All in the Mind?

All in the Mind?

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Many people believe that the findings of neuroscience refute all religous belief, and that any religious experiences are simply the products of abnormal brain events, such as epilepsy. But does the evidence back up such claims? Not according to Peter Clarke, a neuroscientist. In this comprehensive study of the facts, Clarke looks at how the brain works, what it means to be human, the nature of free will, near death experiences, and the idea of a soul. He takes on the leading thinkers in this area, including Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sigmund Freud, Sam Harris and Daniel WegnerFigure 3.5 explains a famous wiring diagram proposed by Hubel and Wiesel in 1962 for simple neurons. ... If you start reading a book in the garden at noon and continue till the evening, the light intensity may diminish by a factor of more than a thousand, ... Recordings from the visual cortices of cats and monkeys indicate that orientation-sensitive adaptation effects such as this are due to the fatiguing of anbsp;...

Title:All in the Mind?
Author:Peter Clarke
Publisher:Lion Books - 2015-05-15


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