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The Ego Tunnel

The Ego Tunnel Author Thomas Metzinger
ISBN-10 9780786744428
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 288
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We're used to thinking about the self as an independent entity, something that we either have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, philosopher Thomas Metzinger claims otherwise: No such thing as a self exists. The conscious self is the content of a model created by our brain—an internal image, but one we cannot experience as an image. Everything we experience is “a virtual self in a virtual reality.” But if the self is not “real,” why and how did it evolve? How does the brain construct it? Do we still have souls, free will, personal autonomy, or moral accountability? In a time when the science of cognition is becoming as controversial as evolution, The Ego Tunnel provides a stunningly original take on the mystery of the mind.



The Lyric in the Age of the Brain

The Lyric in the Age of the Brain Author Nikki Skillman
ISBN-10 9780674545120
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 342
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Science has transformed understandings of the mind, supplying physiological explanations for what once seemed transcendental. Nikki Skillman shows how lyric poets—caught between a reductive scientific view and naïve literary metaphors—struggled to articulate a vision of consciousness that was both scientifically informed and poetically truthful.



Reality A Very Short Introduction

Reality  A Very Short Introduction Author Jan Westerhoff
ISBN-10 9780199594412
Release 2011-11-24
Pages 123
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'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science.



Waking Dreaming Being

Waking  Dreaming  Being Author Evan Thompson
ISBN-10 9780231538312
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 480
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A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the “I” as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate—either in the waking state or in a lucid dream—we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as “me.” We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness the dissolution of the self with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life’s profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.



The Oxford Handbook of Emotion Social Cognition and Problem Solving in Adulthood

The Oxford Handbook of Emotion  Social Cognition  and Problem Solving in Adulthood Author Paul Verhaeghen
ISBN-10 9780199383078
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 480
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Over the last decade, the field of socio-emotional development and aging has rapidly expanded, with many new theories and empirical findings emerging. This trend is consistent with the broader movement in psychology to consider social, motivational, and emotional influences on cognition and behavior. The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood provides the first overview of a new field of adult development that has emerged out of conceptualizations and research at the intersections between socioemotional development, social cognition, emotion, coping, and everyday problem solving. This field roundly rejects a universal deficit model of aging, highlighting instead the dynamic nature of socio-emotional development and the differentiation of individual trajectories of development as a function of variation in contextual and experiential influences. It emphasizes the need for a cross-level examination (from biology and neuroscience to cognitive and social psychology) of the determinants of emotional and socio-emotional behavior. This volume also serves as a tribute to the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields, whose thinking and empirical research contributed extensively to a life-span developmental view of emotion, problem solving, and social cognition. Its chapters cover multiple aspects of adulthood and aging, presenting developmental perspectives on emotion; antecedents and consequences of emotion in context; everyday problem solving; social cognition; goals and goal-related behaviors; and wisdom. The landmark volume in this new field, The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood is an important resource for cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists, as well as researchers and graduate students in the field of aging, emotion studies, and social psychology.



Brain Evolution Language and Psychopathology in Schizophrenia

Brain Evolution  Language and Psychopathology in Schizophrenia Author Paolo Brambilla
ISBN-10 9781134694426
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 252
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This book provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of language processing and related neural networks in schizophrenia by addressing the complex link between psychopathology, language and evolution at different levels of analysis. Psychopathological symptoms in schizophrenia are mainly characterized by thought and language disorders, which are strictly intertwined. In particular, language is the distinctive dimension of human beings and is ontologically related to brain development. Although normal at the levels of segmental phonology and morphological organization, the speech of patients suffering from schizophrenia is often characterized by flattened intonation and word-finding difficulties. Furthermore, research suggests that the superior temporal gyrus and specific prefrontal areas which support language in humans are altered in people with schizophrenia. Brambilla and Marini bring together international contributors to explore the link between brain evolution and the psychopathological features of schizophrenia, with a focus on language and its neural underpinnings. Divided into three sections the book covers: • brain evolution and language phylogenesis • brain abnormalities in schizophrenia • psychopathology and schizophrenia. This theoretical approach will appeal to professionals including clinical psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurolinguists, and researchers considering the links between brain evolution, language and psychopathology in schizophrenia.



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030045364
Release 2009
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A Short History of Stupid

A Short History of Stupid Author Helen Razer
ISBN-10 9781743437230
Release 2014-11-19
Pages 336
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How did everything get so dumb? How did we become hostages to idiocy? What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, 'D'oh'? The deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling of common sense in media, politics and culture can drive you to despair and rage. It certainly drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a desperate act: befriending each other for long enough to write a book. Join forces with these uneasy allies to fight against a world that has lost its reason. Explore what's behind the remorseless spread of idiocy, and why there's just so much damn Stupid around you. Stupid isn't just ignorance; it's not just laziness. Worse than the absence of thought, Stupid is a virus that drains our productivity and leaves us sick and diminished. And Stupid has a long, complex and terrible past, one we need to understand in order to defeat it. A Short History of Stupid traces the origins of this maddening ill, examining the different ways in which we've been afflicted over the last three thousand years. It damns those who have spread Stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. It shows how Stupid tightens the grubby grip of the foolish around our throats. Hilarious, smart, unpleasant, infuriating and rude, A Short History of Stupid is at once a provocation and a comfort. It will spark debate, soothe the terminally frustrated and outrage the righteously Stupid. It is a book whose Stupid time has come.



Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017989127
Release 2009
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Theait tos Anterastai Theag s

Theait  tos   Anterastai   Theag  s Author Plato
ISBN-10 OCLC:220741524
Release 19??
Pages 111
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Radical Philosophy

Radical Philosophy Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822039155049
Release 2010
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Mindworlds

Mindworlds Author J. Andrew Ross
ISBN-10 IND:30000127004392
Release 2009
Pages 342
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Consciousness is hard to understand. The ongoing attempt to understand it is one of the central scientific challenges of our time. This book is primarily a presentation of Andy Ross's own recent work, but it also discusses various other contemporary perspectives on the core issues. The chapters are based on texts written for a variety of occasions and audiences. Reading the chapters in serial order, one senses a growing clarity in the articulation of the new ideas, some of which are deep and rather subtle, and this gives the picture as a whole a more dynamic quality. Many of the ideas in this field are still provisional, and it is interesting to see how they have evolved over the period 1997 to 2008 during which these essays were written. Some of the chapters discuss quite different approaches pursued by other workers. These other approaches complement my own, and together they form the context of an ongoing development.



Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Author Stuart Jonathan Russell
ISBN-10 9780136042594
Release 2010
Pages 1132
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Artificial intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e,is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. It is also a valuable resource for computer professionals, linguists, and cognitive scientists interested in artificial intelligence. The revision of this best-selling text offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence.



The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036342525
Release 2009
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Revista de Letras

Revista de Letras Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89117494633
Release 2010
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2009

2009 Author Gerhard Lüdtke
ISBN-10 3598236298
Release 2009
Pages 5239
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Each volume includes "Wissenschaftliche zeitschriften."



Century Path

Century Path Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105015711976
Release 1908
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