Brain, Mind and Consciousness

Advances in Neuroscience Research

  • Petr┬áBob

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Petr Bob
    Pages 17-25
  3. Petr Bob
    Pages 71-87
  4. Petr Bob
    Pages 89-113
  5. Petr Bob
    Pages 115-131
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 133-142

About this book

Introduction

Neuropsychological research on the neural basis of behavior generally asserts that brain mechanisms ultimately suffice to explain all psychologically described phenomena. This assumption stems from the idea that the brain consists entirely of material particles and fields, and that all causal mechanisms relevant to neuroscience can be formulated solely in terms of properties of these elements. Contemporary basic physical theory differs from classic physics on the important matter of how consciousness of human agents enters into the structure of empirical phenomena. The new principles contradict the older idea that local mechanical processes alone account for the structure of all empirical data. Contemporary physical theory brings directly into the overall causal structure certain psychologically described choices made by human agents about how they will act. This key development in basic physical theory is applicable to neuroscience. Brain, Mind and Consciousness: Advances in Neuroscience Research explores this new framework.

Keywords

Awareness Brain structures Cognitive neuroscience Consciousness Mind-brain dichotomy binding theory brain brain localization chaos theory complexity theory dissociation mind mind versus brain neural networks neural synchronization subjective experience

Authors and affiliations

  • Petr┬áBob
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of PsychiatryCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0436-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0435-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0436-1
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