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In Sync pp 45-70 | Cite as

Higher Order Mental Functions

  • Andrzej K. NowakEmail author
  • Robin R. Vallacher
  • Ryszard Praszkier
  • Agnieszka Rychwalska
  • Michal Zochowski
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Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Abstract

Conscious thoughts are obviously the result of the brain’s functioning. Less obvious is how the ongoing synchronization of multiple neural assemblies gives rise to a single and relatively stable higher-order thought.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej K. Nowak
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Robin R. Vallacher
    • 4
  • Ryszard Praszkier
    • 5
  • Agnieszka Rychwalska
    • 5
  • Michal Zochowski
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of PsychologySWPS University of Social Sciences and HumanitiesWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  5. 5.The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  6. 6.Department of Physics and Biophysics ProgramUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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