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Atoms of Mind

The "Ghost in the Machine" Materializes

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  • The book attempts to explain thinking from a biological perspective.

  • The book includes a great deal of previously ignored or discounted evidence and many new ideas for research are suggested.

  • The book takes the approach beginning with operations of the simplest levels and eventually leading to an attempt to explain conscious mind.

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-1097-9
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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. The Quest

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 1-17
  3. Thinking About Thinking

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 19-62
  4. Kinds of Thought

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 63-99
  5. Carriers and Repositories of Thought

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 101-155
  6. Examples of Specific Ways of Thinking

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 157-170
  7. Global Interactions

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 171-221
  8. On the Nature of Consciousness

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 223-282
  9. Theories of Consciousness

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 283-341
  10. Conclusions

    • W. R. Klemm
    Pages 343-346
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 347-355

About this book

“There are books on the brain and books on the mind. However, only occasionally one finds a scholarly written thesis that explains how brain circuits give rise to perceptions, thoughts and consciousness. Bill Klemm’s book belongs to this exceptional category. Using lucidly explained examples, he takes the ready on a cheerful journey from the computational elements of circuits to large-scale interactions of neuronal networks illustrating how such dynamics can support memories, decision making, perceptual binding and the conscious thought. A highly recommended reading.”

György Buzsáki, Rutgers University. Author of Rhythms of the Brain

 

Atoms of Mind is an excellent, far reaching, and well-written discussion of brain-mind relationships, including brain physiology, dreams, free will, personal responsibility, and possible origins of subconscious and conscious processes in neural firing patterns.”

 

Paul Nunez, author of Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality

 

“Bill Klemm's book provides a wonderful and incredibly insightful overview for the most exciting topics in modern neuroscience, ranging from its philosophical foundations to the latest ground-breaking discoveries.  Anyone wanting to have a global understanding of human minds must read it.”

Daeyeol Lee, Yale University School of Medicine

Keywords

  • Circuit Impulse Pattern Theory
  • Free Will and Personal Responsibility
  • Mind-brain Enigma
  • The Nature of Consciousness
  • Theory of Thought

Authors and Affiliations

  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biome, College Station, USA

    W.R. Klemm

About the author

Dr. W. R. (Bill) Klemm, a Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M University, is a brain researcher who has written ten books on brain and behavior. His analyses are esteemed by journal editors who have called on him to serve on the Editorial Boards of eleven scholarly journals and to peer-review on the order of a thousand papers for over 55 research journals. His breadth of neuroscience research experience serves him well in addressing such complex issues of how brains think. His 425+ scholarly papers include works on over a dozen neuroscience areas, such as neuronal membrane biochemistry, brainstem mechanisms of arousal and movement inhibition, spike-train interval coding, alcohol and narcotic mechanisms, learning/memory, hormone action on the nervous system, pheromones and behavior, sleep physiology, anesthesiology, animal and human electroencephalography, and human cognition.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Atoms of Mind

  • Book Subtitle: The "Ghost in the Machine" Materializes

  • Authors: W.R. Klemm

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1097-9

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-1096-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-007-9754-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-1097-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 355

  • Topics: Neuroscience, Neurology

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-1097-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)