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A Universe Of Consciousness : How Matter Becomes Imagination.

Author: Gerald Edelman; Giulio Tononi
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Nobel Prize-winning scientist and a leading brain researcher show how the brain creates conscious experience.
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Edelman, Gerald.
A Universe Of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination.
New York : Basic Books, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Edelman; Giulio Tononi
ISBN: 9780786722587 0786722584
OCLC Number: 817924069
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; PART ONE: THE WORLD KNOT; 1. Consciousness: Philosophical Paradox or Scientific Object?; 2. The Special Problem of Consciousness; 3. Everyman's Private Theater: Ongoing Unity, Endless Variety; PART TWO: CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE BRAIN; 4. Building a Picture of the Brain; 5. Consciousness and Distributed Neural Activity; 6. Neural Activity Integrated and Differentiated; PART THREE: MECHANISMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: THE DARWINIAN PERSPECTIVE; 7. Selectionism; 8. Nonrepresentational Memory; 9. Perception into Memory: The Remembered Present. PART FOUR: DEALING WITH PLETHORA: THE DYNAMIC CORE HYPOTHESIS10. Integration and Reentry; 11. Consciousness and Complexity; 12. Determining Where the Knot Is Tied: The Dynamic Core Hypothesis; PART FIVE: UNTANGLING THE KNOT; 13. Qualia and Discrimination; 14. The Conscious and the Unconscious; PART SIX: OBSERVER TIME; 15. Language and the Self; 16. Thinking; 17. Prisoners of Description; Notes; Bibliography; Credits; Index.

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