Plasticity and Pathology PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Plasticity and Pathology free pdf With the rise of cognitive science and the revolution in neuroscience, it is now commonplace to assume that the study of a human person-a thinking, feeling, acting subject-is ultimately the study of the human brain. In both Europe and the United States, massive state-funded research is focused on mapping the brain in all its remarkable complexity. The metaphors employed are largely technological: A wiring diagram of synaptic connectivity will lead to a better understanding of human behavior and perhaps insights into the breakdown of human personhood with diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's. Alongside this technologized discourse of the brain as locus of human subjectivity we find another perspective, one that emphasizes its essential plasticity-in both the developmental sense and as a response to traumas such as strokes, tumors, or gunshot wounds. This collection of essays brings together a diverse range of scholars to investigate how the "neural subject" of the twenty-first century came to be. Taking approaches both historical and theoretical, they probe the possibilities and limits of neuroscientific understandings of human experience. Topics include landmark studies in the history of neuroscience, the relationship between neural and technological "pathologies," and analyses of contemporary concepts of plasticity and pathology in cognitive neuroscience. Central to the volume is a critical examination of the relationship between pathology and plasticity. Because pathology is often the occasion for neural reorganization and adaptation, it exists not in opposition to the brain's "normal" operation but instead as something intimately connected to our ways of being and understanding.

About David Bates

David Bates is Professor and Chair in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political. Nima Bassiri is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Harper- Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. His research on the history of neuroscience has been published in journals such as Critical Inquiry and Journal of the History of Ideas.

Details Book

Author : David Bates
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Data Published : 01 February 2016
ISBN : 0823266141
EAN : 9780823266142
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Plasticity and Pathology



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Wondering Brain free pdfThe Wondering Brain

    The explosion of new research in cognitive neuroscience has revealed fascinating dimensions of the human brain/mind system. But even as it brings us closer to understanding how the mind works..


  • The Healthy Aging Brain free pdfThe Healthy Aging Brain

    Emphasising neural plasticity and growth. this book explains the social brain over time. offering readers skills and strategies for maintaining and enhancing a healthy brain throughout their lives..


  • Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping free pdfFoundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

    The field of neuroimaging has reached a watershed. Brain imaging research has been the source of many advances in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science over the last decade. but recent critiques and emerging trends are raising foundational issues of methodology..


  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development free pdfThe Cognitive Neuroscience of Development

    How are the experiences of childhood incorporated into the structures of the developing brain. and how do these changes in the brain influence behaviour. This is one of the many questions motivating research in the relatively new field of developmental cognitive neuroscience..


  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development free pdfThe Cognitive Neuroscience of Development

    How are the experiences of childhood incorporated into the structures of the developing brain. and how do these changes in the brain influence behaviour. This is one of the many questions motivating research in the relatively new field of developmental cognitive neuroscience..


  • Plasticity and Pathology free pdfPlasticity and Pathology

    Downloadable Books On Tape. With the rise of cognitive science and the revolution in neuroscience, it is now commonplace to assume that the study of a human person-a thinking, feeling, acting subject-