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Origins of the Human Mind

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Origins of the Human Mind is your authoritative guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what neurobiologists, psychologists, and other scientists know about this fascinating subject. These 24 intriguing and enlightening lectures lay bare the inner workings of our minds – and it's all brought to you by award-winning Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw, an instructor whos ...more
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Published 2010 by The Great Courses
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Bob Nichols
Hinshaw begins his lectures by outlining three perspectives about the mind's origins. He notes but largely dismisses the spiritual explanation of mind, leaving most of his focus on naturalism (e.g., evolutionary psychology) and humanism (roughly, we have been shaped by our culture and culture and personal choices will shape our own future).

Hinshaw pulls in the ancestral origins of mind and neurobiology, and thereby establishes the mind's biological foundation. His discussion on the role of emoti
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Nicholas Crutchley
Jun 12, 2016 Nicholas Crutchley rated it it was amazing
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Of all the Great Courses I have listened to, this is by far the best. Captured my interest from start to finish. One learns alot about psychology, neurology, genetics, epigenetics and other things ending with ology or etics.

The best part is the erosion of the nature-nurture conflict one hears so often. How the two forces interact to create a human mind is fascinating.

Another review referred to the exploration of 'humanism' being a fault of the book. However, the main focus is on 'naturlism'. A
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Neil
Jan 09, 2015 Neil rated it liked it
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Clear speaker, sensible structure but occasionally expresses some somewhat dodgy views. In particular I found his commitment to the rather loosely defined "humanism" and his use of the tenets of this methodology to provide the foundations for much of the course frustrating.

Nevertheless a good, clear introductory course, though sometimes unnecessary vague (particularly when it came to the philosophy) and resting upon a strange "humanist" foundation.
Troy Blackford
Sep 03, 2015 Troy Blackford rated it it was amazing
A wide-ranging and engrossing exploration of the topic, it particularly well elucidated the topics of heritability and evolutionary psychology.
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Sep 07, 2015 Tim rated it liked it
I liked Stephen Hinshaw's teaching style and I found the material in the lectures to be interesting.
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