Bright Air Brilliant Fire

Author: Gerald M. Edelman
ISBN: 0140172440
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The author takes the reader on a tour that covers such topics as computers, evolution, Descartes, Schrodinger, and the nature of perception, language, and invididuality. He argues that biology provides the key to understanding the brain. Underlying his argument is the evolutionary view that the mind arose at a definite time in history. This book ponders connections between psychology and physics, medicine, philosophy, and more. Frequently contentious, Edelman attacks cognitive and behavioral approaches, which leave biology out of the picture, as well as the currently fashionable view of the brain as a computer.


Author: Gerald M. Edelman
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: UCAL:B4456518
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Edelman links genetics, development, behavior, and evolution.

Bright Air Black

Author: David Vann
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802189639
Size: 20.98 MB
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“A writer to read and reread.”—The Economist Following the success of Aquarium which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and garnered numerous rave reviews, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis—where Medea flees her home and father with Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Vann’s reimagining of this ancient tale offers a thrilling, realist alternative to the long held notions of Medea as monster or sorceress. We witness with dramatic urgency Medea’s humanity, her Bronze Age roots and position in Greek society, her love affair with Jason, and her tragic demise. Atmospheric and spellbinding, Bright Air Black is an indispensable, fresh and provocative take on one of our earliest texts and the most intimate and corporal version of Medea’s story ever told.

Second Nature

Author: Gerald M. Edelman
ISBN: 0300120397
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Introduces a new theory of knowledge that is based on scientific findings about how the brain works in an explanation of how the brain gives rise to knowledge, creativity, and mental experience.

The Matter Of The Mind

Author: Maurice Schouten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405172769
Size: 20.42 MB
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The Matter of the Mind addresses and illuminates the relationship between psychology and neuroscience by focusing on the topic of reduction. Written by leading philosophers in the field Discusses recent theorizing in the mind-brain sciences and reviews and weighs the evidence in favour of reductionism against the backdrop of recent important advances within psychology and the neurosciences Collects the latest work on central topics where neuroscience is now making inroads in traditional psychological terrain, such as adaptive behaviour, reward systems, consciousness, and social cognition.

The Quest For Consciousness

Author: Christof Koch
Publisher: Roberts Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015060562132
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Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. Written as an introduction to the field and drawing upon clinical, psychological and physiological observations, this book seeks to answer questions of consciousness within a neuroscientific framework.