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

With a growing waiting list for the next Little Canada Book Club, we've reserved a second room at Caribou on December 9th to accommodate those who didn't get in on the RSVP list in time.

For our December meeting we will be discussing the book Self Comes to Mindby Antonio Damasio.

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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.

Our future reading list is:
January: Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan
February: A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss

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  • Donald A.

    Excellent topic and discussion. The two groups combined to meet in one room. We had about 10 people, and everyone was able to participate in the discussion. Many ideas were shared. An educational experience for all, I believe.

    December 9, 2012

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