Neurobiological Background Of Exploration Geosciences: New Methods For Data Analysis Based On…

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byPaolo Dell'aversana

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Neurobiological Background of Exploration Geosciences: New Methods for Data Analysis Based on Cognitive Criteria examines the neurobiological background of Earth science disciplines. It examines the fundamental features of the human brain which form the cognitive basis of exploration geophysics, and investigates how their analysis can drive the development of new brain-based-technologies. Crucial aspects of human cognition include the impulse to explore the environment, the ability of our brain to create mental maps and virtual images of the world, and the human ability to recognize, integrate, and save patterns of information in a shared memory. Geoscience technology can be made more effective by taking the working neurobiological principles of our brains into account. This book is appropriate for multiple audiences including neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and geoscientists, presenting both theoretical and experimental results. Presents the neurological background of human brain function and cognition as it relates to the geoscience Explores possible links between geophysics, neural anatomy, and neural physiology Dissects topics with a multidisciplinary approach and balanced combination of theory and applications Examines the potential mechanism by which exploration geoscience is triggered by specific neural systems located in primordial areas of the subcortical brain Proposes working hypotheses and possible scenarios for future research in neuroscience and the geosciences to combine the two seemingly unconnected fields of neurobiology and geophysics

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Neurobiological Background of Exploration Geosciences: New Methods for Data Analysis Based on Cognitive Criteria examines the neurobiological background of Earth science disciplines. It examines the fundamental features of the human brain which form the cognitive basis of exploration geophysics, and investigates how their analysis can ...

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Neurobiological Background of Exploration Geosciences: New Methods for Data Analysis Based on Cognitive Criteria examines the neurobiological background of Earth science disciplines. It details how these crucial features of human brain form the cognitive basis of exploration geophysics and how their analysis can drive the development o...

Dr. Dell Aversana has degrees in Geology, Physics, and the Philosophy of Science and Aesthetics. He began his career in geophysics in 1988 working in industry. He then worked as temporary researcher at the Department of Geophysics and Volcanology at Naples University. He has held the position of Technical Leader and Senior Geophysicist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128104805

ISBN - 13:9780128104804

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Table of Contents

Part I: Two (Apparently) Different Worlds 1. The Exploratory Brain 2. Cognitive Geosciences

Part II: Bridging the Gap 3. Exploration 4. Imaging 5. Recognition 6. Integration

Part III: Brain-Based-Technology and Brain Empowerment 7. Brain-Based Technologies 8. Applications to Education in Geosciences 9. From Information to Significance 10. Neuroplasticity and Brain Empowerment in Exploration Geosciences 11. EpilogueAppendices Appendix 1. Overview about Inversion Appendix 2. Overview about Simultaneous Joint Inversion (SJI)