Textbooks The Self Illusion Mobi Read Apps Download Most of us believe that we are unique and coherent individuals, but are we? The idea of a “self” has existed ever since humans began to live in groups and become sociable. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ Those who embrace the self as an individual in the West, or a member of the group in the East, feel fulfilled and purposeful. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ This experience seems incredibly real but a wealth of recent scientific evidence reveals that this notion of the independent, coherent self is an illusion – it is not what it seems. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ Reality as we perceive it is not something that objectively exists, but something that our brains construct from moment to moment, interpreting, summarizing, and substituting information along the way. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ Like a science fiction movie, we are living in a matrix that is our mind. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ In The Self Illusion, Dr. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ Bruce Hood reveals how the self emerges during childhood and how the architecture of the developing brain enables us to become social animals dependent on each other. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ He explains that self is the product of our relationships and interactions with others, and it exists only in our brains. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ The author argues, however, that though the self is an illusion, it is one that humans cannot live without. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ But things are changing as our technology develops and shapes society. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ The social bonds and relationships that used to take time and effort to form are now undergoing a revolution as we start to put our self online. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ Social networking activities such as blogging, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter threaten to change the way we behave. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ Social networking is fast becoming socialization on steroids. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ The speed and ease at which we can form alliances and relationships is outstripping the same selection processes that shaped our self prior to the internet era. Hand of ♚Bruce Hood♚ This book ventures into unchartered territory to explain how the idea of the self will never be the same again in the online social world.
- Author≣Bruce Hood_Books
- Publisher≣Oxford University Press
- ISBN 10≣019989759X
- ISBN 13≣9780199897599