The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness

The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness

John Brockman / Jul 20, 2019

The Mind Leading Scientists Explore the Brain Memory Personality and Happiness Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision education psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain Chicago Sun Times on This WillCha

  • Title: The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness
  • Author: John Brockman
  • ISBN: 9780062101563
  • Page: 382
  • Format: ebook
  • Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain Chicago Sun Times on This WillChange EverythingMarkingthe debut of a hard hitting new series from Edge and Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman delivers a cutting edge master class covering everythin Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain Chicago Sun Times on This WillChange EverythingMarkingthe debut of a hard hitting new series from Edge and Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman delivers a cutting edge master class covering everythingyou need to know about The Mind With original contributions by theworld s leading thinkers and scientists, including Steven Pinker, George Lakoff, Philip Zimbardo, V S Ramachandran, and others, The Mind offers aconsciousness expanding primer on a fundamental topic Unparalleled in scope,depth, insight and quality, Edge s The Mind isnot to be missed.

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      • John Brockman

        With a broad career spanning the fields of art, science, books, software and the Internet In 1960 he established the bases for intermedia kinetic environments in art, theatre and commerce, while consulting for clients such as General Electric, Columbia Pictures, The Pentagon, The White House In 1973 he formed his own literary and software agency He is founder of the Edge Foundation and editor of Edge, a highly acclaimed website where the most outstanding thinkers, leaders of what he has termed Third Culture , analyse cutting edge science.He is author and editor of several books, including The Third Culture 1995 The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2000 Years 2000 The Next Fifty Years 2002 and The New Humanists 2003.He has the distinction of being the only person to have been profiled on Page One of the Science Times 1997 and the Arts Leisure 1966 , both supplements of The New York Times.


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    1. هذا الكتاب أكثر تخصصا وتحديدا من باقي كتب edge للصحافي بروكمان. في مجمله مفيد ونافع. يتحدث فيه المشاركون المتخصصون اهتماماً وبحثا في مجال العقل عن آخر مشاريعهم وأبحاثهم وما يشغلهم. لكنه وبسبب تشعب تخصصات المشاركين الثماني عشر يشعر القاريء بالإرباك.ولتعدد الكتاب تعددت مستويات [...]


    2. I first read this in 2012, a year after it was published. I have come to love all of the books of this type put out by edge, and editor John Brockman. While this early entry is still interesting, the longer and less focused essays and interviews detract from the overall effect. Still definitely worth reading.



    3. Loved it. Concise and thought provoking essays and interviews by some of the more interesting and creative players in the neuroscience, philosophy and psych scene (e.g. Pinker, Haidt and Lakoff, LeDoux, Dehaen). Some of the essays were better than others, but over all, great stuff. I think of Brockman's books (and edge) as a sampler platter. You get to try a little something from a bunch of really cool thinkers and see if any of them capture your attention enough to investigate their work in mor [...]


    4. I think I'm a sucker for this kind of book. And the editing here is particularly good - it's composed of a bunch of chapters, some written essays but a large majority are actually interviews. They are conducted in such a way that you don't need prior knowledge of the subject matter, but give a real flavor for how various experts are thinking about the brain. It's not just an array of the different sciences and perspectives of the brain, but also how various researchers came to their perspective, [...]


    5. I have read more recent entries in Brockman's series, essays that are far more concise, informative and inspiring than the rambling lectures and pseudo-interviews featured in this collection; I found this material clumsy and disappointing, even though I greatly esteem the authors of the first two contributions: Steven Pinker and George Lakoff. At some point in the history of edge publications a competent editor took charge of submissions, but it was subsequent to this volume.


    6. I found this book kind of exhilarating, to realize how well developed our understanding of the brain and mind has become. Not every essay is equally interesting, but overall, a great collection. (Note that these essays may well already be available on the edge website, but I was happy to have them in book form.)


    7. I've read a few of these Edge / John Brockman books now: leading researchers, authors, et al, write short essays on a particular topic. They're all interesting & worthwhile but this one seemed particularly good. Scientists actually can give sorta answers to 'what is consciousness?'


    8. Essential reading for both the neuroscientist and the curious. The interviews read like friendly, yet scholarly and upbeat conversations and the essays provide noble attempts at explaining the all-elusive mind.



    9. Very interesting readings in psychology, neuroscience, and congnitive sciences. Worth reading to keep update with the advances in these fields.



    10. Essays about the brain, or possibly talks written down. Some were better than others, but most were interesting.


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