The Biology of Mind - Origins and Structures of Mind, Brain,
and Consciousness, M. Deric Bownds.
Available from John
Wiley & Sons or www.amazon.com..
describes the book; the book's contents, text with citations, figures, and a bibliography
not provided in the printed version can be found HERE.
book is based
on lecture notes I developed after starting the interdisciplinary
Biology of Mind course in 1994.
It is cross listed between four departments at the University of Wisconsin
- Madison (Psychology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, Zoology). It
was written both as a course text and also for a general audience.
version has complete
in the published version.
I last taught the course in the fall
of 2005. Selected topics indicated in the syllabus for the
spring 2004 Biology of Mind Course were covered, with
an emphasis on continuities between human and animal behavior, cognitive
neuroscience, and affective neuroscience. On-Line
Resources relevant to Bownds' previous versions of this course
can be accessed through this link. The course was offered in the
fall term of 2006 by John Hawk, Anthropology Department.