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Mind, Brain, and the Environment By Edited by Bryan Cartledge (Former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford)

Mind, Brain, and the Environment
by Edited by Bryan Cartledge (Former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford)

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Covering the subject of mind, brain and the environment, this text includes a study of: how the environment builds the brain; mental health and the urban environment; and toxins in the environment and human brain disease.
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Mind, Brain, and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures 1995-96 by Edited by Bryan Cartledge (Former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford)

This is a short and easily comprehensible introduction to the relationships between the human mind or brain and the physical and social environments in which it operates. These relationships are examined and explained from the varied perspectives of eight leading experts in the fields of physiology, psychology, psychiatry, pathology, anthropology and behavioural science. Together they provide answers to a key question: how do we react to the world around us? The book contains eight chapters, contributed by internationally distinguished neuroscientists, a leading behaviouralist and a social anthropologist, each of which explores an aspect of the dialectical relationship betwen the brain or mind and the physical environment. The contributors attempt to tease out the complex and fascinating relations between human behaviour, our experience in the environment, the effects of our behaviour on the environment and the ways in which our environment affects us. This includes explorations of our perceptions of the physical and social environments which we inhabit, and our evolved preferences for certain surroundings, colours and landscapes. The book also discusses the vulnerability of the brain to external toxins, trauma and infections; in this context, the effects of family breakdown and urban life on mental health, and the nature of emotions are considered. The book includes contributions from such familiar names as Professor Anthony Clare, well-known broadcaster and eminent psychiatrist, and Professor Colin Blakemore, who has presented several science and psychology programmes on television and radio. In terms readily accessible to the general reader, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to a fascinating and highly topical area of neuroscience

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Mind, Brain, and the Environment Reviews


The chapters are intriguing, diverse and well-argued. * Scandinavian Journal of Psychology *

About Edited by Bryan Cartledge (Former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford)


Sir Bryan Cartledge, Jasmine House, Holton, Oxford OX33 1PU, England. Tel: 01865 872387, Fax: 01865 875463, Email: bryan.cartledge@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Bryan Cartledge is a former Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.

Table of Contents


Introduction ; Humans and human habitats: reciprocal influences ; How the environment builds the brain ; Emotion and reason in the future of human life ; Perceiving social and physical environments ; Toxins in the environment and human brain disease ; Mental health and the urban environment ; Meeting of minds: the import of family and society ; Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life

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GOR002643193
Mind, Brain, and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures 1995-96 by Edited by Bryan Cartledge (Former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford)
Edited by Bryan Cartledge (Former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford)
Linacre Lectures
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1997-11-04
200
019854992X
9780198549925
N/A
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