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Are You a Machine? The Brain, the Mind, and What It Means to Be Human

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ISBN-10: 1591024838

ISBN-13: 9781591024835

Edition: 2007

Authors: Eliezer J. Sternberg, Shannon Balke

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Description:

Right now, someone in an artificial intelligence lab is fusing silicon circuitry in an attempt to engineer the human mind. In a hospital, a neurosurgeon is attempting to influence a patient's emotions by firing electrical impulses into his brain. In a classroom, a teacher is explaining how neurons in the brain interact to generate thoughts, feelings, and decisions. The question of where consciousness comes from and how it works is likely the greatest mystery we face. Despite progress in our knowledge of the brain, we still don't know how it allows us to do things like enjoy a sunset, solve a math problem, or use our imagination. For those of us who have ever thought about issues of the mind…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.31" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English