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The Predictive Brain : Consciousness, Decision and Embodied Action.

Author: Mauro Maldonato
Publisher: Chicago : Sussex Academic Press, 2014.
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An investigation of the working of the human mind, this book sets out to show that the brain is not only a reactive mechanism, but rather proactive, allowing people to make hypotheses, anticipate consequences, and formulate expectations. The book discusses how the evolution of motor modes of behavior, such as the ability to construct and manipulate instruments, has given rise to an "embodied logic" underpinning not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maldonato, Mauro.
Predictive Brain : Consciousness, Decision and Embodied Action.
Chicago : Sussex Academic Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mauro Maldonato
ISBN: 9781782841388 1782841385
OCLC Number: 872647468
Description: 1 online resource (113 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 At the Origin of the Experience of the Self; 2 The Roots of Conscious Awareness; 3 Consciousness: A Multilevel Framework; 4 Between Conscious Global Workspace and Unconscious Levels; 5 Does a Hierarchy of Nervous Functions Exist?; 6 Movement's Architectures; 7 The Origin of Movements; 8 Ecological Rationality: Intuition, Decision and Other Evolution Strategies; Index; Back Cover.

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An investigation of the working of the human mind, this book sets out to show that the brain is not only a reactive mechanism, but rather proactive, allowing people to make hypotheses, anticipate consequences, and formulate expectations. The book discusses how the evolution of motor modes of behavior, such as the ability to construct and manipulate instruments, has given rise to an "embodied logic" underpinning not only action and prediction but also gestures and syllable sequences that are the basis of human communication. This book then looks at how, if consciousness is caused by specific ne.

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