The Rosetta Stone of the Human Mind

Three languages to integrate neurobiology and psychology

  • Vincenzo R. Sanguineti

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Introduction

The study of the brain-mind complex has been hampered by the dichotomy between objective biological neuroscience and subjective psychological science, based on speculative topographic models and psychodynamics formulations. The two antithetical avenues of research, premises, and dynamic hypotheses, have evolved in a polarization of neuroscience. This is partly responsible for the failure to unravel the transformation of neural events into mental images: how matter becomes imagination, and vice versa. The Rosetta Stone to the Human Mind: Three Languages to Integrate Neurobiology and Psychology illustrates how the simultaneous use of these two approaches enriches the understanding of the neural and mental realms, and adds new dimensions to our perception of neuropsychological events; how the two different scientific metaphors are similar in what they describe; and how the awareness and application of these perspectives are helpful in getting a deeper theoretical grasp on major mental events, better understanding single minds, and formulating a more integrated therapeutic intervention.

Keywords

Intuition evolution feeling intervention neurobiology neuroscience perception psychodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo R. Sanguineti
    • 1
  1. 1.Jefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-33645-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33644-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-33645-9
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