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Edelman, Gerald M
A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination / Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi
Alternate Title How matter becomes imagination
1st ed
New York, NY : Basic Books, c2000
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QP411 .E345 2000    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Imagination
Consciousness -- Physiological aspects
Brain -- Physiology
Mind and body
Thought and thinking
Physical Description xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-264) and index
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 reentry ; 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
Alternate Author Edelman, Gerald M
Tononi, Giulio

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