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The mind within the brain

how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong

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The mind within the brain

how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong

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The goal of this book is to present the science behind decision-making in humans. In particular, one of the main concepts the author puts forward in the book is that, if our brain is a decision-making machine, then that machine can break down; it can have a "failure" or "vulnerabilities." And that it is possible to understand that machinery (even to understand that it is a machinery), without losing the potential to appreciate all the things that make us human (including our decision-making ability). Here the author brings together cutting edge research in psychology, robotics, economics, neuroscience, and the new fields of neuroeconomics and computational psychiatry, to offer a unified theory of human decision-making. Most importantly, he shows how vulnerabilities, or "failure-modes," in the decision-making system can lead to serious dysfunctions, such as irrational behavior, addictions, problem gambling, and PTSD. Ranging widely from the surprising roles of emotion, habit, and narrative in decision-making, to the larger philosophical questions of how mind and brain are related, what makes us human, the nature of morality, free will, and the conundrum of robotics and consciousness, this work offers fresh insight into one of the most complex aspects of human behavior.

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Cover of: Mind Within the Brain
Mind Within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How Those Decisions Go Wrong
2015, Oxford University Press, Incorporated
in English
Cover of: Mind Within the Brain
Mind Within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How Those Decisions Go Wrong
2013, Oxford University Press, Incorporated
in English
Cover of: The mind within the brain

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Table of Contents

Decisions and the brain. What is a decision?
The tale of the thermostat
The definition of value
Value, euphoria, and the do-it-again signal
Risk and reward
The decision-making system. Multiple decision-making systems
Reflexes
Emotion and the Pavlovian action-selection system
Deliberation
The habits of our lives
Integrating Information
The stories we tell
Motivation
The trade-off between exploration and exploitation
Self-control
The brain with a mind of its own. The physical mind
Imagination
Addiction
Gambling and behavioral addictions
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Computational psychiatry.
The human condition. What makes us human?
The science of morality
The conundrum of robotics
Information processing in neurons
Gleaning information from the brain
Content-addressable memory.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-363) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
153.8/3
Library of Congress
BF448 .R43 2013, BF448.R43 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 377 pages
Number of pages
377

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27150914M
Internet Archive
mindwithinbrainh0000redi
ISBN 10
0199891885
ISBN 13
9780199891887
LCCN
2012046214
OCLC/WorldCat
817591581

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