Selectionism and the Brain

Selectionism and the Brain

1st Edition - November 14, 1994

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  • Editors: Olaf Sporns, Giulio Tononi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080857718

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Selectionism and the Brain addresses a number of important theoretical issues in light of recent empirical data from neuropsychological studies. Edited by two researchers at The Neurosciences Institute, this volume features contributions from such well-known neuroscientists as W. Singer, L.R. Squire, A. Georgopoulos, and O. Sacks. Selectionism and the Brain evaluates selectionist approaches to brain function, including Gerald Edelmans revolutionary theoryof neural Darwinism, and explores how these approaches change the way we look at neurons, neuronal systems, and the brain.

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Students, post doctorates, researchers, academic clinicians, theoreticians, neural networkers, and advanced neuropsychologists.

Table of Contents

  • Selectionist Ideas and Neurobiology:<$> O. Sporns,<$> Selectionist and Instructionist Ideas in Neuroscience. E. Mayr,<$> Population Thinking and Neuronal Selection: Metaphors or Concepts? M. Eigen,<$> Selection andthe Origin of Information. Development and Neuronal Populations:<$>. K.L. Crossin,<$> Morphoregulatory Molecules and Selectional Dynamics during Development. E. Thelen and D. Corbetta,<$> Exploration and Selection in the Early Acquisition of Skill. A.P. Georgopoulos,<$> Population Activity in the Control of Movement. Functional Segregation and Integration in the Brain:<$> G. Tononi,<$> Reentry and the Problem of Cortical Integration. W. Singer,<$> Coherence as an Organizing Principleof Cortical Functions. E. Poppel,<$> Temporal Mechanisms in Perception. Memory and Models:<$> G.N. Reeke, Jr.,<$> Selection versus Instruction: Use of Computer Models to Compare Brain Theories. L.R. Squire,<$> Memory and Forgetting: Long-Termand Gradual Changes in Memory Storage. D.L. Schacter,<$> Implicit Knowledge: New Perspectives on Unconscious Processes. Psychophysics, Psychoanalysis, and Neuropsychology:<$> V.S. Ramachandran,<$> Phantom Limbs, Neglect Syndromes, Repressed Memories, and Freudian Psychology. A.H. Modell,<$> Neural Darwinism and a Conceptual Crisis in Psychoanalysis. O. Sacks,<$> A New Vision of the Mind. Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1994
  • Published: November 14, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080857718

About the Serial Editors

Olaf Sporns

Affiliations and Expertise

The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, California

Giulio Tononi

Affiliations and Expertise

The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, California

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