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Mindwaves : thoughts on intelligence, identity, and consciousness

Author: Colin Blakemore; Susan Greenfield
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is the mind an entity that exists apart from the brain? Is the relationship of brain and mind like that of computer hardware and software? Do animals have minds with which they think? These are some of the questions addressed in "Mindwaves" by specialists in brain research.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Blakemore; Susan Greenfield
ISBN: 9780631146223 0631146229 0631146237 9780631146230
OCLC Number: 13947247
Description: ix, 525 pages : illustrations, portraits
Contents: pt. 1. Persons: What makes an individual?: Divided brains -divided minds? / Donald MacKay --
Divided minds and the nature of persons / Derek Parfit --
Schizophrenia and human individuality / Gordon Claridge --
Individuality / Hans Eysenck --
Innate and cultural aspects of human non-verbal communication / Michael Argyle --
Why psychoanalysis is not a science / Anthony Storr --
Psychoanalytic explanation, with special reference to historical material / Brian Farrell --
pt. 2. Animals: How do they think, and do they have minds?: Animal minds / Nicholas Mackintosh --
Thoughts without words / Herbert Terrace --
The description and evaluation of animal emotion / Stephen Clark --
Minding and mattering / Marian Stamp Dawkins --
The evolution of animal signals / John Krebs --
Intelligence: a comparative perspective / Euan Macphail --
Intelligence -a reply to Euan Macphail / Jennifer Hornsby --
pt. 3. Machines: Could they have minds?: Minds and brains without programs / John Searle --
In defence of artificial intelligence -a reply to John Searle / Richard Gregory --
How could consciousness arise from the computations of the brain? / Philip Johnson-Laird --
Minds, machines and mathematics / Roger Penrose --
Could a machine be conscious? / Colin McGinn --
pt. 4. Ideas: how brains could have minds, and why: Brain and mind, two or one? / Sir John Eccles --
Neuropsychology and the nature of consciousness / Larry Weiskrantz --
The mind-brain relation: a pseudoproblem? / János Szentágothai --
'Mindness' as a functional state of the brain / Rodolfo Llinás --
The biological role of consciousness / Horace Barlow --
The inner eye of consciousness / Nicholas Humphrey --
The nature of conscious awareness / John Crook --
pt. 5. Problems: What is mind?: Can neuroscience contribute to philosophy? / Ed Hundert --
The order of the mind / Paul Seabright --
Mind, brain and self-conscious mind / Ted Honderich --
The mind-brain identity as a scientific hypothesis: a second look / Jeffrey Gray --
Languages, minds and brains / Peter Hacker --
The grammar in your head / Roy Harris.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Blakemore and Susan Greenfield.
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