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Author Green, Herbert S.

Title Sources of consciousness : the biophysical and computational basis of thought / H. S. Green & T. Triffet
Published Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, [1997]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  530.12 Gre/Soc  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Advanced series in neuroscience ; vol. 5
Advanced series in neuroscience ; vol. 5
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Mammalian Nervous System -- Ch. 3. Properties of Neural Potentials -- Ch. 4. The Ionic Transfer of Information -- Ch. 5. Insights From Invertebrate Studies -- Ch. 6. Avenues to Artificial Intelligence -- Ch. 7. From Quanta to Consciousness -- Ch. 8. Aspects of Consciousness
Summary The phenomenon of consciousness has long been one of the great mysteries of life, perhaps because it is inexplicable in terms of the deterministic theories of classical science. Today there is some consensus that the key to understanding of the workings of the mind should be sought in the area of indeterministic quantum mechanics, but until recently there has been little substantial progress in unravelling the mystery. This book is the culmination of several decades of research by the authors in the physical sciences, neurosciences and computer sciences, with comprehensive summaries and references to related work by many other scientists, and presents important advances toward solving the problem. Written for the most part in plain language but supported by appropriate symbolism, the book is truly interdisciplinary, designed for the need of a wide variety of students and scholars
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Consciousness.
Quantum theory.
Thought and thinking.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities.
Behavioral Sciences.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Complementary Therapies.
Disciplines and Occupations
Mental Processes.
Mind-Body Therapies.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Psychiatry and Psychology
Psychological Phenomena and Processes
Author Triffet, T
ISBN 9810229216
Other Titles Biophysical and computational basis of thought