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Brains top down : is top-down causation challenging neuroscience

Author: Gennaro Auletta; Ivan Colagè; Marc Jeannerod
Publisher: Singapore ; London : World Scientific, [2013] ©2013.
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Presents an overview of the main schools of thought as well as advanced research trends in neuroscience. This title focuses on neural top-down causation applied to hot topics like consciousness,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gennaro Auletta; Ivan Colagè; Marc Jeannerod
ISBN: 9789814412452 9814412457
OCLC Number: 818463749
Description: ix, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : consciousness as a top-down causal agency / G. Auletta and M. Jeannerod --
A constraining role of the mind? / G. Auletta --
Neurons, schemas, persons, and society revisited / M.A. Arbib --
The neural basis of consciousness and the issue of downward causation / notes by G. Auletta and I. Colagè on Damasio's contribution --
The functional role of conscious will in voluntary action : cause or consequence? : a position paper / M. Jeannerod --
Can the self be considered a cause? / J.J. Sanguineti --
The brain : a highly distributed self-organizing system : who has the initiative? / W. Singer --
Two views of brain functioning / M. Raichle --
Top-down causation in the brain : promises for cognitive psychology and challenges for research / C.R. Crowell ... [et al.] --
Consciousness and the global neuronal workspace hypothesis : from bottom-up to top-down causation and vice versa / G. Auletta and I. Colagè --
Computation, representation, and physicalism / P. Jacob --
Overall discussion --
Postface : M. Jeannerod (1935- 2011) : a personal note / G. Rizzolatti.
Responsibility: editors: Gennaro Auletta, Ivan Colagè, Marc Jeannerod.

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