Friday's Footprint

Friday's Footprint : How Society Shapes the Human Mind

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The image of Robinson Crusoe, an isolated individual, embodies a metaphor for the human mind. It is the metaphor that has determined the practices of contemporary neuroscience until now. To bridge the worlds of mind and brain, Leslie Brothers replaces this isolated mind metaphor and reveals the brain as a social organ. Findings from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychiatry, neuropsychology, anthropology, palaeontology, and sociology together present a convincing argument: that it is not possible to understand the products of human evolution - whether language, consciousness, or emotion - in the absence of a social context.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195101030
  • 9780195101034

Table of contents

1. When Mindmaking Fails; 2. More on Making Mind; 3. The Brain's Social Specialization; 4. The Editor Speaks; 5. The Shift to a Social Perspective; 6. Talking Faces; 7. Worlds We Create; 8. In Search of Emotion; 9. Psychoanalytic Performances and Narratives; 10. Exile's End; Indexshow more

About Leslie Brothers

About the Author: Leslie Brothers, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine.show more

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