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Enchanted Looms: Conscious Networks in Brains and Computers

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Publisher Comments:

The title of this book was inspired by a passage in Charles Sherrington's Man on his Nature. When that famous physiologist died in 1952, the prospects for a scientific explanation of consciousness seemed remote. Enchanted Looms shows how the situation has changed dramatically over the past forty years, and provides what is probably the most wide-ranging account of the phenomenon ever written. Rodney Cotterill bridges the gap between the bottom-up approach to understanding consciousness, anchored in the brain's biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and the top-down strategy, which concerns itself with behavior and the nervous system's interaction with the environment. He argues that an explanation of consciousness is now at hand, and extends the discussion to include intelligence and creativity, unlike other books on the subject. This beautifully written and illustrated book will be valued for its provocative approach to one of science's last great challenges. Enchanted Looms will change forever our view of consciousness and our concept of the human being.

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This beautifully written book examining consciousness, and which received high praise in the reviews, is now available in paperback.

Synopsis:

Enchanted Looms presents an explanation of consciousness in the human brain, based on known anatomy and physiology, and it shows how consciousness arose during evolution. It also argues that it will soon be possible to create consciousness in computers. This beautifully written and illustrated book will be valued by scientists and general readers alike for its easy access to one of science's last great challenges. It will change forever our view of consciousness, and our concept of the human being.

Synopsis:

This beautifully written book examining consciousness, and which received high praise in the reviews, is now available in paperback.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The ultimate black box; 3. Under the lid; 4. Games neurons play; 5. Lasting impressions; 6. From percept to concept; 7. The grand design; 8. The first half second; 9. Midwives of reflection; 10. The depth of reason; 11. The message and the medium.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521794626
Author:
Cotterill, Rodney M. J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Cotterill, Rodney
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Neural networks (computer science)
Subject:
Neural networks (neurobiology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
121 b/w illus.
Pages:
524
Dimensions:
9.84x7.14x1.10 in. 2.63 lbs.

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Product details 524 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521794626 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This beautifully written book examining consciousness, and which received high praise in the reviews, is now available in paperback.
"Synopsis" by , Enchanted Looms presents an explanation of consciousness in the human brain, based on known anatomy and physiology, and it shows how consciousness arose during evolution. It also argues that it will soon be possible to create consciousness in computers. This beautifully written and illustrated book will be valued by scientists and general readers alike for its easy access to one of science's last great challenges. It will change forever our view of consciousness, and our concept of the human being.
"Synopsis" by , This beautifully written book examining consciousness, and which received high praise in the reviews, is now available in paperback.
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