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Introduction

Kenneth M. Heilman

in Matter of Mind

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195144901
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.003.0001
 Introduction

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of dualism—the idea that the mind is separate from the brain, arguing that accepting dualism would preclude studying the relationships between the brain and mental functions such as language, memory, perception, attention, conation, and self-awareness. It outlines notable advances in the field of neuropsychology.

Keywords: brain; mind; dualism; brain-behavior relationship; neuropsychology

Chapter.  3099 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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