On Thinking

Description

Despite promising progress in various branches of the neurosciences, still comparatively little is known regarding what actually happens in the human brain when we think. This seems quite paradoxical as thinking is certainly the most complex, fascinating, and characteristic capability of human beings. In addition, thinking is also of rapidly growing practical relevance, both in terms of coping with increasingly complex challenges and in terms of becoming the core value-creating process in an increasingly knowledge-based economy.

The new book series On Thinking, edited by the Parmenides Foundation, is conceived a medium for making current insights and findings, as well as ongoing discussions and exchanges accessible to a broader audience within and outside the scientific community.