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How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN

  • John C. Eccles

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About this book

Introduction

In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology.

Keywords

Bewußtsein Brain Research Consciousness Hirnforschung Philosophie Philosophy of Mind complexity evolution influence mechanics medicine neurotransmitter physiology quantum mechanics synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • John C. Eccles
    • 1
  1. 1.Ca’a la GraContraSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-49224-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-49226-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-49224-2
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