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Author Gerrans, Philip, 1959- author

Title The measure of madness : philosophy of mind, cognitive neuroscience, and delusional thought / Philip Gerrans
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 274 pages)
Series Life and mind: philosophical issues in biology and psychology
Life and mind.
Contents The measure of madness -- Models, mechanisms, and cognitive theories -- The processing hierarchy and the salience system -- The default mode network -- Dreaming, default thinking, and delusion -- The second factor : default or doxastic incorporation -- Imagination incorporated -- The sense of agency, lost and found : experience and thought in schizophrenic delusion -- Louis Sass and the schizophrenic lifeworld
Summary This title offers a novel explanation of delusion. Over the last two decades, philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated explanations of delusion that interweave philosophical questions about the nature of belief and rationality with findings from cognitive science and neurobiology. The book argues that once we fully describe the computational and neural mechanisms that produce delusion and the way in which conscious experience and thought depend on them, the concept of delusional belief retains only a heuristic role in the explanation of delusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Neuropsychiatry.
Cognition Disorders -- psychology.
Delusions -- psychology.
Models, Psychological.
Theory of Mind.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0262320975 (electronic bk.)
9780262320979 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)