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Author Feinberg, Todd E.

Title Altered egos : how the brain creates the self / Todd E. Feinberg
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Soul searching -- Deconstructing the self -- Missing pieces ; familiar places -- Mything persons -- Auto-bodies -- Keeping it all together -- Journey to the center of the mind -- Nested hierarchy of the self and mind -- Being and brain -- Living mind
Summary "In Altered Egos, Dr. Todd Feinberg presents a new theory of the self, based on his first-hand experience as both a psychiatrist and neurologist." "Feinberg first introduces the reader to dozens of cases of patients whose disorders have resulted in what he calls "altered egos": a change in the brain that transforms the boundaries of the self. After illustrating how these patients provide a window into the self and the mind, the author presents a new model of the self that links the workings of the brain with unique and personal features of the mind, such as meaning, purpose, and being."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-192) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Brain.
Brain -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99086181
ISBN 019803119X (electronic bk.)
9780198031192 (electronic bk.)