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Consciousness Transitions

Consciousness Transitions Book
Author : Hans Liljenström,Peter Århem
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-10-13
ISBN : 9780080554631
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It was not long ago when the consciousness was not considered a problem for science. However, this has now changed and the problem of consciousness is considered the greatest challenge to science. In the last decade, a great number of books and articles have been published in the field, but very few have focused on the how consciousness evolves and develops, and what characterizes the transitions between different conscious states, in animals and humans. This book addresses these questions. Renowned researchers from different fields of science (including neurobiology, evolutionary biology, ethology, cognitive science, computational neuroscience and philosophy) contribute with their results and theories in this book, making it a unique collection of the state-of-the-art of this young field of consciousness studies. First book on the topic Focus on different levels of consciousness, including: Evolutionary, developmental, and functional Highly interdisciplinary

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness Book
Author : Guido Hesselmann
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN : 0429891490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The empirical study of consciousness is in constant progress. New ideas and approaches arise, methods are being debated and refined, and experimental research over the last two decades has produced a rich body of data, acquired in the aim to better understand consciousness and its neural underpinnings. This volume synthesises this data, focusing on how to understand the relations and transitions between consciousness and unconsciousness alongside exploring and distinguishing conscious experience of sensory stimuli and unconscious states. Bringing together leading academics and promising young scientists from across the fields of psychology and neuroscience, Transitions between Consciousness and Unconsciousness discusses controversial topics and ideas, providing an overview of current research trends and opinions, as well as perspectives on theoretical and methodological questions. This is an essential volume for consciousness researchers and students from across psychology, neuroscience and philosophy, as well as those researching modes of visual processing.

Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective

Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective Book
Author : Carroy U. Ferguson
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780761827009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, Carroy Ferguson presents a unique glimpse into the transitional stages in consciousness that many African Americans experience as they explore the essence of being a Black person in U.S. society and the world. Using a model of six transitional stages in consciousness, original essays, and discourses on the symbolism of various historical events, Ferguson engages readers in an intriguing reflective process to give them a better understanding of how transitions in consciousness_from an African American perspective_are largely shaped and greatly influenced by the 'psychology of the times.' The essays, therefore, represent the various dynamics at play as many African Americans engage the contents of their consciousness and learn to explore and transcend various societal challenges. To assist readers in engaging their personal self-reflective processes, Ferguson provides creative exercises and a comprehensive timeline of African American life.

Transition and Survival Technologies Interdimensional Consciousness as Healing Survival and Beyond

Transition and Survival Technologies  Interdimensional Consciousness as Healing  Survival and Beyond Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
Release : 2008-04-01
ISBN : 9781891824685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Take a new look at healing, health, life, even death, and daily challenges and transitions. Transition and Survival Technologies takes readers further on their inner as well as inter-dimensional journeys into the worlds of healing, transitioning, shifting realities, dying ?????? into the worlds the human consciousness has a right to access and can indeed access to heal and survive here and beyond. We can free our attention to focus upon something much more subtle, abstract, and more real than our so-called "worldly" experiences. Once we are fully liberated and our perceptions set free to see, a new kind of understanding or vision of reality can come to us. We can then see ourselves as something far more, far greater, than we believed ourselves to be.

Animal Minds

Animal Minds Book
Author : Donald R. Griffin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2001-05
ISBN : 9780226308654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A pioneer in animal cognition makes the case for investigating the consciousness of non-humans, using examples from his work with dolphins, chimpanzees, and birds to back his arguement, in a revised and expanded edition of the classic study.

Consciousness

Consciousness Book
Author : Rodrick Wallace
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2005-04-14
ISBN : 9780387252421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book makes formal, detailed, application of what Adams has described as 'the informational turn in philosophy' to the global neuronal workspace (GNW) model of consciousness. It uses an extended statistical model of cognitive process, based on the Shannon-McMillan Theorem and its corollaries, to incorporate the effects of embedding physiological, social, and cultural contextual constraints which operate more slowly than the workspace itself, but severely limit the possible realms available to that workspace, and hence to consciousness itself. The resulting 'biopsychosociocultural' treatment directly addresses criticisms of brain-only models of consciousness which have been raised in cultural psychology and philosophy, while remaining true to the current neuroscience perspective. This is the first formal, comprehensive, and reasonably rigorous, mathematical treatment of the GNW and is the only one to include the effects of embedding contexts in a 'natural' manner.

Transcendent Leadership and the Evolution of Consciousness

Transcendent Leadership and the Evolution of Consciousness Book
Author : Lisa Aldon
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2005-03-03
ISBN : 1420837680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is there a process to provide the opportunity for people to connect in the essence of "spiritual humanism" to undertake great and difficult tasks, provide holistic contexts from which we can create our future together, and cause us to take charge of our own evolution as we transcend? Could this be the true nature of leadership? The purpose of this book is to suggest that leadership theories are inadequate unless they include transcendence as an essential element influencing human behavior. "It is believed that if transcendence is included in leadership theories, an ebb and flow relationship will exist, providing opportunities where introspection and reflection of one’s role can cause individual transcendence to a higher level of consciousness, while at the same time causing transforming change in the individual and the organization." This book examines theories of the evolution of consciousness as the context for understanding transcendence. Utilizing the elements of transcendence and consciousness as a foundation, these concepts could help further not only the study, but the practice of leadership as well.

The Brain behavior Continuum

The Brain behavior Continuum Book
Author : Jose Luis Perez Velazquez,Marina Frantseva
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2011
ISBN : 981434060X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a comprehensive overview of the main current concepts in brain cognitive activities at the global, collective (or network) level, with a focus on transitions between normal neurophysiology and brain pathological states. It provides a unique approach of linking molecular and cellular aspects of normal and pathological brain functioning with their corresponding network, collective and dynamical manifestations that are subsequently extended to behavioural manifestations of healthy and diseased brains. This book introduces a high-level perspective, searching for simplification amongst the structural and functional complexity of nervous systems by consideration of the distributed interactions that underlie the collective behaviour of the system. The authors hope that this approach could promote a global comprehensive understanding of high-level laws behind the elementary biological processes in the neuroscientific community, while, perhaps, introducing elements of biological complexities to the mathematical/computational readership. The title of the book refers to the main point of the monograph: that there is a smooth continuum between distinct brain activities resulting in different behaviours, and that, due to the plastic nature of the brain, the behaviour can also alter the brain function, thus rendering artificial the boundaries between the brain and its behaviour.

An Introduction to Comparative Psychology

An Introduction to Comparative Psychology Book
Author : Conwy Lloyd Morgan
Publisher :
Release : 1894
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"My central object in this work is to discuss the relation of the psychology of man to that of the higher animals, since such a discussion forms in my opinion the best introduction to Comparative Psychology. A secondary object, subordinate indeed, yet forming an integral part of my plan, is to consider the place of consciousness in nature, the relation of psychical evolution to physical and biological evolution, and the light which comparative psychology throws on certain philosophical problems. It was my original intention to compare my own results with those which have been reached by previous observers and thinkers in this field of investigation and inquiry. But I found that, in the first place, this would largely increase the bulk of the book; that, in the second place, it would introduce a controversial tone, which I was desirous of avoiding; and that it would in other ways interfere with what appeared the most convenient mode of developing my subject. I therefore abandoned my original intention, and adopted a more direct method of exposition and discussion. It is, however, all the more incumbent on me to acknowledge my indebtedness to my predecessors and contemporaries. Those whose acquaintance with the subject is most wide and extensive, will best be able to judge how far what I have written is a mere restatement of what has already been written, and how far, if at all, I have done something towards advancing the boundaries of our knowledge or rendering the knowledge that we possess clearer and more exact. Others will perhaps do well to regard me as a secretary who has, I trust, with due diligence thrown into convenient form the data with which he has been supplied"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved).

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice Book
Author : Heyward Michael Dreher,Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2010-12-15
ISBN : 0826105564
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Functioning as both a graduate textbook and a professional resource, Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice explores the historical and evolving role of the doctorally-prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Because the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, the primary authors and contributing authors of this text present positions and reflective responses that represent a diverse range of current views on the DNP role and the diverse 'ideals' of what the role of the doctorally-prepared APRN should be. This is also the first text to market that exclusively examines the evolving and expanding role functions of the DNP graduate. Too often, nursing texts offer the sole view of the author. This one uniquely does not. The highlight of this text is the two-part chapter organization that presents the chapter content followed by a Reflective Response, which is commentary that may counter or support the opinions of the chapter author. Each Reflective Response is written by well-known DNP leaders representing the diverse roles and experience of academics, administrators and practitioners. This innovative chapter presentation is bound to provide for more stimulating classroom discussion. This work is stimulating and possibly provocative, but in the end is a well-rounded, landmark presentation of a wide range of topics surrounding education of the DNP, the core competencies and the unfolding DNP role development. It is a 'must have' text for use in all DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP degree issues! Each of the textbook's sections thoroughly covers important aspects of role development: Section I: provides background information on the evolution of the DNP degree; essential content on role theory; what nursing "roles" are and how they evolved; and a discussion of how masters versus doctoral level advanced nursing practices differ Section II: focuses on the four basic roles of the DNP graduate which currently predominate: practitioner, clinical executive, educator, and clinical trials research scientist, as well as the role of the clinical scholar which each graduate is expected to be Section III: covers the diverse skills that comprise the doctoral APRN role; including leadership content, negotiation skills, and leveraging technology to support doctoral advanced level practice; debate over the DNP Exam; discussion of DNP grads using the title "Dr"; and how the doctoral APRN can use their new competencies to function at a higher level

Time of Transitions

Time of Transitions Book
Author : Jürgen Habermas
Publisher : Polity
Release : 2006-03-14
ISBN : 9780745630113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a time of turbulent change when many of the frameworks that have characterized our societies over the last few centuries – such as the international order of sovereign nation-states – are being called into question. In this new volume of essays and interviews, Habermas focuses his attention on these processes of change and provides some of the resources needed to understand them. What kind of international order should we seek to create in our contemporary global age? How should we understand the political project of Europe and how can the democratic deficit of the EU be overcome? How should we understand the relation between democracy as popular sovereignty, which has become the defining principle of political legitimacy in the modern world, and the idea of basic human rights embodied in the rule of law? Habermas brings his formidable powers of analysis and his distinctive theoretical perspective to bear on these and other key questions of the modern age. His analysis is shaped throughout by his commitment to informed public debate and his powerful advocacy of a postnational renewal of the project of constitutional democracy. Time of Transitions will be essential reading for all students and scholars of sociology and politics, and it will be of interest to anyone concerned with the key social and political questions of our time.

Phenomenology and the Physical Reality of Consciousness

Phenomenology and the Physical Reality of Consciousness Book
Author : Arthur Melnick
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9027252203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The predominant positive view among philosophers and scientists alike is that consciousness is something realized in brain activity. This view, however, largely fails to capture what consciousness is like according to how it shows itself to conscious beings. What this work proposes instead is that consciousness is a phenomenon that exists in and throughout the body. Apart from whether or not it involves intentionality and apart from whether or not it involves awareness of the self, consciousness is self-intimating, self-revealing, self-disclosing. Self-disclosure is the definitive phenomenological character of consciousness in all its forms. Taking this stance as a point of departure, the book presents a specific account of what bodily field phenomenon consciousness is. In this way, the current stalemate in philosophy over the question of the physical reality of consciousness is broken. Series A

Transitions Earth Death the Afterlife

Transitions Earth  Death  the Afterlife Book
Author : Marianne Maynard
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2007-05
ISBN : 0595426956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Humanity is well on its way in embracing the path of enlightenment. We have rejected the doomsday prophecies for earth and have taken back our power to create a more loving world. We have the choice to change what has not worked and to create a new reality on earth. There is no predestination-only our agreement to experience what we have manifested. In the year 2012, we are told that humanity has the potential of shifting to higher dimensions of thought and to participate in the global ascension of the human race. The questions are: What can we expect during this time of planetary changes? How can we create a heaven on earth? Is it possible to expand our consciousness to higher dimensions and plans, such as inter-dimensional communication with those in afterlife-beyond death? These and many more questions are addressed in this book, which focus on the next step in the human ascension and evolutional cycle.

The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review Book
Author : Nicholas Patrick Wiseman
Publisher :
Release : 1889
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consciousness and the Brain

Consciousness and the Brain Book
Author : Stanislas Dehaene
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-01-30
ISBN : 0698151402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE From the acclaimed author of Reading in the Brain, a breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before. In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries. A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness. From the Trade Paperback edition.