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The Resource Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain, Werner R. Loewenstein

Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain, Werner R. Loewenstein

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Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain
Title
Physics in mind
Title remainder
a quantum view of the brain
Statement of responsibility
Werner R. Loewenstein
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Physics in Mind, eminent biophysicist Werner R. Loewenstein seeks answers to these perplexing questions in the mechanisms of physics. Bringing information theory---the idea that all information can be quantified and encoded in bits---to bear on recent advances in the neurosciences, Loewenstein reveals inside the brain a web of immense computational power capable of rendering a coherent representation of the world outside. He guides us on an exhilarating journey along the sensory data stream of the brain---the stream that nurses our cognitions---and we see how the vast amounts of information coming in from the world outside get processed by the web, how its neurons gradually extract meaning from this hodgepodge, and how they arrive at a coherent picture of the world"--Provided by publisher
Summary
An eminent biophysicist explains what quantum mechanics can reveal about the human mind, using information theory to illuminate recent advances in the neurosciences while discussing the physics behind the brain's capacity for instantaneously processing large amounts of information
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DLC
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Loewenstein, Werner R
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP355.2
LC item number
.L64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Neurophysiology
  • Neural networks (Neurobiology)
  • Brain
  • SCIENCE / Quantum Theory
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biophysics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Target audience
adult
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a quantum view of the brain
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Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain, Werner R. Loewenstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012028268
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 325 p.
Isbn
9780465029846
Lccn
2012028268
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ill.
Label
Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain, Werner R. Loewenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012028268
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 325 p.
Isbn
9780465029846
Lccn
2012028268
Other physical details
ill.

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