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The Resource A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination, Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi

A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination, Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi

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A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination
Title
A universe of consciousness
Title remainder
how matter becomes imagination
Statement of responsibility
Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Universe of Consciousness, Edelman and Tononi present an empirically supported full-scale theory of consciousness. The theory provides a scientific understanding of the most general and fundamental properties of consciousness - the private and unitary nature of experience and yet the infinite variety of conscious states, stretching as widely as one's memory and as far as one's imagination." "Edelman and Tononi apply all of the resources and insights of modern neuroscience, from the largest computer models of the brain ever constructed to new experiments that detect the changes in brain activity that actually occur when we are conscious or unconscious of a stimulus. Their arguments build on the radical ideas introduced by Edelman in works that apply Darwinian principles to the development of brain and mind."--Jacket
Cataloging source
ORX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edelman, Gerald M
Dewey number
128/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP411
LC item number
.E345 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2000 E-142
  • WL 705
NLM item number
E21u 2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edelman, Gerald M
  • Tononi, Giulio
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Mind and body
  • Thought and thinking
Label
A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination, Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. 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 -- pt. II. Consciousness and the brain. 4. Building a picture of the brain ; 5. Consciousness and distributed neural activity ; 6. Neural activity integrated and differentiated -- pt. III. Mechanisms of consciousness: the Darwinian perspective. 7. Selectionism ; 8. Nonrepresentational memory ; 9. Perception into memory: the remembered present -- pt. IV. Dealing with plethora: the dynamic core hypothesis. 10. Integration and reenetry ; 11. Consciousness and complexity ; 12. Determining where the knot is tied: the dynamic core hypothesis -- pt. V. Untangling the knot. 13. Qualia and discrimination ; 14. The conscious and the unconscious -- pt. VI. Observer time. 15. Language and the self ; 16. Thinking ; 17. Prisoners of description
Control code
ocm43732396
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780465013777
Lccn
00271748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465013760
  • (OCoLC)43732396
Label
A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination, Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. 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 -- pt. II. Consciousness and the brain. 4. Building a picture of the brain ; 5. Consciousness and distributed neural activity ; 6. Neural activity integrated and differentiated -- pt. III. Mechanisms of consciousness: the Darwinian perspective. 7. Selectionism ; 8. Nonrepresentational memory ; 9. Perception into memory: the remembered present -- pt. IV. Dealing with plethora: the dynamic core hypothesis. 10. Integration and reenetry ; 11. Consciousness and complexity ; 12. Determining where the knot is tied: the dynamic core hypothesis -- pt. V. Untangling the knot. 13. Qualia and discrimination ; 14. The conscious and the unconscious -- pt. VI. Observer time. 15. Language and the self ; 16. Thinking ; 17. Prisoners of description
Control code
ocm43732396
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780465013777
Lccn
00271748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465013760
  • (OCoLC)43732396

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