Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness: Cognition Computation & Consci

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

EditorMasao Ito, Yasushi Miyashita, Edmund T. Rolls

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The topic of consciousness is truly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers and theorists from diverse backgrounds. It is now widely accepted that previously disparate areas all have contributions to make to the understanding of the nature of consciousness. Thus, we now have computationalscientists, neuroscientists, and philosophers all engaged in the same effort. This book illustrates these three approaches, with chapters provided by some of the most important and provocative figures in the field. The first section is concerned with philosophical approaches to consciousness. Oneof the fundamental issues here is that of subjective feeling or qualia. The second section focuses on approaches from cognitive neuroscience. Patients with different types of neurological problems, and new imaging techniques, provide rich sources of data for studying how consciousness relates tobrain function. The third section includes computational approaches looking at the quantitative relationship between brain processes and conscious experience. Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness represents a uniquely integrated and current account of this most fascinating and intractablesubject.

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The topic of consciousness is truly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers and theorists from diverse backgrounds. It is now widely accepted that previously disparate areas all have contributions to make to the understanding of the nature of consciousness. Thus, we now have computationalscientists, neuroscientists, and philosopher...

Masao Ito is a Director-General, Frontier Research Program at RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research. Yasushi Miyashita is at the Department of Physiology, University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Toyko. Edmund T. Rolls is at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

M. Ito: IntroductionPhilosophical Approaches1. O. Flanagan: Introduction to philosophical approaches to consciousness2. D. Dennett: Consciousness in human and robot mind3. J. Murata: Consciousness and the mind-body problemApproaches from Cognitive Neuroscience4. M. Gazzaniga: Why can't I control my brain? Aspects of conscious experience5. E. Rolls: Brain mechanisms of vision, memory, and consciousness6. H. Barlow: Single neurons, communal goals, and consciousness7. M. Raichle: The development of automaticity - from conscious to nonconscious information processing in the human brain8. Y. Miyashita: Neuronal origin of visual imagery9. H. Tanaba: Awareness of memory deficit10. A. Yamadori: Body awareness anmd its disorders11. U. Bellugi and E. Klima: Language, modality, and the brain12. C. von der Malsburg: The coherence definition of consciousness13. J. Cowan: Neurodynamics and brain mechanisms14. M. Kawato: Bi-directional theory approach to consciousness15. R. Grotto and M. Virasoro: The computational role of conscious processing in a model of semantic memory

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`In pursuing the editors' stated aim of understanding the brain mechanisms of consciousness, this book presents a valuable interdisciplinaryt perspective. An impressive body of research is fathered which, coupled with some insightful speculation offered by several authors, significantlyclarifies many of the issues surrounding higher cognitive function ... it conveys effectively the rich diversity of research that informs the science of consciousness.'Brian L. Lancaster, Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Vol. 1, No. 4, July 1997