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The Resource The mind within the brain : how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong, A. David Redish

The mind within the brain : how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong, A. David Redish

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The mind within the brain : how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong
Title
The mind within the brain
Title remainder
how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong
Statement of responsibility
A. David Redish
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Mind within the Brain, David Redish 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, Redish 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. Told with verve and humor in an easily readable style, Redish makes these difficult concepts understandable. 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, The Mind within the Brain offers fresh insight into one of the most complex aspects of human behavior"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Redish, A. David
Dewey number
153.8/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF448
LC item number
.R43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 H-661
  • BF 448
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • Decision making
  • Kognitive Psychologie
  • Entscheidungsfindung
  • Decision Making
Label
The mind within the brain : how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong, A. David Redish
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 tradeoff 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 -- Appendix A: Information processing in neurons -- Appendix B: Gleaning information from the brain -- Appendix C: Content-addressable memory
Control code
ocn817591581
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780199891887
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012046214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199891887
  • (OCoLC)817591581
Label
The mind within the brain : how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong, A. David Redish
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 tradeoff 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 -- Appendix A: Information processing in neurons -- Appendix B: Gleaning information from the brain -- Appendix C: Content-addressable memory
Control code
ocn817591581
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780199891887
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012046214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199891887
  • (OCoLC)817591581

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