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Consciousness and Cognition

Consciousness and Cognition
  • Author : Henri Cohen
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 October 2011
  • ISBN : 0080471196
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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What were the circumstances that led to the development of our cognitive abilities from a primitive hominid to an essentially modern human? The answer to this question is of profound importance to understanding our present nature. Since the steep path of our cognitive development is the attribute that most distinguishes humans from other mammals, this is also a quest to determine human origins. This collection of outstanding scientific problems and the revelation of the many ways they can be addressed indicates the scope of the field to be explored and reveals some avenues along which research is advancing. Distinguished scientists and researchers who have advanced the discussion of the mind and brain contribute state-of-the-art presentations of their field of expertise. Chapters offer speculative and provocative views on topics such as body, culture, evolution, feelings, genetics, history, humor, knowledge, language, machines, neuroanatomy, pathology, and perception. This book will appeal to researchers and students in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy. Includes a contribution by Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited authors of our time


Consciousness and Cognition

Consciousness and Cognition
  • Author : Henri Cohen,Brigitte Stemmer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 October 2011
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What were the circumstances that led to the development of our cognitive abilities from a primitive hominid to an essentially modern human? The answer to this question is of profound importance to understanding our present nature. Since the steep path of our cognitive development is the attribute that most distinguishes humans from other mammals, this is also a quest to determine human origins. This collection of outstanding scientific problems and the revelation of the many ways they can be addressed

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Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness

Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness
  • Author : Bernard J. Baars,Nicole M. Gage
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 February 2010
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Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness, Second Edition, provides students and readers with an overview of the study of the human brain and its cognitive development. It discusses brain molecules and their primary function, which is to help carry brain signals to and from the different parts of the human body. These molecules are also essential for understanding language, learning, perception, thinking, and other cognitive functions of our brain. The book also presents the tools that can be used to view the

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Mechanisms and Consciousness

Mechanisms and Consciousness
  • Author : Marek Pokropski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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This book develops a new approach to naturalizing phenomenology. The author proposes a mechanistic model that offers new methodological perspectives for studying complex mental phenomena such as consciousness. While mechanistic models of explanation are widely applied in cognitive science, their approach to describing subjective phenomena is limited. The author argues that phenomenology can fill this gap. He proposes two novel ways of integrating phenomenology and mechanism. First, he presents a novel reading of phenomenological analyses as functional analyses. Such functional

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Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness
  • Author : Masao Ito,Yasushi Miyashita,Edmund T. Rolls
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 29 May 1997
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The topic of consciousness is truly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers and theorists from diverse backgrounds. It is now widely accepted that previously disparate areas all have contributions to make to the understanding of the nature of consciousness. Thus, we now have computational scientists, neuroscientists, and philosophers all engaged in the same effort. This book illustrates these three approaches, with chapters provided by some of the most important and provocative figures in the field. The first section is concerned with philosophical approaches

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Stratification in Cognition and Consciousness

Stratification in Cognition and Consciousness
  • Author : Bradford H. Challis,Boris M. Velichkovsky
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release : 15 November 1999
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The notion of stratification has played an important role in linguistics and evolutionary studies for some time, but its role in cognitive science has not yet been well articulated and identified. What is meant by stratification? What is the role and value of stratification in the contemporary study of cognition and consciousness? This collective volume speaks to these questions. The twelve articles in the book cover a range of relevant issues including (a) the vertical dimension and modularity of visual

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Author : Eric Margolis,Richard Ian Samuels,Richard Samuels,Stephen P. Stich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 23 February 2012
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This volume offers an overview of the philosophy of cognitive science that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology.

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Neurodynamics of Cognition and Consciousness

Neurodynamics of Cognition and Consciousness
  • Author : Leonid I. Perlovsky,Robert Kozma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 26 August 2007
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Experimental evidence in humans and other mammalians indicates that complex neurodynamics is crucial for the emergence of higher-level intelligence. Dynamical neural systems with encoding in limit cycle and non-convergent attractors have gained increasing popularity in the past decade. The role of synchronization, desynchronization, and intermittent synchronization on cognition has been studied extensively by various authors, in particular by authors contributing to the present volume. This book addresses dynamical aspects of brain functions and cognition.

