Get this audio book:

Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Georg Northoff
This Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon
This Publisher: Gildan Media

Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind by Georg Northoff

Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind

Learning from the Unwell Brain

by Georg Northoff

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs. 27 Min.


Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind.

Can we "see" or "find" consciousness in the brain? How can we create working definitions of consciousness and subjectivity, informed by what contemporary research and technology have taught us about how the brain works? How do neuronal processes in the brain relate to our experience of a personal identity? Where does the brain end and the mind begin?

To explore these and other questions, esteemed philosopher and neuroscientist Georg Northoff turns to examples of unhealthy minds. By investigating consciousness through its absence - in people in vegetative states, for example - we can develop a model for understanding its presence in an active, healthy person. By examining instances of distorted self-recognition in people with psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, we can begin to understand how the experience of "self" is established in a stable brain.

Taking an integrative approach to understanding the self, consciousness, and what it means to be mentally healthy, this audiobook brings insights from neuroscience to bear on philosophical questions. Listeners will find a science-grounded examination of the human condition with far-reaching implications for psychology, medicine, our daily lives, and beyond.

People Who Liked Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind Also Liked These Titles:
  How to Live a Good Life
by Massimo Pigliucci

by Henry David Thoreau