As groundbreaking synthesis that promises toÂ shift our understanding of the mind-brain connection andÂ its relationship with our bodies. We understand the workings of the human body as a series of interdependent physiological relationships: muscle interacts with bone as the heart responds to hormones secreted by the brain, all the way down to the inner workings of every cell. To make an organism function, no one component can work alone. In light of this, why is it thatÂ the accepted understanding that the physical phenomenon of theÂ mind is attributed only to the brain? InÂ TheÂ EmbodiedÂ Mind, internationally renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas R. Verny sets out to redefine our concept of theÂ mindÂ and consciousness.Â He brilliantly compilesÂ new research that points to theÂ mind's ties to every part of the body.Â TheÂ EmbodiedÂ MindÂ collects disparate findingsÂ in physiology, genetics, and quantum physics in order to illustrate the mounting evidence that somatic cells, not just neural cells, store memory, inform genetic coding, and adapt to environmental changes--all behaviors that contribute to theÂ mindÂ and consciousness. Cellular memory, Verny shows, is not just an abstraction, but a well-documented scientific fact that will shift our understanding of memory. Verny describes single-celled organisms with no brains demonstrating memory, and points to the remarkable case of a French man who, despite having a brain just a fraction of the typical size, leads a normal life with a family and a job. The Embodied Mind shows how intelligence and consciousness--traits traditionally attributed to the brain alone--also permeate our entire being. Bodily cells and tissues use the same molecular mechanisms for memory as our brain, making our mind more fluid and adaptable than we could have ever imaged.
The Embodied Mind
AuthorVerny, Thomas R.
Publication Date2021-10-05 00:00:00
PublisherSimon and Schuster