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Synaptic Substrates of the Implicit and Explicit Self

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Science  12 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5566, pp. 268
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5566.268

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Synaptic Self How Our Brains Become Who We Are. Joseph LeDoux. Viking, New York, 2002. 416 pp. $29.95, C$43.99. ISBN 0-670-03028-7.

LeDoux combines perspectives from neuroscience, philosophy, literature, and the history of science to explain how human personalities are created by our brains (and, in particular, by the synaptic connectivity within them).