Mind

A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF BEING HUMAN

New York Times Bestseller! Available Now

A scientist’s exploration into the mysteries of the human mind.
 
What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind’s contents—its emotions, thoughts, and memories—are often described, the essence of mind is rarely, if ever, defined.
 


In this book, noted neuropsychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author Daniel J. Siegel, MD, uses his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to offer a definition of the mind that illuminates the how, what, when, where, and even why of who we are, of what the mind is, and what the mind’s self has the potential to become. MIND takes the reader on a deep personal and scientific journey into consciousness, subjective experience, and information processing, uncovering the mind’s self-organizational properties that emerge from both the body and the relationships we have with one another, and with the world around us. While making a wide range of sciences accessible and exciting—from neurobiology to quantum physics, anthropology to psychology—this book offers an experience that addresses some of our most pressing personal and global questions about identity, connection, and the cultivation of well-being in our lives.

Watch Dr. Dan Siegel discuss his new book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.
 
 
 
Watch a short discussion with Maria Shriver to commemorate World Mental Health Day and discuss the concepts of defining consciousness and the brain versus the mind, found in my new book.
 
Dr. Dan Siegel discusses his new book, Mind, with Maria Shriver.
 
 

Praise:

“Daniel Siegel widens our world with this mind-opening – and mind-bending – exploration of mind itself. From a journey through Mind emerges a compelling sense of our connection to each other, and to the universe.” 
 
— Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World
 
 
Dan Siegel is in my opinion one of the most knowledgeable persons on the mind. His insights into the mind as an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information in the ecosystem of life have had a deep impact on my own understanding of mind and life and have impacted the way I practice and understand the healing process. His latest book takes the understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and self regulation to a new level. If you are interested in the science of healing, this book is a must read.”
 
— Deepak Chopra, author of Super Genes
 
 
“Dan Siegel is a true pioneer in applying the latest science to well-being, education and public policy. In Mind, he takes us on a scientific and philosophical journey far beyond the view that the mind is just brain activity, with profound implications on how we think, how we feel and how we live.” 
 
— Arianna Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolution

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