Models of Brain and Mind, Volume 168

1st Edition

Physical, Computational and Psychological Approaches

Editors: Rahul Banerjee Bikas Chakrabarti
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530509
eBook ISBN: 9780080557199
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 14th February 2008
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

Ralph Freeman: Neurometabolic Coupling in the Central Visual Pathway; Zoltan Dienes: Subjective Measures of Unconscious Knowledge; Axel Cleeremans: The Dynamics of Consciousness : Temporal Factors Shape Interactions Between Conscious and Unconscious Information Processing; Hakwan Lau: Consciousness & Simple Information Processing; Narayanan Srinivasan: Attention and Consciousness; Igor Aleksander: Computational Studies of Consciousness; Nandini Chatterjee Singh: Temporal Processing in Speech Production ? New Insights from a Computational Approach; Sisir Roy and Rudolfo Llinas: Dynamic Geometry, Brain Function Modeling and Consciousness; Bikas K. Chakrabarti: Modelling Neural Networks; Jun ? Ichi Inoue: A Simple Hopfield ? like cellular network model of Plant Intelligence; Klaus Mainzer: The Emergence of Mind and Brain An Evolutionary, Computational and Philosophical Approach; Max Velmans: Separating Conceptual Issues from Empirical Ones in the Study of Consciousness; J. P. Balodhi: Brain, Consciousness & Self : Indian Perspective; Dhananjay Chavan: Vipassana Meditation: Buddha's Tool to Probe Mind and Matter; Rahul Banerjee:Buddha and the Bridging Relations

Description

The phenomenon of consciousness has always been a central question for philosophers and scientists. Emerging in the past decade are new approaches to the understanding of consciousness in a scientific light. This book presents a series of essays by leading thinkers giving an account of the current ideas prevalent in the scientific study of consciousness. The value of the book lies in the discussion of this interesting though complex subject from different points of view ranging from physics and computer science to the cognitive sciences. Reviews of controversial ideas related to the philosophy of mind from western and eastern sources including classical Indian first person methodologies provide a breadth of coverage that has seldom been attempted in a book before. Additionally, chapters relating to the new approaches in computational modeling of higher order cognitive function and consciousness are included. The book is of great value for established as well as young researchers from a wide cross-section of interdisciplinary scientific backgrounds, aiming to pursue research in this field, as well as an informed public.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest developments in the scientific study of consciousness
  • Critically reviews different theoretical and philosophical explanations related to the subject
  • An important book for both students and researchers in designing research projects on consciousness

Readership

The book is mainly targeted towards students of physics, computer science , psychology and philosophy. The book should also be of interest to those who subscribe to the Elsevier journals Cognition, Consciousness and Cognition, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Cognitive Science , to name a few. It should also appeal to the public who have a keen interest in studies related to consciousness.

Academic specialisation in physics, computer science , psychology and philosophy. Students and Researchers


Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080557199
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444530509

Reviews

The phenomenon of consciousness has always been a central question for philosophers and scientists. Emerging in the past decade are new approaches to the understanding of consciousness in a scientific light. This book presents a series of essays by leading thinkers giving an account of the current ideas prevalent in the scientific study of consciousness. The value of the book lies in the discussion of this interesting though complex subject from different points of view ranging from physics and computer science to the cognitive sciences. Reviews of controversial ideas related to the philosophy of mind from western and eastern sources including classical Indian first person methodologies provide a breadth of coverage that has seldom been attempted in a book before. Additionally, chapters relating to the new approaches in computational modeling of higher order cognitive function and consciousness are included. The book is of great value for established as well as young researchers from a wide cross-section of interdisciplinary scientific backgrounds, aiming to pursue research in this field, as well as an informed public.


About the Editors

Rahul Banerjee Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India

Bikas Chakrabarti Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India