Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Stairway to the Mind
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgments.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- Introduction.- Quantum Physics, Chemistry, and Consciousness: Quantum physics.- Chemistry.- Quantum consciousness.- References.- The Chemistry of Life: Biomolecular structures.- Blomolecular dynamics.- Is life based on the laws of physics?- References.- The Nerve Afire: Nerve membrane dynamics.- Nonlinear diffusion.- The Hodgkin-Huxley equations.- Neurodynamics.- References.- Is There a Computer In Your Head?: The McCulloch-Pitts neuron.- Dendritic and axonal computing.- Synaptic transmission.- The multiplex neuron.- A real neuron.- Quantum effects?- Can a neuron be modeled on a computer?- References.- 'An Enchanted Loom': A brief look at the brain.- Layered structures.- The Perceptron.- The cell assembly.- The hierarchy of cell assemblies.- The cell assembly revisited.- The nature of thought.- Cortical Stimulation.- A deeper question.- References.- A Century of Brain-Mind Theory: William James.- George Santayana.- Behaviorism.- Donald Hebb.- Erwin Schroedinger.- Can a machine think?- Are we machines?- Forebrain commissurotomy.- Karl Popper and John Eccles.- Blindsight.- Roger Penrose.- Francis Crick and Christof Koch.- Daniel Dennett.- John Searle.- Erich Harth.- Henry Stapp.- Eccles throws down the gauntlet.- Crick replies.- The hard problem.- References.- 'A Great Arc' of Possibilities: The birth of American anthropology.- Cultural configurations.- Coming of age in Samoa.- Cultural relativity.- Anthropology and modern life.- Ethics.- Biological and cultural evolution.- References.- Toward an Emergent Theory of Consciousness: Credo.- Quantum consciousness and scientific determinism.- Conservation of energy in the mind?- Materialism.- Functionalism.- Dualism.- The locus of consciousness.- Artificial intelligence.- Two dreams.- References.- 'Then I Tell Them What I Told Them':Recapitulation.- Final comments.- Appendices: Nonlinearity and Emergence.- The Mathematics of Quantum Theory.- The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation.- Local Modes.- Schroedinger's Cat.- Linear and Nonlinear Diffusion.- The Hodgkin-Huxley Equations.- Counting Neural Networks.- An Incomplete Physical Theory.- References.- Index.

Promotional Information

COPERNICUS

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Stairway to the Mind: The Controversial New Science of Consciousness on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top