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Little Canada Book Club - "Self Comes to Mind" by Antonio Damasio

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

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  • Simmie

    Hi all, I'm taking a snow day too. Sorry.

    December 9, 2012

  • m.a. s.

    I will not be attending....bummer! good book!, but I've been watching the weather radar and there is more snow coming, road conditions will be a problem, too risky for my rusty winter driving skills :) ....around 10 inches are expected in the area where I live.
    ....not sure if there is a policy for canceling meeting event for weather conditions?

    December 9, 2012

    • Patricia M.

      I don't really have a policy for canceling, we haven't really had a need in the past. If enough people cancel we could move this book to next month, but at this point there are still 16 people signed up between the two groups. I'll keep watching the attendance lists. Sorry you can't make it, but I'm glad you're keeping safe!

      December 9, 2012

  • Dave P.

    I'm sorry to say that I will not be able to attend. There is a problem at work that I need to attend to.

    December 7, 2012

  • Nancy

    I have no balance on my gift card, so let me re-up. Perhaps in the future, instead of running the sessions concurrently, the 2nd one could be at 7 pm or something like that. That way, I could still participate on the weekends I work. (Caribou closes at 9pm at Sundays, so no 3-4 hour sessions.) Diehards could even attend both!

    November 18, 2012

    • Patricia M.

      That's an interesting idea. I'm not sure we're going to do this on an on-going basis, but if we do that's something to consider.

      November 18, 2012

  • Doug

    See the "Little Canada Book Club II - "Self Comes to Mind" by Antonio Damasio" meetup for the overflow from this meetup.

    It looks like Patricia and I are locked in a contest for world domination. We’re starting small, but even Genghis Khan had to start somewhere.

    November 18, 2012

    • Patricia M.

      Actually I'm just going to be wishing I knew what everyone in the other group thought about the book. It's going to be hard to miss out on half the conversation!

      November 18, 2012

    • Nancy

      Look at it this way, Patricia, if there was no 2nd session, you'd still be missing out on whatever they have to say!

      November 18, 2012

  • Doug

    OK with me.

    November 18, 2012

  • Patricia M.

    Thanks, Doug. If we are going that route we will need to buy 2 gifts cards; I think Doug and Jack have agreed to be next, so if you are both still willing we will plan on that.

    November 18, 2012

  • Doug

    The second room is good idea. I called the Caribou Coffee and reserved the second room from 1-4pm.

    I think all that is needed is for Patricia to increase the number of spots.

    November 18, 2012

  • Tomomi

    Or, schedule a second session on this book.

    November 17, 2012

  • Tomomi

    Just a suggestion, but given the interest in this book, if you could reserve two rooms and split into two groups, maybe?

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't know if this is already common knowledge, but the brain science podcast reviewed Self Comes to Mind this month (episode 90).

    http://www.brainsciencepodcast.com/

    November 12, 2012

    • Mark T.

      Great to know! And OOOOhhh! Fresh brains podcast!

      November 12, 2012

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