Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Che cosa sappiamo della mente: Gli ultimi progressi delle neuroscienze raccontati dal massimo esperto mondiale” as Want to Read:
Che cosa sappiamo della mente: Gli ultimi progressi delle neuroscienze raccontati dal massimo esperto mondiale
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Che cosa sappiamo della mente: Gli ultimi progressi delle neuroscienze raccontati dal massimo esperto mondiale

by
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  300 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Il neuroscienziato anglo-indiano Ramachandran fa il punto in questo volume sulla profonda rivoluzione in corso nel campo degli studi sui meccanismi che regolano il funzionamento della mente. Spiega quali relazioni esistono tra la coscienza - il cosiddetto "fantasma nel cervello" - e il senso della vista e come un danno agli occhi possa modificare la percezione di sé, come ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published October 2004 by Mondadori - Saggi (first published December 4th 2003)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Che cosa sappiamo della mente, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Che cosa sappiamo della mente

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 900)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Trevor
I’ve been wanting to read something by Ramachandran for a couple of years – ever since I read The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science and 50 Psychology Classics. I hadn’t realised he had given the Reith Lectures in 2003 – and so I’ve listened to them (they are available here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2003/)

They do make fascinating listening and he is often very funny. He clearly knew his audience – this line for example: ‘Now clearly
...more
Shaun
Based on his 2003 Reith Lectures, The Emerging Mind is a introduction to the wonders of neuroscience - where it is and where it may eventually lead. Ramachandran starts by explaining the importance of case studies in decoding the mysteries of the brain. In that sense, we can learn alot about a normal functioning brain by studying an "abnormal" one.

Nothing mind blowing here if you're even remotely familiar with the topic, however what makes this rather short book worth reading is Ramachandran's i
...more
Jaymee
A concise version of Ramachandran's "Phantoms in the Brain." This book is almost exactly the same. Read the other book for a more in-depth analysis of Ramachandran's neurological theories and studies. Also, this book is exactly the same as "A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness." I don't know why all 3 books are published in different titles but with all the same content.
Akshay
Ramachandran has made a revolutionay attempt to present to the laymen in neuroscience the way we think, why we think, and how our thinking culminates into into action. He reveals the the working of our brain and how it is influenced by our thoughts. He tries to show that many-a-times pain is a illution to the brain... which he calls learnt illution..
PP
Wish I had read this book when I was a student of Psychology; in a trice, VSR changes the paradigm of all that conventional theory talks about! Enlightening!
Nishita
Very nice read. I especially liked the chapter on 'what is art' and why human beings appreciate art.
Claudia
Il cervello è come una rete infinita di calcolatori in continua interazione tra loro; cosa accade quando uno di questi collegamenti s'interrompe o si danneggia? Attraverso lo studio e l'analisi dei soggetti che hanno avuto ictus, incidenti o difetti congeniti l'autore spiega come si arrivi a comprendere meglio il funzionamento del cervello. Esauriente la prima parte, non la seconda, dove sarebbe stato interessante approfondire temi complessi come la malattia mentale e il libero arbitrio, qui sol ...more
Donatella
In effetti, come hanno notato molti, questo libro ripete molti temi già trattati senza perlopiù ampliarli. Qualche spunto di riflessione importante lo rende comunque molto valido. Inoltre mi ha divertito scoprire che non sono d'accordo con Ramachandran su ogni cosa al 100%. Beh, meno male. Nonostante tutto mantengo un briciolo di spirito critico
Aravind P
Imagine a pulpy jelly like mass, hardly 1 Kg, but that which can comprehend the meaning of 0, infinity, god, about comprehending itself trying to comprehend the meaning of infinity. The most amazing and elusive mystery of the world - Brain!
s s
Every book by Rama is spectacular not only for the brilliant research but the simplicity and eloquence. He is really standing on the shoulder's of giants in this one as he goes over the ideas of many brilliant thinkers!
Teja
I just skimmed through the book after listening to one of Ramachandran's talks. A very interesting read, but most points have been covered in some talk or the other.
Sonia Murthy
Please read this book (or at least give it a try). I have read this book numerous times, can't seem to get enough. Mesmerizing, captivating, incredible.
Pasquale
Raccolta di conferenze su alcuni temi avanguardisti nelle neuroscienze. Stimolante e scorrevole. Riassume scoperte e studi affascinanti sul cervello.
Prasad GR
Gives a whole new perspective to everything & most importantly, this surely does make one think! Science cannot be made simpler.
Sameer m
intricacies of human brain described eloquently to layman level ...!! great book...!!
Vladimir
Vladimir marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2015
William Mcelroy
William Mcelroy marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2015
Sónia Freitas
Sónia Freitas marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2015
Mickslibrarian
Mickslibrarian marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2015
Paige
Paige marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2015
Greg
Greg marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2015
Justin Alva
Justin Alva is currently reading it
Feb 10, 2015
Gitta Wortwein
Gitta Wortwein marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2015
Natasha
Natasha marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2015
Diana
Diana marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 29 30 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates The Complexities of Human Thought
  • Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul
  • Matter and Consciousness: A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
  • Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality
  • The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
  • The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
  • Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
  • Mapping the Mind
  • Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
  • Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness: Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory Revisited
  • The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions
  • The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture
  • Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness
  • The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
  • Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All
  • Multimind: A New Way of Looking at Human Behavior
  • Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions
  • Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
17674
Vilayanur S. "Rama" Ramachandran is a neurologist best known for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and psychophysics. He is currently the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, Professor in the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Ramachandran i
...more
More about V.S. Ramachandran...
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers The Man with the Phantom Twin Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, Four-Volume Set

Share This Book