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The Resource Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton

Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton

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Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks
Title
Intelligence in the flesh
Title remainder
why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks
Statement of responsibility
Guy Claxton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better think again--or rather not "think" at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies--long dismissed as mere conveyances--actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains. Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body's intelligence will enrich all our lives."--Provided from Amazon.com
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Claxton, Guy
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF161
LC item number
.C59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mind and body
  • Body-mind centering
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • Body-mind centering
  • Mind and body
  • Kropp och själ
  • Psychophysiology
  • Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intelligence
  • Neurosciences
Label
Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Limbering up: an introduction -- A brief history of anti-bodies -- Bodies: what are we made of? -- Why the body needs a brain -- How brain and body talk to each other -- Emotions and feelings -- The embodied mind -- The welling up of consciousness -- The augmented body -- Craftiness and expertise -- Rehab: how can I get my body back? -- The embodied life: self, spirit and society
Control code
ocn910504194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300208825
Lccn
2015940459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300208825
  • (OCoLC)910504194
Label
Intelligence in the flesh : why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks, Guy Claxton
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Limbering up: an introduction -- A brief history of anti-bodies -- Bodies: what are we made of? -- Why the body needs a brain -- How brain and body talk to each other -- Emotions and feelings -- The embodied mind -- The welling up of consciousness -- The augmented body -- Craftiness and expertise -- Rehab: how can I get my body back? -- The embodied life: self, spirit and society
Control code
ocn910504194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300208825
Lccn
2015940459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300208825
  • (OCoLC)910504194

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