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Wider than the sky : the phenomenal gift of consciousness

Author: Gerald M Edelman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald M Edelman
ISBN: 0300102291 9780300102291
OCLC Number: 53096819
Description: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The mind of man: completing Darwin's program --
Consciousness: the remembered present --
Elements of the brain --
Neural Darwinism: a global brain theory --
The mechanisms of consciousness --
Wider than the sky: qualia, unity, and complexity --
Consciousness and causation: the phenomenal transform --
The conscious and the nonconscious: automaticity and attention --
Higher-order consciousness and representation --
Theory and the properties of consciousness --
Identity: the self, mortality, and value --
Mind and body: some consequences.
Responsibility: Gerald M. Edelman.
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"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."--Jacket.

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