The Tides of Mind

The Tides of Mind

Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

Book - 2016 | First edition
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An "exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the 'mental spectrum,' reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds"--Dust jacket flap.
Contents: Tides of mind
Three thirds of the spectrum
Every day
A map
Spectrum, upper third: abstraction
Spectrum, middle third: creativity
Spectrum, lower third: descent into lost time
Where it all leads
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 128.2 G
Characteristics: xxiv, 292 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780871403803
0871403803

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