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Emotion: The Driving Force

by: C. R. Mukundan
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For a cognitive scientist, emotion has often been an extracurricular activity.  Busy in understanding the complex cognitive processes and relating them to wakefulness–sleep rhythms, emotion has always been considered a personal deviation, which interfered with cognitive processes.  What was not understood and what everyone kept trying to understand was the presence and role of consciousness. […]

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Prof. C.R. Mukundan, Ph.D., D.M. & S.P. is a Neuropsychologist and worked in the clinical and forensic disciplines. He was a faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology of the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, from 1974 to 2003. He functioned as Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Behavioral Science, GFSU, Gujarat, for more than three years from 2013. He set up the Clinical Neuropsychology Services at NIMHANS in the mid-1970. And later set up a Neuropsychological Laboratory for cognitive electrophysiological experiments at NIMHANS. He has worked on several funded research projects and published essentially in the clinical neurocognitive area, including the first research papers from India on computer quantified time-frequency domain analyses of EEG. He was chief/joint research supervisor for about 70 doctoral and other research projects in clinical and experimental Neuropsychology for students in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Engineering. He designed a 24 channels EEG system and assembled it in the late 1970 at NIMHANS, which was used in several research projects. He designed a cognitive retraining program (Brain Function Therapy) for brain-damaged patients and for children with learning disabilities, and got a computer program developed for its use. His cognitive electrophysiological work on remembrance of autobiographical information was developed into a forensic tool, which has been named Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature (BEOS) profiling, and it has been successfully used as an aid for forensic formulations and investigations in hundreds of cases. Based on neuropsychological principles of brain functioning, he developed a computerized ‘Neurobehavioral Controls and Potentiality Measurement’ test and other behavioral measures for use in corporate organizations. He started his efforts to study emotion in the past 5 years, mainly to know the role of emotional arousal in the neurogenesis of actions, for understanding the genesis of violent acts. “Emotion – The Driving Force” is his fourth book. The diversities of experiential and experimental approaches in understanding the cognitive modulation of emotions and issues related to sensory-motor contacts are discussed in the book.
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Overview For a cognitive scientist, emotion has often been an extracurricular activity.  Busy in understanding the complex cognitive processes and relating them to wakefulness–sleep rhythms, emotion has always been considered a personal deviation, which interfered with cognitive processes.  What was not understood and what everyone kept trying to understand was the presence and role of consciousness. Consciousness has often been   proposed as an entity or force contributing to the creation of biological and psychological functional capabilities. Additionally, it has been proposed and believed to reflect the existence of a spiritual dimension, which many have come to believe in, though they cannot directly contact this domain. The foundation of biopsychological aspects of knowing the world is well understood, especially those related to making sensory-motor contacts with the world.  These contacts have been of two kinds – one direct and the other indirect. The direct contacts have been experiential and subjective. The indirect ones have been repeatedly and objectively demonstrated, which became the foundation of scientific understanding of the world. Additionally, the human brain learnt to encode and transcode the direct personal contacts, as well as those established through repeatedly created and presented objective signals, and thereby generate two domains of knowledge base of the world. The semantic and symbolic interpretations of the sequential and simultaneous relationships of multiple spectrum of components constituting the reality and the resultant verbal awareness made during the processes have been considered to reflect the mental processes of the brain.
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ISBN: 978-81-933277-0-8
Publisher: RED’SHINE PUBLICATION
Publish Date: 2017
Page Count: 302

  1. Ashis

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    Wonderful Book.

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    Must read at least once….