Nervous disorder

Ann Oakley

in Fracture

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349378
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302360 | DOI:
Nervous disorder

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This chapter focuses on the relationship that exists between the body and consciousness, between the experience of living in a body and being a person with knowledge and understanding, and a distinct individual and social identity. The mind — consciousness — is strictly immaterial: it has no direct biological representation. Yet mind and body are evidently also aspects of the same living organism: the mind is affected by the body, and the body by the mind. Specifically, it examines the mind-body connection when sensory pathways between peripheral nerves and the brain are disrupted.

Keywords: body; consciousness; social identity; peripheral nerves; brain

Chapter.  4005 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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