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    The Good, the True, and the Beautiful: A Neuronal Approach (Editions Odile Jacob Book) (Hardback) By (author) Jean-Pierre Changeux, Translated by Laurence Garey, Revised by Laurence Garey

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    DescriptionIn this fascinating and bold discussion, France's renowned neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux serves as guide to the most complex physical object in the living world: the human brain. Taking into account the newest brain research - morphological, physiological, chemical, and genetic - and placing these findings in the context of psychology, philosophy, art, and literature, Changeux ventures into the unexplored territories where these diverse disciplines intersect. Changeux's book draws on Plato's notion that the Good, the True, and the Beautiful are celestial essences or ideas, independent but so intertwined as to be inseparable. Placing these essences within the characteristic features of the human brain's neuronal organization, the author addresses unsolved questions in neuroscience today. What is it to "perceive" something? How are we aware of our own existence? If we truly integrate the disciplines of neuroscience, biology, human science, and the history of civilization, what will we learn about our species? With imagination and deep insight, Changeux illuminates the evolution of the brain and deciphers what new developments in neuroscience may portend for the future of humanity.

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    The Good, the True, and the Beautiful
    A Neuronal Approach
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Pierre Changeux, Translated by Laurence Garey, Revised by Laurence Garey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300161397
    ISBN 10: 0300161395

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    LC classification: QP356 .C4713 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    49 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    29 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Jean-Pierre Changeux was chair of cellular communication at College de France for 30 years and is a member of the French Academy of Sciences. He has written more than 600 scientific articles and several books, including Neuronal Man. He lives in Paris. Laurence Garey is a noted translator of books on neuroscience from French to English.