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The Vicarious Brain, Creator of Worlds

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674088955

Publication Date: 01/09/2017


224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • I. The Vicarious Act
    • 1. The Brain as a Problem-Solver
    • 2. Perceiving and Acting
    • 3. The Personal Body, Self, and Identity
    • 4. Vicariance and Changing Perspective
  • II. Ontogenesis and Plasticity
    • 5. The Stages of Vicariance
    • 6. Vicariance and Brain Plasticity
  • III. Vicariance and Sharing Emotions
    • 7. Sympathy and Empathy
    • 8. Vicarious Emotions
  • IV. Education
    • 9. Vicarious Learning
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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