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The engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophical journey into the brain

Author: Paul M Churchland
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : MIT Press, 1996.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th print. ; 1st paperb. edView all editions and formats
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This work summarizes results from neuroscience and recent work with artificial neural networks that together suggest a unified set of answers to questions about how the brain actually works; how it  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Churchland
ISBN: 0262032244 9780262032247 0262531429 9780262531429
OCLC Number: 247501606
Description: XII, 329 S : ill. ; 25 cm + 1 taylor-merchant stereopticon 707.
Contents: Part 1 The little computer that could - the biological brain: introduction; sensory representation - the incredible power of vector; vector processing - how it works and why it is essential; artificial neural networks - imitating parts of the brain; recurrent networks - the conquest of time; the neural representation of the social world; the brain in trouble - cognitive dysfunction and mental illness. Part 2 Exploring the consequences - philosophical, scientific, social and personal: the puzzle of consciousness; could an electronic machine be conscious?; language, science, politics and art; neurotechnology and human life.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Paul M. Churchland.

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