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Write-up1 (as at 10/04/2017 23:38:24): Cerebrum
- The cerebrum is the centre for the higher cognitive capacities of the brain3, and hence of human and other animal psychology.
- It is (or they are) one option for the choice of “what we are4” on the part of those who hold the Psychological View5 of personal identity.
- The two cerebral hemispheres are joined by the commissures, and commissurotomy6 is a favourite TE7, being an alleged case – suitably elaborated – of the fission8 of the person9; which again (allegedly) shows the non-identity of the human person and his animal.
- There is some slackness in the literature where (whole) brain transplants10 and (double) cerebrum transplants are not distinguished, and where half-brain transplants (whatever these might be in practice) and single-cerebrum transplants are confused.
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- "Bear (Mark), Connors (Barry) & Paradiso (Michael) - Neuroscience", Bear et al, 2002
- "Galin (David) - Implications for Psychiatry of Left and Right Cerebral Specialization: A Neurophysiological Context for Unconscious Processes", Galin, 1974
- "Kinsbourne (Marcel) - Asymmetrical Function of the Brain", Kinsbourne, 1978
- "Murphy (Nancey) - I Cerebrate Myself: Is there a little man inside your brain?", Murphy, 1999
- "Russell (Robert John), Murphy (Nancey), Meyering (Theo C.), Arbib (Michael A.) - Neuroscience and the Person", Russell+Murphy et al, 2000
- This is mostly a place-holder11. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list. This has information on the cerebrum itself muddled together with more philosophical writings.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (10/04/2017 23:38:24).
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- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
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