscience's precise criteria for conscious and unconscious processes; and the commonalities between cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. Their views diverge (Ricard asserts that the third-person approach will never encounter consciousness as a primary experience) and converge (Singer points out that the neuroscientific understanding of perception as reconstruction is very like the Buddhist all-discriminating wisdom) but both keep their vision trained on understanding fundamental aspects of human life.

Subliminal Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings


  • Author : Leonard Mlodinow
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307472250

Subliminal Excerpt :

An examination of the ways in which the unconscious mind shapes everyday life traces recent scientific advances to reveal the pivotal role of the subliminal mind in influencing experiences and relationships. By the author of The Drunkard's Walk. 100,000 first printing.

Your Secret Mind Book

Your Secret Mind

  • Author : Rebecca Hall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429910173

Your Secret Mind Excerpt :

This book introduces the reader and student to the unconscious mind, the hidden treasures and dangers it holds. It contains some very basic, useful, and empirically supported facts from depth psychology, which allows everyone access to deeply hidden aspects of themselves.

The Age of Insight Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Age of Insight

  • Author : Eric Kandel
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400068715

The Age of Insight Excerpt :

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to art. At the turn of the century, Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe. Artists and scientists met in glittering salons, where they freely exchanged ideas that led to revolutionary breakthroughs in psychology, brain science, literature, and art. Kandel takes us into the world of Vienna to trace, in rich and rewarding detail, the ideas and advances made then, and their enduring influence today. The Vienna School of Medicine led the way with its realization that truth lies hidden beneath the surface. That principle infused Viennese culture and strongly influenced the other pioneers of Vienna 1900. Sigmund Freud shocked the world with his insights into how our everyday unconscious aggressive and erotic desires are repressed and disguised in symbols, dreams, and behavior. Arthur Schnitzler revealed women’s unconscious sexuality in his novels through his innovative use of the interior monologue. Gustav Klimt, Oscar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele created startlingly evocative and honest portraits that expressed unconscious lust, desire, anxiety, and the fear of death. Kandel tells the story of how these pioneers—Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele—inspired by the Vienna School of Medicine, in turn influenced the founders of the Vienna School of Art History to ask pivotal questions such as What does the viewer bring to a work of art? How does the beholder respond to it? These questions prompted new and ongoing discoveries in psychology and brain biology, leading to revelations about how we see and perceive, how we think and feel, and how we respond to and create works of art. Kandel, one of the leading scientific thinkers of our time, places these five

The Hidden Spring  A Journey to the Source of Consciousness Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Hidden Spring A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

  • Author : Mark Solms
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393542028

The Hidden Spring A Journey to the Source of Consciousness Excerpt :

A revelatory new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the center of mental life. For Mark Solms, one of the boldest thinkers in contemporary neuroscience, discovering how consciousness comes about has been a lifetime’s quest. Scientists consider it the "hard problem" because it seems an impossible task to understand why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain. Venturing into the elementary physics of life, Solms has now arrived at an astonishing answer. In The Hidden Spring, he brings forward his discovery in accessible language and graspable analogies. Solms is a frank and fearless guide on an extraordinary voyage from the dawn of neuropsychology and psychoanalysis to the cutting edge of contemporary neuroscience, adhering to the medically provable. But he goes beyond other neuroscientists by paying close attention to the subjective experiences of hundreds of neurological patients, many of whom he treated, whose uncanny conversations expose much about the brain’s obscure reaches. Most importantly, you will be able to recognize the workings of your own mind for what they really are, including every stray thought, pulse of emotion, and shift of attention. The Hidden Spring will profoundly alter your understanding of your own subjective experience.

Dreams  Neuroscience  and Psychoanalysis Book

Dreams Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis

  • Author : Keramat Movallali
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317512134

Dreams Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis Excerpt :

Dreams, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis sets out to give a scientific consistency to the question of time and find out how time determines brain functioning. Neurological investigations into dreams and sleep since the mid-20th century have challenged our scientific conception of living beings. On this basis, Kéramat Movallali reviews the foundations of modern neurophysiology in the light of other trends in this field that have been neglected by the cognitive sciences, trends that seem to be increasingly confirmed by recent research. The author begins by giving a historical view of fundamental questions such as the nature of the living being according to discoveries in ethology as well as in other research, especially that which is based on the theory of the reflex. It becomes clear in the process that these findings are consistent with the question of time as it has been considered in some major contemporary philosophies. This is then extended to the domain of dreams and sleep, as phenomena that are said to be elucidated by the question of time. The question is then raised: can dreaming be considered as a drive? Based on the Freudian discovery of the unconscious and Lacan’s teachings, Movallali seeks to provide a better understanding of the drives in general and dreams in particular. He explores neuroscience in terms of its development as well as its discoveries in the function of dreaming as an altered mode of consciousness. The challenge of confronting psychoanalysis with neuroscience forces us to go beyond their division and opposition. Psychoanalysis cannot overlook what has now become a worldwide scientific approach. Neuroscience, just like the cognitive sciences, will be further advanced by acknowledging the desiring dimension of humanity, which is at the very heart of its being as essentially related to the question of time. It is precisely this dimension that is at the core of psychoanalytic practice. Dreams, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis will appeal

A Skeptic s Guide to the Mind Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Skeptic s Guide to the Mind

  • Author : Robert A. Burton, M.D.
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250028402

A Skeptic s Guide to the Mind Excerpt :

What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world's greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a decent understanding of what the mind is or how it works. The gap between what the brain does and the mind experiences remains uncharted territory. Nevertheless, with powerful new tools such as the fMRI scan, neuroscience has become the de facto mode of explanation of behavior. Neuroscientists tell us why we prefer Coke to Pepsi, and the media trumpets headlines such as "Possible site of free will found in brain." Or: "Bad behavior down to genes, not poor parenting." Robert Burton believes that while some neuroscience observations are real advances, others are overreaching, unwarranted, wrong-headed, self-serving, or just plain ridiculous, and often with the potential for catastrophic personal and social consequences. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, he brings together clinical observations, practical thought experiments, personal anecdotes, and cutting-edge neuroscience to decipher what neuroscience can tell us – and where it falls woefully short. At the same time, he offers a new vision of how to think about what the mind might be and how it works. A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind is a critical, startling, and expansive journey into the mysteries of the brain and what makes us human.

Brain  Mind and Consciousness Book

Brain Mind and Consciousness

  • Author : Petr Bob
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 1461404363

Brain Mind and Consciousness Excerpt :

Neuropsychological research on the neural basis of behavior generally asserts that brain mechanisms ultimately suffice to explain all psychologically described phenomena. This assumption stems from the idea that the brain consists entirely of material particles and fields, and that all causal mechanisms relevant to neuroscience can be formulated solely in terms of properties of these elements. Contemporary basic physical theory differs from classic physics on the important matter of how consciousness of human agents enters into the structure of empirical phenomena. The new principles contradict the older idea that local mechanical processes alone account for the structure of all empirical data. Contemporary physical theory brings directly into the overall causal structure certain psychologically described choices made by human agents about how they will act. This key development in basic physical theory is applicable to neuroscience. This book explores this new framework.