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Kevin Spencer kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu
Wed May 28 13:18:59 EST 1997


us <krhodes at asde.xxx> writes:

>Would you suggest Nicholas Humphrey's _A History of the Mind_ as well? 
>After knocking about neuroscience a bit as a rank amateur, I found this
>one of the more settling of the "neuro-science for humanists" books, and
>it makes the same case you infer here - that it's really rather silly to
>look any farther than the actual operations of neurobiology for the cues
>to consciousness.  (It also seems to tie in well with other books of the
>sort that have seemed rather more credible than others - Damasio's
>_Descartes' Error_ and linguist Derek Bickerton's work on the evolution
>of language.)  But can you tell me, from a professional viewpoint,
>whether Humphrey's interpretation (if you know of it, of course) is
>sound?

I'm not familiar with the author or the book.  Perhaps someone else on
this newsgroup is?

Kevin
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Kevin Spencer
Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory
Dept. of Psychology and Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu
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