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Wider than the Sky

Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson (Literature and Medicine Series)

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Published by Kent State University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: 19th century,
  • Mind, Body, Spirit,
  • Poetry & poets: 19th century,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • USA,
  • Poetry,
  • American - General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCindy Mackenzie (Editor), Barbara Dana (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11115731M
    ISBN 100873389530
    ISBN 109780873389532

    About this title How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? God just punched you in the side of the face. To some, the two domains are so disparate as to be irreconcilable. When asked what he's going to do with it, he sheepishly admits that he might play a few games. One may get lost with out a solid knowledge base in the subject to begin with.

    A couple of things make Appleyard's work a valuable companion to the debate, rather than a latecomer to the party. Neural input may come from sense organs such as the optic nerves and is then cycled through a part of the cerebral cortex which categorizes it in terms of conceptual experience, and then is recycled so as to refine and to clarify the original impression. This resembles brain processing as Edelman describes it. Making a strong case for the materialist position is Gerald M.

    Levy researched how personalities and artists throughout history—Alexander Pope, Freud, Virginia Woolf, even Elvis—dealt with their migraines and candidly describes his rehabilitation with the aid of prescription drugs and his eventual reemergence into the world, back to work and writing. Yet despite the sponges and buckets of its metaphors, this poem concerns itself largely with mind as an abstraction. The visual coding of any face involves several groups of neurons--one to identify the face, another to read its expression, a third to track its motion, and so on. A scientific analysis of consciousness must answer the question: How can the firings of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? In that sense, no one can really turn off what hurts a migraineur, and no one really wants to. David L.


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Wider than the Sky book

I wonder why. This is the task I have set myself in this small book.

A Brain Wider Than the Sky

Paul Churchland, in The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul, to my mind does a far more impressive job of describing parallel distributed processing neural networksthough he approaches it from a theoretical viewpoint, rather than from the viewpoint of empirical research.

When asked what he's going to do with it, he sheepishly admits that he might play a few games. Only neural processes have causal efficacy.

Yale University Press published the book in An enthralling blend of memoir and provocative analysis, A Brain Wider Than the Sky offers rich insights into an illness whose effects are too often discounted and whose sufferers are too often overlooked.

One may get lost with out a solid knowledge base in the subject to begin with. The images they pull from their fMRI scanners, tracing blood-flow in the living brain, are the equivalent of Galileo's drawings of moon mountains. We're all Chandler now. Description A revealing perspective on how Emily Dickinson helps readers cope with suffering Emily Dickinson is known as a poet who presses at the limits of perception and expresses in brilliantly compact, memorable language extremes of both anguish and ecstasy.

There's no way that came from inside your head, you think. The book includes a glossarya bibliographic note, and an index. And the joke — that a holy Father-figure may be lurking somewhere in the iCloud — is wearing very thin indeed. Posted by. We can contain and bind a syllable, but not a Sound.

Appleyard is scientifically literate, rigorous and intelligent. This resembles brain processing as Edelman describes it. The essays featured in Wider than the Sky range from fresh scholarly analyses to highly personal essays and meditations, each offering thoughts on the emotional, spiritual, and physical healing power gained from reading Dickinson.

Appleyard gives a voice to the victims, from the tearful teenager drowning in the flood of his own social media, to Cheryl Cole, whose every action is so thoroughly mediated and syndicated, she spends her life patiently explaining to journalists that she is actually a human being.

Ten neurons could encodeor about a thousand faces Neural input may come from sense organs such as the optic nerves and is then cycled through a part of the cerebral cortex which categorizes it in terms of conceptual experience, and then is recycled so as to refine and to clarify the original impression.

Concise and understandable, the book explains pertinent findings of modern neuroscience and describes how consciousness arises in complex brains.

Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Millions of Popes with millions of screens, an almost dazzling burden to the economy of the nation and the psychic economy of all those households. Some people don't try words; they try art Koch and his colleagues, for example, discovered a single neuron that fires only when the subject sees an image of President Bill Clinton.

Blackmore, uniquely qualified to assess all comers she sports multihued hair, is a devotee of meditation, and studies altered states of consciousnessallows the myriad theorists to make their case including her own meme-centered theory so that you can be the judge.Jun 17,  · Now Andrew Levy — in his fascinating new book, A Brain Wider than the Sky — examines the effect migraine headaches, through the personal suffering of writers, artists, and religious and political figures, have had on broader cultural history.

What emerges is a migrainous personality at work in the world, a divided self that carries around a Author: Sheri Holman.

Talk:Wider than the Sky

The Brain—is wider than the Sky— and contrast this poem to another by Dickinson like "Because I could not stop for Death" or "There is no Frigate like a Book"." How does the alternating meter of the poem affect it?

What do you think is the speaker's stance on. Welcome to the dedicated book release dates page for Wider than the atlasbowling.com gather all the latest book and novel release dates news to bring you the most accurate new release schedule for Wider than the Sky.

Whether you’re looking for new books released inor beyond, Book Release Dates will track the release of your favorite upcoming books and tell you exactly when they will be. May 10,  · I’d been fairly circumspect so far, rather than inviting Andrew Levy to grab a beer, or arbitrarily assuming that a coffeehouse was appropriate for our meeting—migraine triggers come in many forms, as his book, “A Brain Wider Than the Sky,” makes exceedingly clear.

But somehow, I forgot to ask him if he had a headache, right now/5. The Brain—is wider than the Sky— For—put them side by side— The one the other will contain With ease—and You—beside— The Brain is deeper than the sea— For—hold them—Blue to Blue— The one the other will absorb— As Sponges—Buckets—do— The Brain is just the weight of God— For—Heft them—Pound for Pound—4/4(3).

Jan 01,  · A pretty technical and dense book, Wider Than the Sky aims to provide a consistent scientific theory on the emergence of consciousness from the neural base, without delving into speculation (such as quantum consciousness) resolving to dualism (mind/body), but focusing on embodiment - the fact that brain develops in a different way for every /5.