Mind, Brain, and Consciousness: The Organization of Competence and Conduct

  • Karl H. Pribram


The history of psychology in this century can be charted in terms of the issue that dominated each decade of exploration. Early studies on classical conditioning and Gestalt principles of perception were followed subsequently by two decades of behaviorism. In the 1950s information measurement took the stage to be supplanted in the 1960s by an almost frenetic endeavor to catalogue memory processes, an endeavor which culminated in the new concepts of a cognitive psychology. Currently, the study of consciousness as central to the mind-brain problem has emerged from the explorations of altered and alternative states produced by drugs, meditation, and a variety of other techniques designed to promote psychological growth.


Spatial Frequency Receptive Field Gestalt Principle Scientific Psychology Optical Information Processing 
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  • Karl H. Pribram
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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