Advertisement

Your Psychological Self

  • Patrik LindenforsEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Cooperation between neurons is described, giving rise to our “psychological selves”. The process according to which the brain grows is outlined. It is made clear that parts can be removed from the brain without removing our core “selves”. Is there even a core? Also, the point is made that the brain only is our “hardware” and that the discussion of our “software” in later chapters will be crucial for a more complete picture.

Keywords

Nerve Cell Chinese Character Nerve Impulse Chinese Person Scientific World View 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Azevedo, F. A. C., Carvalho, L. R. B., Grinberg, L. T., Farfel, J. M., Ferretti, R. E. L., Leite, R. E. P., et al. (2009). Equal numbers of neuronal and nonneuronal cells make the human brain an isometrically scaled-up primate brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 513, 532–541.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Churchland, P. (1998). Brainshy: Nonneural theories of conscious experience. In S.R. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & E.C. Scott (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness: The second Tuscan discussions and Debates (pp. 109–126). MIT Press.Google Scholar
  3. Crick, F. H. C. (1994). The astonishing hypothesis: The scientific search for the soul. Scribner reprint edition.Google Scholar
  4. Deacon, T. W. (1997). The symbolic species: The co-evolution of language and the human brain. Allen Lane: The Penguin Press.Google Scholar
  5. Dennett, D. C. (1992). Consciousness explained. London: Penguin Books.Google Scholar
  6. Edelman, G. (1987). Neural darwinism: The theory of neuronal group selection. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  7. Minsky, M. (1988). Society of mind. New York: Simon and Shuster.Google Scholar
  8. Penrose, R. (1989). The Emperor’s new mind: Concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Rowling, J. K. (2007). Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. London: Bloomsbury.Google Scholar
  10. Searle, J. (1980). Minds, brains and programs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3, 417–457.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Turing, A. (1950). Computing machinery and intelligence. Mind LIX, 236, 433–460.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Cultural EvolutionStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Personalised recommendations