The Self Illusion : Why There is No You Inside Your Head

By (author) Hood, Bruce

Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body - the 'me' inside me - is compelling and inescapable. This is how we interact as a social animal and judge each other's actions and deeds. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances. Rather than a single entity, the self is really a constellation of mechanisms and experiences that create the illusion of the internal you. We only emerge as a product of those around us as part of the different storylines we inhabit from the cot to the grave. It is an ever changing character, created by the brain to provide a coherent interface between the multitude of internal processes and the external world demands that require different selves.

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書名 The Self Illusion : Why There is No You Inside Your Head
著作者等 Hood, Bruce
書名別名 Why There is No You Inside Your Head
出版元 Constable and Robinson
刊行年月 2013.03.07
ページ数 272p
大きさ H197 x W130
ISBN 9781780338729
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス