Cognition, computation, and consciousness

edited by Masao Ito, Yasushi Miyashita and Edmund T. Rolls

The topic of consciousness is truly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers and theorists from diverse backgrounds. It is now widely accepted that previously disparate areas all have contributions to make to the understanding of the nature of consciousness. Thus, we now have computational scientists, neuroscientists, and philosophers all engaged in the same effort. This book illustrates these three approaches, with chapters provided by some of the most important and provocative figures in the field. The first section is concerned with philosophical approaches to consciousness. One of the fundamental issues here is that of subjective feeling or qualia. The second section focuses on approaches from cognitive neuroscience. Patients with different types of neurological problems, and new imaging techniques, provide rich sources of data for studying how consciousness relates to brain function. The third section includes computational approaches looking at the quantitative relationship between brain processes and conscious experience. Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness represents a uniquely integrated and current account of this most fascinating and intractable subject.

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  • Introduction
  • Philosophical Approaches
  • 1. Introduction to philosophical approaches to consciousness
  • 2. Consciousness in human and robot mind
  • 3. Consciousness and the mind-body problem
  • Approaches from Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 4. Why can't I control my brain? Aspects of conscious experience
  • 5. Brain mechanisms of vision, memory, and consciousness
  • 6. Single neurons, communal goals, and consciousness
  • 7. The development of automaticity - from conscious to nonconscious information processing in the human brain
  • 8. Neuronal origin of visual imagery
  • 9. Awareness of memory deficit
  • 10. Body awareness anmd its disorders
  • 11. Language, modality, and the brain
  • 12. The coherence definition of consciousness
  • 13. Neurodynamics and brain mechanisms
  • 14. Bi-directional theory approach to consciousness
  • 15. The computational role of conscious processing in a model of semantic memory

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書名 Cognition, computation, and consciousness
著作者等 Rolls, Edmund T
伊藤 正男
宮下 保司
Miyashita Yasushi
Ito Masao
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 vi, 266 p., [4] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0198524145
NCID BA30744000
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス