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Author Denton, Derek A

Title The primordial emotions : the dawning of consciousness / Derek Denton
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 267 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The definition of consciousness, and self-awareness -- What some distinguished scientists have proposed on the nature of consciousness : John Searle, Homer Smith, Vernon Mountcastle, and Roger Sperry -- Consciousness in animals -- The appetite for salt and the mind : intention in salt mining elephants -- Phylogeny, and the emergence of primary consciousness : Edelman's theory -- An interoceptor driven theory of origin of primary consciousness -- The physiology of the primordial emotion of thirst -- The neuroimaging of thirst by positron emission tomography -- Neuroimaging of other primordial emotions, and also the second level distance receptor evoked emotions -- Anatomical structure and physiological functions subserving higher order consciousness -- The biology of emotion
Summary Presenting an accessible look at the evolution of consciousness this title traces its origins back to early man's primordial emotions - those elicited from basic needs such as hunger and thirst
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-257) and indexes
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Subject Emotions.
Consciousness.
Mind and body.
Instinct.
Consciousness -- physiology
Behavior, Animal -- physiology
Brain Chemistry -- physiology
Emotions -- physiology
Instinct
Consciousness
Instinct
Consciousness
Emotions
Mind and body
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191695475
9780191695476
Other Titles Emotions primordiales et l'eveil de la conscience. English