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It's tough to conceive of a subject matter of extra extensive and private curiosity than the learn of the brain. as well as its conventional research via the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the brain has additionally been a spotlight of research within the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computing device technological know-how, molecular biology, schooling, and literature. In a majority of these ways, there's a nearly common fascination with how the brain works and the way it impacts our lives and our habit. reports of the brain and mind have crossed many fascinating thresholds lately, and the examine of brain now represents a completely cross-disciplinary attempt. Researchers from a variety of disciplines search solutions to such questions as: what's brain? How does it function? what's consciousness?

This encyclopedia brings jointly students from the complete variety of mind-related educational disciplines from around the arts and arts, social sciences, existence sciences, and computing device technology and engineering to discover the multidimensional nature of the human brain.

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1–23). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Von Wright, G. H. (1963). Norm and action. London, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul. ACTION SLIPS The term action slip refers to an action made in error that conflicts with one’s will or conscious intentions. For example, suppose you are arriving at work contemplating the day’s tasks. As you approach your office, you reach for your keys. Only when you are about to insert the key into the lock of your office door do you realize that you have selected your house key and not your office key.

In its initial efforts, artificial intelligence focused on high-level symbolic processing approaches. However, in the past 10 years or so, much activity in this area shifted to the banner of “machine learning,” a discipline with strong connections to statistics. Computational approaches are well covered in the Encyclopedia of the Mind. The editors of the encyclopedia decided at the outset that, although the volumes would cover the brain bases of mental activity to the extent that this xxix xxx Introduction work sheds light on the mind, the Encyclopedia of the Mind would not aspire to be a reference work on the biology of the brain per se.

Aspects of consciousness (pp. 67–89). London, UK: Academic Press. Reason, J. T. (1990). Human error. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Schwartz, M. , Reed, E. , Montgomery, M. , & Mayer, N. H. (1991). The quantitative description of action disorganisation after brain damage: A case study. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 8, 381–414. ADDICTION Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disorder marked by persistent substance use despite a host of negative consequences. S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Controlled Substances Act (CSA) identifies five classes of drugs: narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids.

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