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Brain and Conscious Experience

Study Week September 28 to October 4, 1964, of the Pontificia Academia Scientiarum

  • Editors
  • John C. Eccles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. M. L. Colonnier
    Pages 1-23
  3. J. C. Eccles
    Pages 24-58
  4. Ragnar Granit
    Pages 116-137
  5. O. Creutzfeldt, J. M. Fuster, A. Herz, M. Straschill
    Pages 138-164
  6. Wilder Penfield
    Pages 217-237
  7. E. D. Adrian
    Pages 238-255
  8. J. C. Eccles
    Pages 314-344
  9. C. G. Phillips
    Pages 389-421
  10. W. H. Thorpe
    Pages 470-505
  11. C. Heymans, A. de Schaepdryver
    Pages 506-521
  12. Professor Eccles
    Pages 548-574
  13. H.-L. Teuber
    Pages 575-583
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 585-591

About this book

Introduction

The planning of this Study Week at the Pontifical Academy of Science from September 28 to October 4, 1964, began just two years before when the President, Professor Lemaitre, asked me if 1 would be responsible for a Study Week relating Psychology to what we may call the Neurosciences. 1 accepted this responsibility on the understanding that 1 could have as­ sistance from two colleagues in the Academy, Professors Heymans and Chagas. Besides participating in the Study Week they gave me much­ needed assistance and advice in the arduous and, at times, perplexing task that 1 had undertaken, and 1 gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness to them. Though there have been in recent years many symposia concerned with the so-called higher functions of the brain, for example with percep­ tion, learning and conditioning, and with the processing of information in the brain, there has to my knowledge been no symposium specifically with brain functions and consciousness since the memorable treating Laurentian Conference of 1953, which was later published in 1954 as the book, "Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness.

Keywords

brain brain injury neuroscience perception planning psychology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-49168-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-49170-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-49168-9
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