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

Author: Guy Claxton
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Claxton
ISBN: 9780300208825 0300208820 9780300223477 0300223471
OCLC Number: 910504194
Description: x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Guy Claxton.

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An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally embedded in the palms of our hands  Read more...
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"A lively, balanced re-examination of the traditional mind-body issue in light of modern advances in neuroscience."-Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews "Guy Claxton is an articulate spokesman for the new Read more...

 
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