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This book is very interesting very difficult
Edelman starts starts by describing the neural anatomy that sensory erceptions and then rocessed information travels through in order our brains to rocess information then describes how this rocess of ordering info is New Perspectives On Criseyde primary consciousness Combined with value systems with instinctual responses to stimuli the development of communication then language our brains evolved to alsorocess abstract thoughts How our brains Sharon, Lois and Brams Skinnamarink process language was not really discussed and could have bridged the gap between advanced sensoryerception and value filters and Socrates So this is only the beginning of my reading not the end However Edelman notes how our memories and concepts about those memories form our identities A good start but be That Noble Dream prepared for alot of hard vocabulary beatient u ve gotta get thru about 80 The Shadows I Followed pages before the book starts getting anywhere near interestingthe biological theory must show how the neural bases for consciousness could have arisen during evolution how consciousness develops in certain animalscausal status of consciousness epiphenomenon wo material conseuences efficacious causes things to happen neural bases of consciousness but not consciousnesser se can cause things to happenhow a neural mechanism entails a subjective conscious state ualeWilliam James consciousness is utterly dependent on the brain consciousness is embodiedhow Japanese Etiquette properties of conscious experience can emerge fromroperties of brainconsciousness is a The Cowboy and His Baby process not a thingJamesianroperties of consciousnessprivatesubjective occurs only in the individualcontinuous albeit continually changingintentionality about thingseventsdoes not exhaust all aspects to which it refers unitaryintegrated scenes differentiated from moment to momentthe remembered Secure Location presentallast experience is engaged in forming my integrated awareness of this single momentprimary consciousness lacking in semanticlinguistic capabilities socially defined self sense of astfuturehigher order con. How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations thoughts and emotions How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled The uest for a scientifically based understanding of consciousness has attracted study and speculation across the ages In this direct and non technical discussion of consciousness Dr Gerald M Edelman draws on a lifetime of.
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Free download Wider Than the Sky The Phenomenal Gift of ConsciousnessT an expert wouldn t know it was his use of language something that was entirely avoidable if he just wrote it better or had a better editorFor example there was a sentence The reticular nucleus it is suspected acts to switch or gate the activities of the specific thalamic nuclei yielding different Reign of Ash (The Chosen patterns of expression of such sensory modalities as sight hearing and touch which could have been written The reticular nucleus is believed to be a switch or gate to different ways to see hear or sense the world and would ve been shorter and a lot clearerThe last two chapters become very readable again and are a uite interesting summary of the book but leave out a lot of detail I can onlyresume was gone into in detail in Bred by the Beastmen (Bred by the Beastmen previous chapters He also leaves out things like experimental backing for the theory which he says is done in different books listed in the bibliography which is also very well laid out The glossary isoorly explained as well as it always being cumbersome to have to go to the end of the book to read the out of context explanation of a term that could ve been just explained in *TextAs It Was What I * it was what I understand was fascinating but there was far too little of those bits Gerald Edelman a Nobel rize winning neuroscientist offers a neurological theory of consciousness which interests
me because consciousness is central to many hilosophical Surface positions and disputes Edelman ishilosophically well informed especiallybecause consciousness is central to many Orange 5 (オレンジ, philosophicalositions and disputes Edelman is hilosophically well informed especially the work of William James so that he often addresses the obvious hilosophical concerns For example he takes care to avoid category errors such as the tendency to treat objects of consciousness as though they were things in the same sense as material objects Early in his book Edelman makes the The Scot point that a theory of consciousness should not be expected to duplicate consciousness eg to generate my uniue experience of red but only to explain it Just as a meteorologist can explain a hurricane but cannotroduce one a brain based theory of consciousness sh. The self and to the origins of feelings learning and memory His analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based on recent remarkable advances in biochemistry immunology medical imaging neuroscience and evolutionary biology yet the implications of his book extend farther beyond the worlds of science and medicine into virtually every area of human inui. Sciousness recreate ast episodes form future intentionssemantic ability assignment of meaning to a symbollinguistic ability system of symbols grammaruale Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, particular experience of someropertyualia higher order discriminations that constitute consciousness experienced as Fates Monolith (MacLomain, parts of unitaryintegrated conscious sceneconscious events complex set of ualiaualia ability of conscious individuals to make high order discriminationsscientific description of consciousnessgive a causal account of relationship btw these domains soroperties in one domain may be understood in terms of events in the otherbrain based theory of consciousness should give a causal explanation of its roperties but should not be expected to generate ualia by description For me book rates up there with other classics in science like Chance and by Jacue Monod So I did a single module of neuropsychology in college and have read a few books about the brain since to give you an idea of my backgroundTo me about half of it was comprehensible He starts off admirably explaining the theory of brain that he is basing this explanation of consciousness on This art is difficult but I was just about able to understand it and it was frankly fascinating I had *never read an overall theory of the brain before and it was greatAs the book * read an overall theory of the brain before and it was greatAs the book though he loses all A Family Scandal pretence of writing the book for a general or non expert audience After the theory of brain he goes into the basic theory of consciousness he is expounding thisart is faintly understandable though much of it was lost on me He then goes into specific topics like explaining ualia the sense of feeling something and intentionality the intention to do something and these Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, parts were wayast me and I believe 80 90% of The Perfect Weapon people out there which makes you wonder as I have done so often with these types of books why he bothered explaining things at the start if the book wasn t written for a general audience It wasn t an issue of talking about specific brain regions tha. Scientific inuiry into the workings of the brain to formulate answers to the mind body uestions that intrigue every thinkingersonConcise and understandable the book explains ertinent findings of modern neuroscience and describes how consciousness arises in complex brains Edelman explores the relation of consciousness to causation to evolution to the development of. ,