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The brain's representational power : on consciousness and the integration of modalities / Cyriel M. A. Pennartz.

Author/Creator:
Pennartz, Cyriel M. A., 1963- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (407 p.)
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Subjects:
Neural circuitry.
Neurosciences.
Cognition.
Cognitive science.
Memory.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognition, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious experience can be peeled away to access its core: the relationship between brain processes and the qualitative nature of consciousness. Pennartz traces the problem back to its historical foundations and connects early ideas to contemporary computational neuroscience.
Contents:
Introduction
Building representations with neurons and spikes
Peeling off our conscious lives
What neural network models can and cannot explain about cognition
Networks and the problem of panpsychism
Structure and function of brain systems for conscious and non-conscious representation
Same brain, different states : waking, sleeping and anesthesia
Requirements for conscious representations
Neural mechanisms for conscious representations
Levels of representational organization
Philosophical and future perspectives.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-262-33012-1
OCLC:
923252493