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The Resource Consciousness and the brain : deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts, Stanislas Dehaene

Consciousness and the brain : deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts, Stanislas Dehaene

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Consciousness and the brain : deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts
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Consciousness and the brain
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deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts
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Stanislas Dehaene
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eng
Summary
"A breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before. In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries. A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness"--
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Draws on pioneering psychological and brain-imaging experiments to reveal new insights into how the brain generates conscious thought as well as the crucial role of unconscious computations in decision-making, discussing how related theories have applied to the brains of animals, babies and patients with brain injuries
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10246675
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Dehaene, Stanislas
Dewey number
612.8/2
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP411
LC item number
.D44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
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adult
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deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts
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Consciousness and the brain : deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts, Stanislas Dehaene
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-318) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
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2013036814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780670025435
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(hbk.)
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2013036814
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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Consciousness and the brain : deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts, Stanislas Dehaene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013036814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780670025435
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013036814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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