Book 2007

The Rosetta Stone of the Human Mind

Three languages to integrate neurobiology and psychology


ISBN: 978-0-387-33644-2 (Print) 978-0-387-33645-9 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Learning the Languages

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-14

      Humanity’s Search for Mind and the Subject: A Brief Review of the Evolution of Neuropsychobiology

    3. Chapter

      Pages 15-26

      An “Ideographic,” Suprapersonal Language of Rules and Universal Symbols: Alwyn Scott and Nonlinear Dynamics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 27-32

      A “Demotic,” First-Person Language of the Individual and the Social System: Apuleius and the Myth of Psyche

    5. Chapter

      Pages 33-43

      The Language of the Objective Observer: Gerald Edelman and Neurodarwinism: Antonio Damasio and the Feeling of Knowing

  3. Seeking the Understanding

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45

    2. Chapter

      Pages 47-57


    3. Chapter

      Pages 59-69

      The Unconscious

    4. Chapter

      Pages 71-78

      The Database

    5. Chapter

      Pages 79-89


    6. Chapter

      Pages 91-99

      The Neural/Mental Gap: Intuition, Self and Ego, a Trilingual Map

  4. Applying the Knowledge

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

    2. Chapter

      Pages 103-114

      The Three Languages and Science: A New Scientific Paradigm?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 115-125

      The Three Languages and Treatment

    4. Chapter

      Pages 127-134

      The Psychotherapeutic Dialogue: Intersubjectivity

    5. Chapter

      Pages 135-145

      The Role of a New Science for Psyche Upon Society and Culture

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 147-163