Models of Brain and Mind: Physical, Computational and Psychological Approaches

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Rahul Banerjee, Bikas K. Chakrabarti
Elsevier, 14 февр. 2008 г. - Всего страниц: 350
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.

* 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
 

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Chapter 1 How to separate conceptual issues from empirical ones in the study of consciousness
1
Chapter 2 The disunity of consciousness
11
the radical plasticity thesis
19
Chapter 4 A higher order Bayesian decision theory of consciousness
35
Chapter 5 Subjective measures of unconscious knowledge
49
Chapter 6 Interdependence of attention and consciousness
65
Chapter 7 Computational studies of consciousness
77
evidence from patients with focal brain lesions
95
Chapter 13 Neural network modeling
155
Chapter 14 A simple Hopfieldlike cellular network model of plant intelligence
169
Chapter 15 Retinomorphic image processing
175
Chapter 16 Modeling the subcellular signaling pathways involved in reinforcement learning at the striatum
193
new insights from a computational analysis
207
a brief summary with examples
215
the Buddhas tool to probe mind and body
247
Chapter 20 Buddha and the bridging relations
255

Chapter 9 Thinking is believing
105
an evolutionary computational and philosophical approach
115
Chapter 11 Dynamic geometry brain function modeling and consciousness
133
hierarchical network structure underlying nervous system function in C elegans
145
Subject Index
263
Color Plate Section
267
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee is the Director of the LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNM IIT), Jaipur where he is also a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering. He holds a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering in the area of Hybrid Intelligent Systems. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of Computer Networking (Protocol engineering, QoS, Routing, Mobility, Vehicular Networking), Wearable Computing (involving non-invasive sensing, on-body computing, BAN based routing) and Ubiquitous Computing (including Internet of Things / Cyber-Physical Systems and Ambient Intelligence).

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