Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer's disease

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Yves Christen, Patricia Smith Churchland
Springer-Verlag, 1992 - Medical - 153 pages
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The relationship between body (or brain) and mind is still poorly understood. Alzheimer's disease could be a good model for the study of typical neurophilosophical problems such as the mind brain relationship and also, more particularly, as a means to understanding different aspects of human consciousness and thinking, since Alzheimer's disease presents a situation in which both modification of the cognitive faculties and organic changes, cellular and even molecular, may be observed simultaneously. The intention of the contributors of this volume was not to pronounce the last word on a debate which is certain to continue for a long time to come but to help introduce the neurophilosophical debate into an area of research where it is more often molecules that are manipulated rather than philosophical concepts.

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Contents

A Neuroscientists Field Guide
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E S SavageRumbaugh and E Ruben
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Neuronal Models of Cognitive Functions Associated with the Prefrontal
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Patricia S. Churchland is professor emerita of philosophy atPatricia S. Churchland is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct pro the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her books include "Brain-Wise"fessor at the Salk Institute. Her books include "Brain-Wise" and "Neurophilosophy." In 1991, she was awarded a MacArthur and "Neurophilosophy." In 1991, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. Fellowship.

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