The Unity of Mind, Brain and World

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Alfredo Pereira, Jr, Dietrich Lehmann
Cambridge University Press, Sep 12, 2013 - Psychology - 368 pages
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Issues concerning the unity of minds, bodies and the world have often recurred in the history of philosophy and, more recently, in scientific models. Taking into account both the philosophical and scientific knowledge about consciousness, this book presents and discusses some theoretical guiding ideas for the science of consciousness. The authors argue that, within this interdisciplinary context, a consensus appears to be emerging assuming that the conscious mind and the functioning brain are two aspects of a complex system that interacts with the world. How can this concept of reality - one that includes the existence of consciousness - be approached both philosophically and scientifically? The Unity of Mind, Brain and World is the result of a three-year online discussion between the authors who present a diversity of perspectives, tending towards a theoretical synthesis, aimed to contribute to the insertion of this field of knowledge in the academic curriculum.
  

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Contents

A minimal sketch of the orienting domain page
15
Two constituents of the decision domain embedded in
21
left eye
28
Homing in on the brain mechanisms linked
43
A biosemiotic view on consciousness derived from
77
pairings
93
A conceptual framework embedding conscious
113
physical reality
120
Microstates of the brains electric
191
the head surface during notask resting at intervals of 7 8
204
microstates associated with spontaneous or induced
208
A foundation for the scientific study of consciousness
219
at the glutamatergic tripartite synapse
238
A cognitive model oflanguage
265
A conceptual framework
299
Index
338

WOLFGANG BAER
149

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About the author (2013)

Alfredo Pereira, Jr is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Education at the Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP).

Dietrich Lehmann is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Zurich and a member of the KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research at the University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich.

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