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Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind (Paperback)

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We are on the verge of a revolution in neuroscience as significant as the Galilean revolution in physics or the Darwinian revolution in biology. Nobel laureate Gerald M. Edelman takes issue with the many current cognitive and behavioural approaches to the brain that leave biology out of the picture, and argues that the workings of the brain more closely resemble the living ecology of a jungle than they do the activities of a computer. Some startling conclusions emerge from these ideas: individuality is necessarily at the very centre of what it means to have a mind, no creature is born value-free, and no physical theory of the universe can claim to be a "theory of everything" without including an account of how the brain gives rise to the mind. There is no greater scientific challenge than understanding the brain. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire is a book that provides a window on that understanding.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPhysiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychologyScience & MathematicsScience: general issues Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 26/05/1993 ISBN-13: 9780465007646  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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