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Edelman, Gerald M.

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Works: 95 works in 340 publications in 3 languages and 11,460 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, Collaborator
Classifications: QP411, 153
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Wider than the sky the phenomenal gift of consciousness by Gerald M Edelman ( )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dr. Gerald M. Edelman draws on a lifetime of scientific inquiry into the workings of the brain to formulate answers to the mind-body questions that intrigue all thinking people. In direct, non-technical language, he explains pertinent facts about neuroscience and describes how consciousness arises in complex brains. Edelman explores the relation of consciousness to causation, to evolution, to the development of the self, and to the origins of feelings, learning, and memory. He examines the connection of language to higher-order consciousness, and he seeks to clarify the place of values in a world of facts." "Wider Than the Sky presents an analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness that is based on remarkable recent advances in biochemistry, immunology, medical imaging, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. But the implications of this rewarding book extend farther, well beyond the worlds of science and medicine into virtually every area of human inquiry."--BOOK JACKET
Second nature brain science and human knowledge by Gerald M Edelman ( )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burgeoning advances in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we acquire knowledge. Indeed, it is now possible to explore consciousness - the very centre of human concern - by scientific means. In this illuminating book, Dr. Gerald M. Edelman offers a new theory of knowledge based on striking scientific findings about how the brain works. And he addresses the related compelling question: does the latest research imply that all knowledge can be reduced to scientific description? Edelman's brain-based approach to knowledge has rich implications for our understanding of creativity, of the normal and abnormal functioning of the brain, and of the connections among the different ways we have of knowing. While the gulf between science and the humanities and their respective views of the world has seemed enormous in the past, the author shows that their differences can be dissolved by considering their origins in brain functions. He foresees a day when brain-based devices will be conscious, and he reflects on this and other fascinating ideas about how we come to know the world and ourselves
Bright air, brilliant fire : on the matter of the mind by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We are on the brink of understanding ancient mysteries: how we know, what governs our nature, what makes a person different from a thing. In the last decade, more than twenty disciplines dealing with every aspect of the brain have contributed to a revolution in the neurosciences--a revolution as significant, in the view of many observers, as the Galilean and Copernican revolutions in mathematics and physics or the Darwinian revolution in biology. In this book, one of the world's foremost brain scientists gives us a glimpse into the workings of the human brain--the most complex material object in the universe. A match head's worth of the brain contains about a billion connections that can combine in ways which can only be described as hyperastronomical--on the order of ten followed by millions of zeros (there are only about ten followed by eighty zeros' worth of positively charged particles in the whole known universe). Gerald Edelman takes us on a dazzling tour through such diverse topics as Turing machines, Darwin's "program," Jamesian flights and perchings, genetics, quantum physics, and the nature of perception, language, and individuality. He argues that biology will provide the key to understanding the brain and ultimately the mind. Underlying this argument is the evolutionary view that the mind arose at a definite time in history. This sweeping book considers our place in nature and how we came to be able to describe and change it. It examines the implications of understanding the brain for philosophy, for curing mental disease, and for the possibility of building conscious artifacts. Edelman does not hesitate to take on cognitive and behavioral approaches that leave biology out of the picture, as well as the currently fashionable view of the brain as a computer. He argues that the workings of the brain more closely resemble the living ecology of a jungle than they do the activities of an electric company. Some startling conclusions emerge from these ideas: individuality is necessarily at the very center of what it means to have a mind; no creature is born value-free; no physical theory of the universe can claim to be a "theory of everything" without including an account of how the brain gives rise to the mind. There is no greater scientific challenge than understanding the brain. Here's the book that provides a window on that understanding
Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remembered present : a biological theory of consciousness by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topobiology : an introduction to molecular embryology by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In A Universe of Consciousness, Edelman and Tononi present an empirically supported full-scale theory of consciousness. The theory provides a scientific understanding of the most general and fundamental properties of consciousness - the private and unitary nature of experience and yet the infinite variety of conscious states, stretching as widely as one's memory and as far as one's imagination." "Edelman and Tononi apply all of the resources and insights of modern neuroscience, from the largest computer models of the brain ever constructed to new experiments that detect the changes in brain activity that actually occur when we are conscious or unconscious of a stimulus. Their arguments build on the radical ideas introduced by Edelman in works that apply Darwinian principles to the development of brain and mind."--BOOK JACKET
The mindful brain : cortical organization and the group-selective theory of higher brain function by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cellular selection and regulation in the immune response ( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cell in contact : adhesions and junctions as morphogenetic determinants ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molecular bases of neural development ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How we know by M Shafto ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synaptic function ( Book )
11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molecular determinants of animal form : proceedings of the UCLA symposium held at Park City, Utah, March 30-April 4, 1985 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dynamic aspects of neocortical function ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Auditory function : neurobiological bases of hearing ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morphoregulatory molecules ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brain by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consciousness : how matter becomes imagination by Gerald M Edelman ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edelman and Tononi present an empirically-supported full-scale theory of consciousness. Applying the resources and insights of modern neuroscience, using the largest computer model ever constructed, they show what creates conscious experiences
Signal and sense : local and global order in perceptual maps ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Edelman, Gerald M.
Edelman, Gerald Maurice
Edelman, Gerald Maurice, 1929-
Edelmen, Dž.
エーデルマン, ジェラルド・M
Languages
English (206)
Italian (3)
French (1)
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