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Minds and Brains: Introductory Readings Edited by Mary ET Boyle
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Minds and Brains

Introductory Readings (Third Edition)
Edited by Mary ET Boyle

Spiral Bound ISBN: 978-1-63487-493-9, 374 pages

©2016

Description
This book provides an interdisciplinary set of articles that introduces the reader to the brain and the philosophy of the mind. Included are stories by neurologists that recount remarkable tales of patients with neurological disorders that lead the reader to ponder how the brain relates to the mind. In addition, there are a set of clear and insightful essays on consciousness that familiarize the reader to the views and arguments posed by prominent philosophers of our time. The selected readings are grounded in science and philosophy and provide an invaluable resource for students studying mind-brain connection.

Biography
Mary ET Boyle holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of California, San Diego, earned a M.S. in Linguistics from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and graduated with a BSBA in Finance and Computer Science from Georgetown University. She was inspired to collect this set of readings from her research and teaching on the effects of neuromodulators on behavior and the ability of the brain to change itself. Her computer science research includes work in artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language applications. Her interest in philosophy of mind and cognition stem from living in nine countries, studying four languages and being exposed to a myriad of cultures as a child. She has been teaching in the Department of Cognitive Science at University of California, San Diego, for over ten years.

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