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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. : MIT Press, ©1995.
Series: Bradford book.
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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 sustains a thinking, feeling, dreaming self; and how it sustains a self-conscious person.
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Churchland, Paul M., 1942-
Engine of reason, the seat of the soul.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94030750
(OCoLC)30971698
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Churchland
ISBN: 0585003297 9780585003290 9780262032247 0262032244 0262531429 9780262531429
OCLC Number: 42328589
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. Sensory Representation: The Incredible Power of Vector Coding --
3. Vector Processing: How It Works and Why It Is Essential --
4. Artificial Neural Networks: Imitating Parts of the Brain --
5. Recurrent Networks: The Conquest of Time --
6. The Neural Representation of the Social World --
7. The Brain in Trouble: Cognitive Dysfunction and Mental Illness --
8. The Puzzle of Consciousness --
9. Could an Electronic Machine Be Conscious? --
10. Language, Science, Politics, and Art --
11. Neurotechnology and Human Life --
Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Paul M. Churchland.

Abstract:

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 sustains a thinking, feeling, dreaming self; and how it sustains a self-conscious person.

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