Evolution of Consciousness: The Origins of the Way We Think
Based on his life's research, Robert Ornstein provides a look at the evolution of the mind. He explains that we are not rational but adaptive, and that it is Darwin, not Freud, who is the central scientist of the brain. Our minds have evolved to help us survive, not to reason. At the same time, our individual worlds have developed our minds and destroyed many of our natural abilities.
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THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Darwin, Freud, and Cranial Fire--the Origins of the Way We ThinkUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Writing with the same infectious enthusiasm that invests his much of his other work, Ornstein (coauthor, Healthy Pleasures, 1989; Multimind, 1986, etc.) replays familiar themes, adding some new twists ... Read full review
The evolution of consciousness: of Darwin, Freud, and cranial fire: the origins of the way we thinkUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this textbook-like study, Ornstein, author of The Nature of Human Consciousness ( LJ 1/15/74), attempts to provide an outline of how the mind functions. He delivers a thorough summation on brain ... Read full review
THE PHYSICAL EVOLUTION OF THE MIND
Contents Part III THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE MIND
How the Brain Knows What Youre Doing Before
The Self Itself
IS THIS THE PERSON TO WHOM IM SPEAKING?
On Rationality and Adaptation
Observing the Conscious Self