How are the body and mind connected in each essay how

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How are the body and mind connected in each essay? How do they influence one another? To what extent is the mind in control of the body’s experience? Vice versa? Rough Draft Due: Bring 2 hard copies to class on Wednesday, October 18 th . Please upload (as an attachment) to Assignments on our Sakai site (sakai.rutgers.edu) by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, October 18 th . Final Draft Due: As a hard copy in class on Wednesday, October 25 th . Please upload (as an attachment) to Assignments on our Sakai site (sakai.rutgers.edu) by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, October 25 th . Late rough drafts will result in a half-letter grade deduction from the final draft of Paper 4. Late final drafts will result in a full-letter grade deduction from the final draft of Paper 4. Required formatting: stapled, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-pt. font (Times New Roman), MLA format (Your headers, page numbers, and quotations should be formatted properly. See The Keys for Writers. ) In Oliver Sacks’ “The Mind’s Eye”, he describes the concept of the “whole body seer” as an example of “how an individual deprived of one form of perception could totally reshape himself to a new center, a new perceptual identity” (330). Upon becoming blind, Hull feels himself become more attuned to his other senses. In this, and in each case Sacks describes in his essay, he explores the interplay between the experience of the body, the eyes, and the experience of the mind, the “visual imagination”. Meanwhile, in Fredrickson’s, “Love 2.0”, biochemicals like oxytocin likewise influence the way individuals perceive the world around them, while Bell explores the ways in which young women develop strategies to attempt to mitigate the conflicts between their physical and emotional desires. Think about how each author approaches the mind and the body as both distinct from and connected to each other to address the following question: What roles do our bodies and our minds each play in shaping the way we perceive or experience ourselves or the world around us?
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  • Fall '09
  • DEMETRAKAREMAN
  • Oliver Sacks, New Humanities Reader

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