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Brain-mind : from neurons to consciousness and creativity

Author: Paul Thagard
Publisher: New York : Oxford university press. copyright 2019
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How do brains make minds? Paul Thagard's Brain-Mind presents a unified, brain-based theory of cognition and emotion with applications to the most complex kinds of thinking, right up to consciousness and creativity. Neural mechanisms are used to explain mental operations for analogy, action, intention, language, and the self. [Source : éditeur].
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Additional Physical Format: Brain-Mind : From Neurons to Consciousness and Creativity / Paul Thagard
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
978-0-19-068639-0
(ABES)234993162
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Thagard
ISBN: 9780190678715 0190678712
OCLC Number: 1129229276
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-318 p.) : ill., couv. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments 1. What are Minds? Why Minds Matter What are Minds? Cognitive Science Representations and Processes Mechanisms Looking Ahead Summary Notes to Chapter 1: Minds 2. How Brains Make Minds Why Brains Matter to Mind and Society Thinking with Cells Neurons Neural Groups Combining Neural Representations Semantic Pointers The Semantic Pointer Architecture Innateness versus Learning Summary and Discussion Appendix: Details and Comparisons Notes to Chapter 2: Brains 3. Perception and Imagery Why Perception and Imagery Matter to Mind and Society From Sensation to Perception to Imagery External Senses Internal Senses Imagery Mental Mechanisms for Imagery Neural Mechanisms for Imagery Uses of Imagery Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 3: Perception 4. Concepts Why Concepts Matter to Mind and Society Theories of Concepts Neural Mechanisms for Concepts Uses of Concepts Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 4: Concepts 5. Rules Why Rules Matter to Mind and Society Mental Mechanisms for Rules Neural Mechanisms for Rules Uses of Rules Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 5: Rules 6. Analogies Why Analogies Matter to Mind and Society Mental Mechanisms for Analogy Neural Mechanisms for Analogy Uses of Analogies Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 6: Analogies 7. Emotions Why Emotions Matter to Mind and Society Psychological Theories of EmotionNeural Mechanisms for EmotionsUses of Emotions How Emotions ChangeSummary and DiscussionNotes to Chapter 7: Emotions8. Consciousness Why Consciousness Matters to Mind and Society Psychological Theories of Consciousness Neural Mechanisms for Consciousness Uses of Consciousness Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 8: Consciousness 9. Action and Intention Why Actions Matter to Mind and Society Psychological Theories of Action, Intention, and Will Neural Mechanisms for Action and Intention Uses of Action and Intention The Will Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 9: Action 10. Language Why Language Matters to Mind and Society Syntax First: Chomsky Integrating Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology Meaning Conceptual Blending Metaphor Innateness and Language Learning Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 10: Language 11. Creativity Why Creativity Matters to Mind and Society What is Creativity? Images Concepts Rules Procedural Creativity Analogies and Metaphors Emotions Case Study: CRISPR/Cas9 Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 11: Creativity 12. The Self Why the Self Matters to Mind and Society What is the Self? Semantic Pointers for Self-Representation Semantic Pointer Mechanisms for Self-Effecting and Self-Changing Multilevel Systems Molecular Mechanisms Social Mechanisms Summary and Discussion Notes to Chapter 12: Self References Index
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