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by Thomas Blakeslee

ePub The Right Brain download
Author:
Thomas Blakeslee
ISBN13:
978-0425091630
ISBN:
0425091635
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Publisher:
Berkley (March 15, 1986)
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Subcategory:
Basic Sciences
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1767 kb
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THE RIGHT BRAIN by Thomas Blakeslee is a beginning user’s primer for understanding the right brain in a. .First published in the early 1980s, THE RIGHT BRAIN is probably somewhat dated and could benefit from a revision to include knowledge acquired since.

First published in the early 1980s, THE RIGHT BRAIN is probably somewhat dated and could benefit from a revision to include knowledge acquired since. That doesn’t detract from the book’s value as an introduction to the subject for an individual who hasn’t paid much attention to the topic beyond perhaps calling The Boss at work a lamebrain.

to the left or right hemispheres.

The Right Brain book. See a Problem? We’d love your help. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Thomas Blakeslee (Goodreads Author).

by Thomas R. Blakeslee.

a new understanding of the unconscious mind and its creative powers. by Thomas R. Published 1980 by Macmillan in London. Brain, Brain mapping, Cerebral dominance, Cerebral hemispheres, Creative thinking, Dominance, Cerebral, Left and right (Psychology), Physiological Psychology, Psychology, Physiological, Subconsciousness, Subconsciousness (Psychology), Thought and thinking. Originally published: Garden City, . Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1980. Bibliography, p224-263.

Thomas R. Blakeslee described the brain model similar to Michael Gazzaniga's. Blakeslee described the brain model similar to Michael Gazzaniga's Neurocluster Brain Model describes the brain as a massively parallel computing machine in which huge number of neuroclusters process information independently from each other. neurocluster which most of the time acts upon an environment using actuators) is called the main personality.

Now, popular science writer Thomas Blakeslee - author of the highly acclaimed The Right Brain - takes us to a new level of understanding based on the theory of neural Darwinism by Gerald Edelman, another Nobel Prize winner. Blakeslee explains that our neurons spontaneously organize into hundreds of groups called modules that compete to respond to every situation in our lives - from reading this paragraph to falling in love. A vast preponderance of this activity operates outside of our conscious awareness

Explores the duality of the human mind and its implications for education and human happiness, detailing how the right half of the brain affects athletic prowess, problem-solving skills, and sexual prowess
  • THE RIGHT BRAIN by Thomas Blakeslee is a beginning user’s primer for understanding the right brain in a world that emphasizes and cultivates use of the left brain. It’s an overview of brain structure as a whole, the apparent functions of the right brain versus the left, the evolution with individual aging of the “partnership” of the right and left in everyday actions, experiments with isolating left and right functions with hemispherectomy, gender differences in left and right brain activity, and some of the losses in function demonstrable with damage to the left or right hemispheres.

    First published in the early 1980s, THE RIGHT BRAIN is probably somewhat dated and could benefit from a revision to include knowledge acquired since. That doesn’t detract from the book’s value as an introduction to the subject for an individual who hasn’t paid much attention to the topic beyond perhaps calling The Boss at work a “lamebrain.”

    THE RIGHT BRAIN includes a scattering of useful illustrations plus one Appendix entitled “Brain Damage Symptoms vs. Side of Damage” and another entitled “Nerve Connections to Brain Hemispheres.”

    THE RIGHT BRAIN reads as a textbook and is therefore dry as toast; it’s not one I couldn’t put down.

    In the months prior to the 2000 New Year’s Day and the elaborate New Year’s Eve celebration marking the change in century, my wife cornered me into taking classes in ballroom dancing, at which I failed so miserably that even the memory has been mostly purged. Remembering now her disgust at the outcome and the piteous looks directed at me make me realize, after reading THE RIGHT BRAIN, how right brain-dead I must be!

  • "The Right Brain" is a book which explores fully the capacity, function and potential of that hemisphere in our daily lives. It is generally well known that the left hemisphere is the logical and verbal one. The right hemisphere, the creative and intuitive one is much less known and hasn't been studied to the extent of the left hemisphere. This book changes all that.
    It proposes many ideas that suggest that the right brain is much more central to our very being than previously suggested. It also proposes for society to take steps in educating specifically the right brain. I agree with this as most of education is very left-brained and clinical, quantitative, dry and in opposition to creativity.
    Those who aren't very interested in the details of the science won't get as much out of the book because a large chunk is devoted to experimental evidence, tables, charts and the like. It's however written very well and there are plenty of illustrations which for a book about the right brain not to make full use of would be a tad hypocritical!
    This book will make you understand the mechanics of your creative capacity more and will make you appreciate the non-verbal. The studies, especially those of damaged brains and spli-brain patients are also fascinating.

  • In the first chapter we're told that "our understanding of our own mind is as erroneous as the ancients' idea of the earth as a flat surface." It was in the 1960s that the breakthrough came as Dr. Roger Sperry and his students, Michael Gazzaniga and Jerre Levy began to gain an understanding of the distinct functions of the two hemispheres of the brain. Chapter 3 tells us "most creative work requires a healthy cooperation between intuition (right brain) and logical thought (left brain). Under the topic of cognitive style, the author says people's personalities and abilities are strongly influenced by their mental habits. Education has traditionally been biased toward left brain processing. A strong case is made for the use of both hemispheres. Reading this book is a good step in reaching that goal.

  • A very clearly written presentation of Roger Sperry's Nobel-prizewinning experiments with split-brain patients. These patients were thought to be perfectly normal even though the two halves of their brain were surgically separated (to stop seizures.) Sperry showed that independent thinking and knowledge was going on in the two halves of their brain. The fact that they appeared normal except under the special conditions of the experiment has amazing implications about the way normal people integrate non-verbal thinking into their consciousness. Blakeslee's later book "Beyond the Conscious Mind" develops this idea further but, alas, it is out of print and selling for upwards of $150 in the used market.