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Cognitive biology : dealing with information from bacteria to minds

Author: Gennaro Auletta
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"Providing a new conceptual scaffold for further research in biology and cognition, this book introduces the new field of cognitive biology, a systems biology approach showing that further progress in this field will depend on a deep recognition of developmental processes, as well as on the consideration of the developed organism as an agent able to modify and control its surrounding environment. The role of  Read more...
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Auletta, Gennaro, 1957-
Cognitive biology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011026838
(OCoLC)701807870
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gennaro Auletta
ISBN: 9780191729539 0191729531
OCLC Number: 769972636
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
1. Quantum Mechanics as a General Framework --
2. Classical and Quantum Information and Entropy --
3. The Brain: An Outlook --
4. Vision --
5. Dealing with Target's Motion and Our Own Movement --
6. Complexity: A Necessary Condition --
7. General Features of Life --
8. The Organism as a Semiotic and Cybernetic System --
9. Phylogeny --
10. Ontogeny --
11. Epigeny --
12. Representational Semiotics --
13. The Brain as an Information-Control System --
14. Decisional, Emotional and Cognitive Systems --
15. Behavior --
16. Learning --
17. Memory --
18. The Basic Symbolic Systems --
19. What Symbols Are --
20. Intentionality and Conceptualization --
21. Consciousness --
22. Development and Culture --
23. Language --
24. Mind and Brain (Body) --
25. Final Philosophical Remarks.
Responsibility: Gennaro Auletta.

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Providing a new conceptual scaffold for further research in biology and cognition, this book introduces the new field of Cognitive Biology, treating developing organisms as information processors  Read more...

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