For our December meeting we will be discussing the book Self Comes to Mind by Antonio Damasio.
Amazon Product Description:
A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious.
Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works. Here, in his most ambitious and stunning work yet, he rejects the long-standing idea that consciousness is somehow separate from the body, and presents compelling new scientific evidence that posits an evolutionary perspective. His view entails a radical change in the way the history of the conscious mind is viewed and told, suggesting that the brain’s development of a human self is a challenge to nature’s indifference. This development helps to open the way for the appearance of culture, perhaps one of our most defining characteristics as thinking and self-aware beings.
Please note that since the waiting list was getting long, we've added a second group for this meetup. If you can't get in to this group, check out Little Canada Book Club II - "Self Comes to Mind".
Our future reading list is:
January: Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan
February: A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Kraus