The Mind: Consciousness, Prediction, and the Brain

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MIT Press, Sep 1, 2020 - Science - 264 pages
An accessible and engaging account of the mind and its connection to the brain.

The mind encompasses everything we experience, and these experiences are created by the brain--often without our awareness. Experience is private; we can't know the minds of others. But we also don't know what is happening in our own minds. In this book, E. Bruce Goldstein offers an accessible and engaging account of the mind and its connection to the brain. He takes as his starting point two central questions--what is the mind? and what is consciousness?--and leads readers through topics that range from conceptions of the mind in popular culture to the wiring system of the brain. Throughout, he draws on the latest research, explaining its significance and relevance.


Introduction to the Mind
Consciousness and Experience
The Hidden Mind
Perceiving and Acting
Language Music Memory
Dynamic Highways of the Mind
Further Reading
Subject Index

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E. Bruce Goldstein is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and currently teaches courses about the mind for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona. An award-winning textbook writer, he is the author of Sensation and Perception (now in its tenth edition) and Cognitive Psychology (now in its fifth edition).

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