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Published: 02 May 2002

224 Pages | 27 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195152425

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Altered Egos

How the Brain Creates the Self

Todd E. Feinberg

One of the great "unsolved mysteries" is how the brain creates the subjective sense of a unifies self. In Altered Egos Feinberg, a psychiatrist and neurologist, addresses this question by considering how the guman brain functions--and malfunctions--in patients with neurological perturbations of the self. He goes on to present a new theory of the self that links the brain with unique characteristics of the mind, such as meaning, purpose, and being. He explains why the self and the mind are uniquely personal constituents of the life of the individual.

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