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Title: The mind and the brain : neuroplasticity and the power of mental force
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Jeffrey Schwartz, 1951-
Sharon Begley, 1956-
One Sentence Summary: A psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of OCD discusses looking at the mind and brain from the perspective of Buddhist mindfulness practice, neuroscience, and quantum physics.

Description: The Mind and the Brain, co-written by psychiatrist Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Wall Street Journal writer Sharon Begley, looks at the question of the relation between the brain and the mind drawing on Schwartz's many years studying functional neuro-anatomy and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Particularly, the authors focus on the mental phenomena of will and attention. Issues concerning attention, the will, and consciousness are discussed in relation to quantum physics and Buddhist mindfulness meditation. By looking at mental phenomena in their own right, the authors offer an approach for thinking about and treating mental disease which takes neurobiology in account, while not reducing human experience to the brain or behavior. (Zach Rowinski 2006-03-26)

Publisher Place: New York
Publisher: Regan Books/HarperCollins Publ.
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints.asp?imprint=ReganBooks
Published Date: 2002
URL: http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0060988479
Extent: xii, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Consciousness
Brain plasticity
Scientific materialism
Brain activity
William James
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive control
Brain damage
Functional neuroanatomy
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Positron-emission tomography (PET)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Brain imaging
Quantum physics
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Neuroscience
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Psychology -- Clinical Psychology -- Mental Disorders
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Psychiatry
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
Language: English

Table of Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The matter of the mind -- Brain lock -- Birth of a brain -- The silver spring monkeys -- The mapmakers -- Survival of the busiest -- Network remodeling -- The quantum brain -- Free will, and free won’t -- Attention must be paid -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index

ISBN/ISSN: 0060393556 (hbk.) ; 0060988479 (pbk.)
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-09 16:36:30
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-09
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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