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by Israel Rosenfield

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ISBN: 0679743057
Author: Israel Rosenfield
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; 1st edition (April 1993)
Pages: 157
Category: Psychology
Subcategory: Medicine
Rating: 4.6
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I came to this book from a discussion of it by John Searle in The Mystery of Consciousness.

I came to this book from a discussion of it by John Searle in The Mystery of Consciousness. I see why Searle found it significant and I recommend it to all readers interested in memory, consciousness and neuroscience. Rosenfield writes in opposition to those who still cling to simplistic and mechanical views of the manner in which the brain forms memories. He sees consciousness as the principal activity of the brain and comes at the subject by examining a series of individuals who have undergone brain damage, damage which, ultimately, changes the human self.

Interesting book along the lines of Oliver Sacks's writings, but focusing more on how people build a consciousness and a sense of self

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Interesting book along the lines of Oliver Sacks's writings, but focusing more on how people build a consciousness and a sense of self. Those with traumatic brain injuries that cause them to, say, forget the names of colors, or to no longer be aware that they have hands, tend to also have an altered self-concept. When we cannot interact with the world in the same way, the way we see ourselves is also changed.

Illustration from The Book of Memory Gaps by Cecilia Ruiz.

Israel Rosenfield (Photograph: Catherine Temerson). Illustration from The Book of Memory Gaps by Cecilia Ruiz.

Israel Rosenfield's bold new argument in The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten is that consciousness is. .

Israel Rosenfield's bold new argument in The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten is that consciousness is in fact the major business of the brain. Библиографические данные. The strange, familiar, and forgotten: an anatomy of consciousness.

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In Israel Rosenfield’s book The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness, he notes our false conception of memory based on Freudian ideas of the unconscious: The problem is that we have tended to think of memories as unconscious items that one brings t.

In Israel Rosenfield’s book The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness, he notes our false conception of memory based on Freudian ideas of the unconscious: The problem is that we have tended to think of memories as unconscious items that one brings to consciousness, not as part of consciousness (1992; p. 12). The false dichotomy of consciousness versus unconsciousness holds this misconception in place. In Pixar’s animated film Inside Out, the main character’s memory process was portrayed in a similar manner.

An explanation of what consciousness is and how the brain creates and sustains it reconsiders famous clinical cases, as well as new evidence from science, to show how memories, language, thoughts, and drives make up consciousness

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Kazijora
From start to finish, I had no idea what this author was talking about. Avoid.
Faell
Great man, great book
Warianys
I came to this book from a discussion of it by John Searle in The Mystery of Consciousness. I see why Searle found it significant and I recommend it to all readers interested in memory, consciousness and neuroscience.

Rosenfield writes in opposition to those who still cling to simplistic and mechanical views of the manner in which the brain forms memories. He sees consciousness as the principal activity of the brain and comes at the subject by examining a series of individuals who have undergone brain damage, damage which, ultimately, changes the human self.

He sees consciousness as the principal element in self-awareness. Memory emerges from the relation between our bodies (more specifically, our bodily sensations at a given moment) and our brains’ images of our bodies. This relation creates a sense of self. The subjectivity of our knowledge is created by neurological mechanisms whose existence clinical studies have clarified. Memory, recognition and consciousness are all part of the same process. Hence any brain damage which affects consciousness simultaneously affects our entire worldview.

The discussion of individual case studies is reinforced by oracular pronouncements. For example: There are no memories without a sense of self. Every recollection refers not only to the remembered event or person or object but to the person who is remembering. The body is the brain’s absolute frame of reference. Consciousness arises from the dynamic interrelations of the past, the present and the body image. The sense of the past, of history, of memory is in part the creation of the self.

A relatively brief book (140 pp. or so), it is packed with interesting observations.

Highly recommended.

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