Scripta Varia

Neurosciences and the Human Person: New Perspectives on Human Activities

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Proceedings of the Working Group 8-10 November 2012
A. Battro, S. Dehaene and W. Singer (eds)
Scripta Varia 121
Vatican City, 2013
pp. 320
ISBN 978-88-7761-106-2

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1. Origins of Mind


Hominid Evolution and the Emergence of the Genus Homo (PDF)
Yves Coppens


Human Origins from a Genomic Perspective (PDF)
Svante Pääbo


Mind and Soul? Two Notions in the Light of Contemporary Philosophy (PDF)
Enrico Berti


2. The Dynamic Brain and Consciousness


The Neuronal Correlate of Consciousness: Unity in Time Rather than Space (PDF)
Wolf J. Singer


Brain Rhythms for Cognition and Consciousness (PDF)
Earl K. Miller


The Brain Mechanisms of Conscious Access and Introspection (PDF)
Stanislas Dehaene


Consciousness and Self-Consciousness In Favour of a Pragmatic Dualism in the Philosophy of Mind (PDF)
Jürgen Mittelstraß


Neuroscience of Self-Consciousness and Subjectivity (PDF)
Olaf Blanke


3. Towards a neuroscientific understanding of free will


Neural Mechanisms Underlying Human Choice in the Frontal Cortex (PDF)
Timothy E. Behrens


False Perceptions & False Beliefs: Understanding Schizophrenia (PDF)
Christopher D. Frith


Addiction: A Disease of Self-Control (PDF)
Nora D. Volkow


Understanding Layers: From Neuroscience to Human Responsibility (PDF)
Michael S. Gazzaniga


Self-Knowledge and the Adaptive Unconscious (PDF)
Timothy D. Wilson


Seven Ways Neuroscience Aids Law (PDF)
Owen D. Jones


Interaction Between Two Readings: The Naturalistic and the Socratic “Know Thyself” (PDF)
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo


4. Sources of human comprehension and incomprehension


Are There Innate Mechanisms that Make us Social Beings? (PDF)
Uta Frith


Natural Cooperation (PDF)
Martin A. Nowak


Spiritualité de l’âme (PDF)
Georges Card. Cottier


Developmental Sources of Social Divisions (PDF)
Elizabeth S. Spelke


5. Can neuroscience improve the brain and mind?


The Birth of the Mind (PDF)
Jacques Mehler


How Genes and Experience Shape the Human Will (PDF)
Michael I. Posner


New Interfaces for the Brain (PDF)
John P. Donoghue


Circuits for Action Diversification 
Silvia Arber


Homo Docens and the Teaching Brain (PDF)
Antonio M. Battro                                


Final Statement (guided by Stanislas Dehaene)

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