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A scientist's exploration into the mysteries of the human mind.

Neuroscience studies the brain, but what does science have to say about the mind? A full examination of what we mean by the term "mind" has traditionally been the province of philosophers, but what might neuroscience teach us about it? How does the mind differ from consciousness? And how do we know who we really are?

In this book, noted neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., brings his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to this most perplexing of topics. He explores the nature of the who, how, what, why, and when of your mind - of your self - from the perspective of neuroscience. Mind is the essence of our true nature, our deepest sense of being alive, here, right now, in this moment. How science explains it is truly one of the most exciting journeys into knowledge we can take.

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©2017 Mind Your Brain, Inc. (P)2016 Mind Your Brain, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by Brilliance Audio.

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Lots of speculation presented as fact. Couldn't stop saying "within ... AND between!" like it was some great new insight every few sentences. I really wanted to enjoy this because it's a topic I'm genuinely interested in, but it was just terrible. 0/10, literally worse than watching paint dry.

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  • Rach
  • 13-01-2017

love

this book is amazing! I learned so much and feel a deeper connection with myself and our planet. I've never been great with Physics so it did get a bit complex for a little bit. I can say that I understand more than when I began this book! I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking for a better connection with our world.

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  • Naga
  • 08-07-2019

Transformation through clarity!

If you ever wondered if there could be a clear and consilientbreading of the teachings of ancient wisdom and the findings of modern science, neuroscience/brain science then you have found it here with Dr. Dan’s book on Mind. In my experience, this is the most brilliant reading and explanation of systems theory and the implications of the findings of modern science and their ancient roots in the teachings of the wisdom of liberation. I deeply appreciate and love Dr. Dan’s heart/mind and vision for us, all of us.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-06-2019

Word Salad

The author is clearly impressed with his work. Unfortunately, I was not. It’s a word salad that leaves you hungry for an intelligible exploration into the mysteries of the human mind.

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  • Sam Clemens
  • 07-11-2017

Dreadfully redundant

The premise is compelling but the book restates it so often and so pedantically that there's no momentum. The reader begins soon to wonder if the author is ever going to get on with developing his ideas or just keep repeating them.

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  • Faraneh
  • 03-06-2017

Too scientific

The subject was interesting but it was intended for academics. However if examples of real life situations were more maybe would have been good for normal people like me.

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  • David A Jones
  • 10-08-2017

Uuugh!

How many times can you repeat yourself? It appears that Dr. Siegel has babbled himself into conclusion and conviction.

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  • Jason Trager
  • 10-01-2022

Manufactured profundity and pseudo science

This book is stack of baseless assertions masquerading as science and insight. Starting from an unsubstantiated conclusion that the mind is of a quantum persuasion, Dr. Siegel spends twenty hours building self-referential conclusions about his theories. The entire book goes about defining mind and the definition of mind using a logical framework that will be familiar to anyone who has ever watched a YouTube conspiracy video. Never before have I read or listened to a book that builds a house of cards on the repeating premise of "It may be that A is true", and in the next chapter states "because A is true, it may be that B is true." This stack of logical non-sequiter builds up to Z, in this case.

Dr. Siegel clearly understands that he is doing this, because he often wanders close to the truth, yet misleads the reader on it more often than not. Throughout this book, I wondered if he was a fool or a charlatan. I suspect the latter, but don't intend on reading more of his work to build evidence one way or another.

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  • Rurik McKaiser
  • 10-11-2019

Deep and Thought Provoking

I truly enjoyed this book. If we, as a species could convert the theory of this book into common practice, then we will be living in paradise.

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  • Sigrun Sigurdardottir
  • 09-07-2019

like what he has to say and explains

nicely explained good notes with it and hevhas a slow calming voice speaks like Danny Crane from Boston Leagle

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2019

One of the most useful books ever

This book should be read/listen by every single person.
Thank you Mr.Siegel for all your questions and your efforts.

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  • Woodenwolf
  • 05-01-2017

Brilliant

Dan is a genius at communicating complex ideas, breaking them down into understandable segments that fit together effortlessly.
This book will leave you with both a feeling of awe and a third to work toward being a better human. Thoroughly recommended , can't stop thinking about it and returning to it !

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  • Mr. J. Alliban
  • 16-12-2016

The science of spirituality

An excellent thoughtful deep dive into the mind and how to achieve wellness. It's very refreshing to hear spiritual ideas broken down and analysed from the perspective of science.

I found it to be a bit of a struggle at times as there is a lot of repetition. I felt the message could have been delivered in half the time. However, the content was so valuable this issue didn't reduce my score and I would recommend it in a heartbeat to those interested in the topic.

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  • Ben
  • 10-02-2017

it's worth persevering

slow start but soon gets interesting, he is as articulate as ever and presents things objectively.

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