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Mindful Brain Cortical Organization and the Group-Selective Theory of Higher Brain Function

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ISBN-10: 0262550075

ISBN-13: 9780262550079

Edition: 1982

Authors: Gerald M. Edelman, Vernon B. Mountcastle

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This significant contribution to neuroscience consists of two papers, the first by Mountcastle an, the second by Edelman. Between them, they examine from different but complementary directions the relationships that connect the higher brain--memory, learning, perception, thinking--with what goes on at the most basic levels of neural activity, with particular stress on the role of local neuronal circuits. Edelman's major hypothesis is that "the conscious state results from phasic reentrant signaling occurring in parallel processes that involve associations between stored patterns and current sensory or internal input." This selective process occurs by the polling of degenerate primary…    
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/30/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 106
Size: 6.14" wide x 8.94" long x 0.27" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Vernon B. Mountcastle, M.D. is University Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus, at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and winner of the 1998 National Academy of Sciences Award in Neurosciences, in recognition of his "extraordinary contributions to progress in the fields of neuroscience."

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