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Ideas of Rita Carter, by Text

[British, fl. 1998, Freelance science journalist.]

1998 Mapping the Mind
p. 12 p.12 Pain doesn't have one brain location, but is linked to attention and emotion
p. 17 p.17 Proper brains appear at seven weeks, and neonates have as many neurons as adults do
p. 17 p.17 Scans of brains doing similar tasks produce very similar patterns of activation
p. 19 p.19 Babies show highly emotional brain events, but may well be unaware of them
p. 19 p.19 Normal babies seem to have overlapping sense experiences
p. 30 p.30 The 'locus coeruleus' is one of several candidates for the brain's 'pleasure centre'
p.155 p.155 No one knows if animals are conscious
p.155 p.155 The only way we can control our emotions is by manipulating the outside world that influences them
p.174 p.174 Sense organs don't discriminate; they reduce various inputs to the same electrical pulses
p.181 p.181 The recognition sequence is: classify, name, locate, associate, feel [PG]
p.187 p.187 Out-of-body experiences may be due to temporary loss of proprioception
p.190 p.190 Brain lesions can erase whole categories of perception, suggesting they are hard-wired
p.195 p.195 A frog will starve to death surrounded by dead flies
p.257 p.257 In primates, brain size correlates closely with size of social group
p.298 p.298 There is enormous evidence that consciousness arises in the frontal lobes of the brain
p.300 p.300 Consciousness involves awareness, perception, self-awareness, attention and reflection
p.307 p.307 In blindsight V1 (normal vision) is inactive, but V5 (movement) lights up
p.308 p.308 There seems to be no dividing line between a memory and a thought
p.312 p.312 Thinking takes place on the upper side of the prefrontal cortex