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The mimetic brain / Jean-Michel Oughourlian ; translated by Trevor Cribben Merrill.

By: Oughourlian, Jean-Michel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture: Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2016]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1609174763; 9781609174767.Uniform titles: Notre troisième cerveau. English Subject(s): Neuropsychology | Cognitive neuroscienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 612.8/233 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
For a mimetic anthropology -- For a psychiatry of the three brains -- An essay in mimetic nosology -- The dialectic of the rational, emotional, and mimetic brains.
Summary: The discovery of mirror neurons in the 1990s led to an explosion of research and debate about the imitative capacities of the human brain. Some herald a paradigm shift on the order of DNA in biology, while others remain skeptical. In this revolutionary volume Jean- Michel Oughourlian shows how the hypotheses of Ren ̌Girard can be combined with the insights of neuroscientists to shed new light on the "mimetic brain." Offering up clinical studies and a complete reevaluation of classical psychiatry, Oughourlian explores the interaction among reason, emotions, and imitation and reveals that rivalry-the blind spot in contemporary neuroscientific understandings of imitation-is a misunderstood driving force behind mental illness. Oughourlian's analyses shake the very foundations of psychiatry as we know it and open up new avenues for both theoretical research and clinical practice.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

For a mimetic anthropology -- For a psychiatry of the three brains -- An essay in mimetic nosology -- The dialectic of the rational, emotional, and mimetic brains.

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The discovery of mirror neurons in the 1990s led to an explosion of research and debate about the imitative capacities of the human brain. Some herald a paradigm shift on the order of DNA in biology, while others remain skeptical. In this revolutionary volume Jean- Michel Oughourlian shows how the hypotheses of Ren ̌Girard can be combined with the insights of neuroscientists to shed new light on the "mimetic brain." Offering up clinical studies and a complete reevaluation of classical psychiatry, Oughourlian explores the interaction among reason, emotions, and imitation and reveals that rivalry-the blind spot in contemporary neuroscientific understandings of imitation-is a misunderstood driving force behind mental illness. Oughourlian's analyses shake the very foundations of psychiatry as we know it and open up new avenues for both theoretical research and clinical practice.

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Jean-Michel Oughourlian is the former chief of psychiatry at the American Hospital of Paris and taught for many years at the Sorbonne and the University of Franche-Comté.<br>

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