A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination

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Basic Books, 2000 - Medical - 274 pages
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In A Universe of Consciousness, Gerald Edelman builds on the radical ideas he introduced in his monumental trilogy-Neural Darwinism, Topobiology, and The Remembered Present-to present for the first time an empirically supported full-scale theory of consciousness. He and the neurobiolgist Giulio Tononi show how they use ingenious technology to detect the most minute brain currents and to identify the specific brain waves that correlate with particular conscious experiences. The results of this pioneering work challenge the conventional wisdom about consciousness.

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User Review  - Connor Tierney - Goodreads

This is an extremely dense read containing many concepts that might require several iterations before becoming fully comprehensible. However, the book is fascinating and exercises good scientific judgment while navigating one of the greatest mysteries of our time. Read full review

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User Review  - Nora Ray - Goodreads

A little bit too technical for me but you never know until you try. Read full review



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Gerald M. Edelman is director of the Neurosciences Institute and chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at the Scripps Research Institute. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972. He is also the author of Bright Air, Brilliant Fire; Tobiology; and The Remembered Present. Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow in Theoretical and Experimental Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute. He is the editor, with Olaf Sporns, of Selectionism and the Brain. Both authors live in San Diego, California.

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