The Brain and Conscious Unity

Freud's Omega

Authors: Bob, Petr

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  • ​​Discusses the problem of consciousness raised in author’s previous book Brain, Mind and Consciousness:  Advances in Neuroscience Research
  • Examines the problem of dissociated consciousness in connection with basic physics and information theory​
  • Presents cutting-edge psychology research at the intersection of philosophy and Freudian psychodynamic ​theory
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In this provocative text, a noted neuroscientist reexamines Freud's posthumously published  Project of Scientific Psychology in the light of modern neuroscience. This expanded "thermodynamics of the mind" model includes robust conceptions of the cellular and neural processes that accompany creation of consciousness and memory, their contributions to such conditions as depression, dissociative disorders, and schizophrenia, and implications for practice, from imaging to talk-based therapies to pharmacotherapy. Central to this construct is Freud's proposal of specific "omega" neurons as the most volatile carriers of consciousness between mind and brain, which is applied to current issues regarding complexity and executive functioning. In addition, the book is extensively referenced, allowing readers to investigate these and related phenomena in greater detail.

Among the topics covered:

Neural reductionism in Freud's "Project" and neuropsychoanalysis.

  • Thermodynamics and brain self-organization.
  • Conflicting information and the dissociated mind.
  • The Cartesian model of the mind and the binding problem.
  • Neuroendocrine and immune response to stress.
  • The concept of omega neurons and modern chaos theory.

Rigorous, challenging, and occasionally startling, The Brain and Conscious Unity is a milestone in the neuroscience and mind/brain literature to be read and discussed by psychiatrists, psychologists, and neuropsychologists.

About the authors

Petr Bob, Ph.D. is a researcher in psychology and neuroscience at the Center for Neuropsychiatric Research of Traumatic Stress in the Department of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University, Prague. He is the author of two recently published books Brain, Mind and Consciousness: Advances in Neuroscience Research (Springer, 2011) and Brain and Dissociated Mind (Nova Science, 2009) and has published numerous articles in prominent medical and neuroscience journals.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Brain and Conscious Unity
Book Subtitle
Freud's Omega
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2700-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2700-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2699-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4557-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 133
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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