How The Self Controls Its Brain

Author: John C. Eccles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364249224X
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How The Self Controls Its Brain from the Author: John C. Eccles. In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology.

All Things Dickinson

Author: Wendy Martin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803323
Size: 33.51 MB
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All Things Dickinson from the Author: Wendy Martin. An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century.

Mind Brain Behavior

Author: Martin Carrier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110128765
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Mind Brain Behavior from the Author: Martin Carrier.

The World As Information

Author: Robert D. Abbott
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781871516753
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The World As Information from the Author: Robert D. Abbott. The context of this book is the growing interest in information as a commodity, arising from increased Internet use, and the accompanying problems of information overload.Focusing on information as a phenomenon in its own right, rather than describing the technology for handling it, the book includes discussion on: the craving for information, Popper's 3 Worlds model of information, and analytical and synthetic approaches to information management such as knowledge bases and Project Xanadu. This book is extensively referenced.

Evolution Of The Brain Creation Of The Self

Author: John C. Eccles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134968353
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Evolution Of The Brain Creation Of The Self from the Author: John C. Eccles. Sir John Eccles, a distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner who has devoted his scientific life to the study of the mammalian brain, tells the story of how we came to be, not only as animals at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as human persons possessed of reflective consciousness.

Closing The Mind Gap

Author: Ted Cadsby
Publisher: BPS Books
ISBN: 1927483808
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Closing The Mind Gap from the Author: Ted Cadsby. We have always struggled, as human beings. But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it. Twenty-first-century challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced, yet our thinking has not evolved to keep pace. We need to catch up. To make smarter decisions -- as governments, organizations, families and individuals -- we need more sophisticated mental strategies for interpreting and responding to today's complexity. Best-selling author and business leader Ted Cadsby explores the insights of cognitive psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy to reveal the gap between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually requires of us. In an accessible and engaging style, he outlines ways to close the gap -- the strategic mental shifts that increase decision-making effectiveness. The bottom line? We need greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world, and Cadsby shows us how.

All Life Is Problem Solving

Author: Karl Popper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135972982
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All Life Is Problem Solving from the Author: Karl Popper. 'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful weapons in so many irresponsible hands.' - Karl Popper, from the Preface All Life is Problem Solving is a stimulating and provocative selection of Popper's writings on his main preoccupations during the last twenty-five years of his life. This collection illuminates Popper's process of working out key formulations in his theory of science, and indicates his view of the state of the world at the end of the Cold War and after the collapse of communism.

All Life Is Problem Solving

Author: Karl Raimund Popper
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415174862
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All Life Is Problem Solving from the Author: Karl Raimund Popper. 'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful weapons in so many irresponsible hands.' - Karl Popper, from the Preface All Life is Problem Solving is a stimulating and provocative selection of Popper's writings on his main preoccupations during the last twenty-five years of his life. This collection illuminates Popper's process of working out key formulations in his theory of science, and indicates his view of the state of the world at the end of the Cold War and after the collapse of communism.

Facing Reality

Author: J. C. Eccles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475739974
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Facing Reality from the Author: J. C. Eccles. The titling of this book - "Facing Reality" - came to me unbidden, presumably from my subconscious! But, when it came, it seemed to be right, because that essentially is what I am trying to do in this book. " Facing" is to be understood in the sense of "looking at in a steadfast and unflinching manner". It thus contrasts with "Confronting" which has the sense of "looking at with hostility and defiance". As I face life with its joys and its sorrows, its successes and its failures, its peace and its turmoil, my attitude is one of serene acceptance and gratitude and not one of angry and arrogant confrontation and rejection. The other component of the title - "Reality" - is the ultimate reality for each of us as conscious beings - our birth - our self-hood in its long stream of becoming throughout our life - our death and apparent annihilation. This is the Reality that we each of us must face if we are to live and adventure as free and responsible beings and not as mere playthings of chance and circumstance, going through a mean ingless farce from birth to death with the search ever for distraction and self-forgetfulness. As a brain scientist I have specialist knowledge of that wonderful part of the body that is alone concerned in the whole Iife-Iong interplay between the conscious self and the extern al world, including other selves.