Brain-challenged self and self-changed brain: The central impasse in consciousness studies. (NIAS Working Paper No.WP1-2010)

Menon, Sangeetha (2010) Brain-challenged self and self-changed brain: The central impasse in consciousness studies. (NIAS Working Paper No.WP1-2010). Working Paper. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

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    Abstract: The brain is arguably the most important part of the human body studied to understand the working of sensation, emotion, and consciousness. The single unit of information and experience that connects sensation, emotion, and consciousness is agreed to be the "self". There are two major streams of discussion on the self. Self is debated as a cognitive concept that helps tie the missing ends between the physical and psychological functions; and, the self is argued to be the locus of conscious experience. However the different the arguments for these two positions are, it is agreed that human behaviours, attitudes emotions are intricately tied to neural structures on one side, and the indivisible experiential self on the other. Brian and self are the common threads that are used by neuropsychiatry, neuropharmacology, and philosophy to get some hold on one of the most intractable problems of humankind, namely, "consciousness".
    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Copyright belongs to the Publisher
    Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Working Papers
    Divisions: Schools > Humanities
    Depositing User: D K Manjunath
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 06:18
    Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 06:18
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/453

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