Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

I've read 'The Body has a mind of its own' by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee.

[Blakeslee, S. & Blakeslee, M. (2007). The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better. Random House.]

The authors are not experts of neuroscience nor cognitive science. But as scientific writers, they encompass a broad range of bodily experiences, from anorexia to yips, from Nintendo game machine to cyborg, from body schema to mirror neurons. All of these topics are written based on the relatively new discoveries in neuroscience. This is a nice book as an introduction to the neuroscience of embodiment.

You can see the online webpage that introduces this book.