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From neurons to self-consciousness : how the brain generates the mind

Author: Bernard Korzeniewski
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is consciousness? What does it mean to be aware of something, to be aware of our selves? To explain scientifically these questions and other aspects of mind is the ultimate goal of current brain research. In this overview of what is now known about brain functioning, the author, a biophysicist, constructs a novel theory about how consciousness gradually emerged in the course of evolution from the single neuron  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Korzeniewski
ISBN: 9781616142278 1616142278
OCLC Number: 635483794
Language Note: Translated from Polish.
Description: 193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The main idea --
The functioning of a neuron --
Brain structure and function --
The general structure of the neural network --
Instincts, emotions, free will --
The nature of mental objects --
The rise and essence of (self- )consciousness --
Artificial intelligence --
Cognitive limitations of man.
Other Titles: Od neuronu do samo świadomości.
Responsibility: by Bernard Korzeniewski.

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What is consciousness? This book constructs a novel theory about how consciousness gradually emerged in the course of evolution from the single neuron in certain species of sea anemone to the complex  Read more...

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