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The Mind And The Brain Being The Authorised Translation Of L'?me Et Le Corps

By: Alfred Binet
Published By: Double9 Books
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Originally titled "L'ƒme et le corps," "The Mind and the Brain" was authored by French psychologist and academic Alfred Binet. In an effort to balance the then-dominant viewpoints of materialism and spiritualism, the book investigates the connection between the mind and brain. According to Binet, the brain and the mind are separate but distinctly related things. He contends that while the mind is a non-physical phenomenon that cannot be reduced to basic matter, the brain is the physical organ responsible for mental activity. In addition, Binet examines the idea of consciousness and how it relates to the brain, making the case that awareness is not only a result of brain activity but rather a fundamental component of the mind itself. Binet bases his arguments for each point he makes in the book on a variety of philosophical and scientific sources. He studies the writings of philosophers like Descartes, Spinoza, and Kant as well as current psychology and neuroscience studies. A classic book in psychology, "The Mind and the Brain" is still read and debated widely today. Generations of psychologists and philosophers have been affected by Binet's discoveries into the nature of the mind and consciousness, and his theories are still relevant today in discussions concerning the connection between the mind and body.

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Alfred Binet

French psychologist Alfred Binet (1857–1911) is most recognized for his groundbreaking work in the area of Intelligence assessment. Binet, a Frenchman from Nice, started out as a lawyer before switching to psychology. Binet was hired as the head of the Sorbonne's Laboratory of Experimental Psychology in 1890 and carried out studies on memory, attention, and suggestibility there. He was given a mandate by the French government in 1905 to create a system for identifying kids who were in danger of falling behind academically. The Binet-Simon Scale, developed by Binet and his collaborator Theodore Simon, was the first standardized Intelligence test. A child's mental age, or degree of intellectual development in relation to their chronological age, was assessed by the test. Later, the Binet-Simon Scale was modified by various psychologists, such as Lewis Terman, who coined the term "intelligence quotient" (IQ). Binet was a prolific author who produced more than 200 books and essays on a variety of psychological subjects. He was a strong supporter of the application of scientific principles to the study of human behavior and was instrumental in making psychology a recognized branch of science. Binet passed away in 1911 at the age of 54, but his contributions to psychology still have an impact today, notably in the fields of cognitive psychology and Intelligence level testing.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 137 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357488065
  • ISBN-13: 9789357488068
  • Item Weight: 164.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.94 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Body, Mind & Spirit / ParaPsychology / Out-of-Body Experience