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Embodiment and the Inner Life

Embodiment and the Inner Life
  • Author : Murray Shanahan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 09 August 2022
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To understand the mind and its place in Nature is one of the great intellectual challenges of our time, a challenge that is both scientific and philosophical. How does cognition influence an animal's behaviour? What are its neural underpinnings? How is the inner life of a human being constituted? What are the neural underpinnings of the conscious condition? Embodiment and the Inner Life approaches each of these questions from a scientific standpoint. But it contends that, before we can make

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Andy Clark and His Critics

Andy Clark and His Critics
  • Author : Matteo Colombo,Elizabeth Irvine,Mog Stapleton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 09 August 2022
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Andy Clark is a leading philosopher of cognitive science, whose work has had an extraordinary impact throughout philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics. His monographs have led the way for new research programs in the philosophy of mind and cognition: Microcognition (1989) and Associative Engines (1993) introduced the philosophical community to connectionist research and the novel issues it raised; Being There (1997) showed the relevance of embodiment, dynamical systems theory, and minimal computation frameworks for the study of the mind; Natural Born Cyborgs (OUP 2003)

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Dark Cognition

Dark Cognition
  • Author : David Vernon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 October 2020
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Outlining the scientific evidence behind psi research, Dark Cognition expertly reveals that such anomalous phenomena clearly exist, highlighting that the prevailing view of consciousness, purely as a phenomenon of the brain, fails to account for the empirical findings. David Vernon provides essential coverage of information and evidence for a variety of anomalous psi phenomena, calling for a paradigm shift in how we view consciousness: from seeing it as something solely reliant on the brain to something that is enigmatic, fundamental

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Beyond Neural Correlates of Consciousness

Beyond Neural Correlates of Consciousness
  • Author : Morten Overgaard,Jesper Mogensen,Asger Kirkeby-Hinrup
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 August 2020
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Drawing on neuroscientific research and metacognitive theory, this groundbreaking volume examines the theoretical implications that are elicited when neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) are identified. The relationship between consciousness and the brain has concerned philosophers for centuries, yet a tacit assumption in much empirically minded consciousness research seems to be that if we can only develop a map of correlations, no further questions remain to be asked. Beyond Neural Correlates of Consciousness starts where others stop, by asking what these

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Scientific Approaches to Consciousness

Scientific Approaches to Consciousness
  • Author : Jonathan D. Cohen,Jonathan W. Schooler
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 04 April 2014
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There are many ways to approach the understanding of consciousness. Questions about these ways have occupied philosophers and metaphysicians for centuries. During the early growth of cognitive science the problem of consciousness remained taboo, but an increasing number of studies have either implicitly or explicitly begun to bear on its nature. These have been inspired by a number of different different original questions, and focus on a variety of different empirical phenomena. Thus, studies of implicit memory, subliminal processing, strategic

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Questioning Consciousness

Questioning Consciousness
  • Author : Ralph D. Ellis
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 1995
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"Questioning Consciousness" brings together neuroscientific, psychological and phenomenological research, combining in a readable format recent developments in image research and neurology. It reassesses the mind-body relation and research on 'mental models', abstract concept formation, and acquisition of logical and apparently 'imageless' inference skills. It is argued that to be conscious of an object is essentially to imagine in a habituated way what would happen if we were to perform certain actions in relation to the object; and that mental images

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Animal Minds

Animal Minds
  • Author : Donald R. Griffin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 21 March 2013
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In Animal Minds, Donald R. Griffin takes us on a guided tour of the recent explosion of scientific research on animal mentality. Are animals consciously aware of anything, or are they merely living machines, incapable of conscious thoughts or emotional feelings? How can we tell? Such questions have long fascinated Griffin, who has been a pioneer at the forefront of research in animal cognition for decades, and is recognized as one of the leading behavioral ecologists of the twentieth century.

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