Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

Mystery of the Mind:
A Critical Study of Consciousness and the Human Brain
Wilder Penfield

Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691614786
Hardcover | 2016 | $74.95 | £62.95 | ISBN: 9780691642369
158 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Add to Shopping Cart

Google full text of this book:
 

In the past fifty years scientists have begun to discover how the human brain functions. In this book Wilder Penfield, whose work has been at the forefront of such research, describes the current state of knowledge about the brain and asks to what extent recent findings explain the action of the mind. He offers the general reader a glimpse of exciting discoveries usually accessible to only a few scientists.

He writes: "Throughout my own scientific career I, like other scientists, have struggled to prove that the brain accounts for the mind. But perhaps the time has come when we may profitably consider the evidence as it stands, and ask the question...Can the mind be explained by what is now known about the brain?"

The central question, he points out, is whether man's being is determined by his body alone or by mind and body as separate elements. Before suggesting an answer, he gives a fascinating account of his experience as a neurosurgeon and scientist observing the brain in conscious patients.

Originally published in 1975.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Wilder Penfield:

Series:

Subject Area:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback : $29.95 ISBN: 9780691614786

Add to shopping cart

 Hardcover : $74.95 ISBN: 9780691642369

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Hardcover  £62.95 ISBN: 9780691642369

Add to shopping cart

 Paperback  £24.95 ISBN: 9780691614786

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 3/3/2017

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share 
Send me emails
about new books in:
History Of Science And Medicine, Philosophy Of Science
More Choices