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The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry - Tilo Kircher

The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry

By: Tilo Kircher (Editor), Anthony David (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th July 2018
ISBN: 9780521803878
Number Of Pages: 496

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In recent years the clinical and cognitive sciences and neuroscience have contributed important insights to understanding the self. The neuroscientific study of the self and self-consciousness is in its infancy in terms of established models, available data and even vocabulary. However, there are neuropsychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia, in which the self becomes disordered and this aspect can be studied against healthy controls through experiment, building cognitive models of how the mind works, and imaging brain states. In this, the first book to address the scientific contribution to an understanding of the self, an eminent, international team focuses on current models of self-consciousness from the neurosciences and psychiatry. These are set against introductory essays describing the philosophical, historical and psychological approaches, making this a uniquely inclusive overview. It will appeal to a wide audience of scientists, clinicians and scholars concerned with the phenomenology and psychopathology of the self.

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'This is a thought provoking book. Kircher and David are to be congratulated on bringing together a set of seminal contributions on which further conceptual and scientific advances in understanding the phenomena of psychosis and their relationship to the human capacity of language can be based.' Journal of Neural Neurosurgery Psychiatry 'This volume on the topic of the self offers a diversity of points of view, and it is the merit of the editors to welcome contributions from such diverse domains as the cognitive sciences, philosophy, theory and clinics of psychiatry and the neurosciences ... most interesting and solid. the volume is to be recommended to anyone who is interested in the self, from a philosophical, clinical or (neuro)psychological point of view. the diversity of chapters offers richness, not confusion ... this interdisciplinary volume on the self is very readable and enjoyable. We hope the future shall bring more volumes compiled in the same spirit ...' Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

Introduction: the self and neuroscience
Conceptual Background
The self and psychiatry
The self in philosophy, neuroscience and psychiatry
Phenomenology of self
Language and self-consciousness
Cognitive and Neurosciences
Multiplicity of consciousness and the emergence of self Gerard
Asynchrony timplicational meaning and the experience of self in schizophrenia
Self-awareness, social intelligence and schizophrenia Gordon Gallup
The neural correlates of self-awareness and self-recognition
Autonoetic consciousness
The neural nature of the core self
Disturbances of the Self: The Case of Schizophrenia
Self and schizophrenia: a neuropsychological perspective
Schizophrenia, self-disturbance and the intentional arc
The self-experience of schizophrenics
Social Psychology
The paranoid self
Schizophrenia and the narrative self
Self-narrative in schizophrenia
Clinical Neuroscience
Schizophrenia as disturbance of the self construct
Action recognition in normal and schizophrenic subjects
Disorders of self-monitoring and the symptoms of schizophrenia
Hearing voices or hearing the self in disguise? Cynthia Fu
The cognitive neuroscience of agency in schizophrenia
Self-consciousness: an integrative approach from philosophy, psychopathology and the neurosciences
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ISBN: 9780521803878
ISBN-10: 052180387X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 6th July 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 18.03  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 1.09