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A universe of consciousness : how matter becomes imagination /

by Edelman, Gerald M; Tononi, Giulio.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, c2000Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0465013767.Subject(s): Consciousness -- Physiological aspects | Brain -- Physiology | Mind and body | Thought and thinkingOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 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 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 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 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Index.

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