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The Neurology of Consciousness

The Neurology of Consciousness Book
Author : Steven Laureys,Olivia Gosseries,Giulio Tononi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-08-12
ISBN : 0128011750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of The Neurology of Consciousness is a comprehensive update of this ground-breaking work on human consciousness, the first book in this area to summarize the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered by the study of neurological patients. Since the publication of the first edition in 2009, new methodologies have made consciousness much more accessible scientifically, and, in particular, the study of disorders, disruptions, and disturbances of consciousness has added tremendously to our understanding of the biological basis of human consciousness. The publication of a new edition is both critical and timely for continued understanding of the field of consciousness. In this critical and timely update, revised and new contributions by internationally renowned researchers—edited by the leaders in the field of consciousness research—provide a unique and comprehensive focus on human consciousness. The new edition of The Neurobiology of Consciousness will continue to be an indispensable resource for researchers and students working on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and related disorders, as well as for neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists contemplating consciousness as one of the philosophical, ethical, sociological, political, and religious questions of our time. New chapters on the neuroanatomical basis of consciousness and short-term memory, and expanded coverage of comas and neuroethics, including the ethics of brain death The first comprehensive, authoritative collection to describe disorders of consciousness and how they are used to study and understand the neural correlates of conscious perception in humans. Includes both revised and new chapters from the top international researchers in the field, including Christof Koch, Marcus Raichle, Nicholas Schiff, Joseph Fins, and Michael Gazzaniga

The Neurology of Consciousness

The Neurology of Consciousness Book
Author : Steven Laureys,Olivia Gosseries,Giulio Tononi
Publisher : Elsevier/AP, Academic Press is
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Neurology of Consciousness book written by Steven Laureys,Olivia Gosseries,Giulio Tononi, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The No Nonsense Meditation Book

The No Nonsense Meditation Book Book
Author : Steven Laureys
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN : 1472980506
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Steven Laureys' book opens up exciting perspectives.' – Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk & translator of the Dalai Lama 'Clear, lively, rigorous and authentic... [The] book we have been waiting for.' - Dr Ilios Kotsou, mindfulness and wellbeing expert 'Not reading this book is self-defeating' - Paul Witteman Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains. Dr Steven Laureys has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 20 years. For this bestselling book, Steven to explores the effect of meditation on the brain. He uses hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience. A mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this accessible book offers scientific evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.

Brain Mind and Consciousness in the History of Neuroscience

Brain  Mind and Consciousness in the History of Neuroscience Book
Author : C.U.M. Smith,Harry Whitaker
Publisher : Springer Science & Business
Release : 2014-04-23
ISBN : 9401787743
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume of essays examines the problem of mind, looking at how the problem has appeared to neuroscientists (in the widest sense) from classical antiquity through to contemporary times. Beginning with a look at ventricular neuropsychology in antiquity, this book goes on to look at Spinozan ideas on the links between mind and body, Thomas Willis and the foundation of Neurology, Hooke’s mechanical model of the mind and Joseph Priestley’s approach to the mind-body problem. The volume offers a chapter on the 19th century Ottoman perspective on western thinking. Further chapters trace the work of nineteenth century scholars including George Henry Lewes, Herbert Spencer and Emil du Bois-Reymond. The book covers significant work from the twentieth century, including an examination of Alfred North Whitehead and the history of consciousness, and particular attention is given to the development of quantum consciousness. Chapters on slavery and the self and the development of an understanding of Dualism bring this examination up to date on the latest 21st century work in the field. At the heart of this book is the matter of how we define the problem of consciousness itself: has there been any progress in our understanding of the working of mind and brain? This work at the interface between science and the humanities will appeal to experts from across many fields who wish to develop their understanding of the problem of consciousness, including scholars of Neuroscience, Behavioural Science and the History of Science.

The Neurology of Consciousness

The Neurology of Consciousness Book
Author : Steven Laureys,Giulio Tononi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2011-04-28
ISBN : 9780080921020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. One increasingly important method of studying consciousness is to study disorders of consciousness, e.g. brain damage and disease states leading to vegetative states, coma, minimally conscious states, etc. Many of these studies are very much in the public eye because of their relationship to controversies about coma patients (e.g. Terry Schiavo case in the US recently), and the relationship to one of the major philosophical, sociological, political, and religious questions of humankind. This is the first book to summarize our current understanding of the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of human consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered via the study of neurological patients. The selected contributors are all outstanding authors and undisputed leaders in their field. New chapters on the neuroanatomical basis of consciousness, functional intrinsic brain activity, anesthesia, as well as expanded coverage of the unresponsive wakefulness syndrome/ vegetative state and the minimally conscious state The first comprehensive, authoritative collection to describe disorders of consciousness and how they are used to study and understand the neural correlates of conscious perception in humans Includes revised and new chapters from the top international researchers in the field

The Feeling of Life Itself

The Feeling of Life Itself Book
Author : Christof Koch
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09-07
ISBN : 0262539551
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An argument that consciousness, more widespread than previously assumed, is the feeling of being alive, not a type of computation or a clever hack. In The Feeling of Life Itself, Christof Koch offers a straightforward definition of consciousness as any subjective experience, from the most mundane to the most exalted--the feeling of being alive. Psychologists study which cognitive operations underpin a given conscious perception. Neuroscientists track the neural correlates of consciousness in the brain, the organ of the mind. But why the brain and not, say, the liver? How can the brain, three pounds of highly excitable matter, a piece of furniture in the universe, subject to the same laws of physics as any other piece, give rise to subjective experience? Koch argues that what is needed to answer these questions is a quantitative theory that starts with experience and proceeds to the brain. In The Feeling of Life Itself, Koch outlines such a theory, based on integrated information. Koch describes how the theory explains many facts about the neurology of consciousness and how it has been used to build a clinically useful consciousness meter. The theory predicts that many, and perhaps all, animals experience the sights and sounds of life; consciousness is much more widespread than conventionally assumed. Contrary to received wisdom, however, Koch argues that programmable computers will not have consciousness. Even a perfect software model of the brain is not conscious. Its simulation is fake consciousness. Consciousness is not a special type of computation--it is not a clever hack. Consciousness is about being.

Cognition Brain and Consciousness

Cognition  Brain  and Consciousness Book
Author : Bernard J. Baars,Nicole M. Gage
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-02-04
ISBN : 9780123814401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness, Second Edition, provides students and readers with an overview of the study of the human brain and its cognitive development. It discusses brain molecules and their primary function, which is to help carry brain signals to and from the different parts of the human body. These molecules are also essential for understanding language, learning, perception, thinking, and other cognitive functions of our brain. The book also presents the tools that can be used to view the human brain through brain imaging or recording. New to this edition are Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience text boxes, each one focusing on a leading researcher and their topic of expertise. There is a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition; all other chapters have been thoroughly revised, based on the most recent discoveries. This text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology, Neuroscience, and related disciplines in which cognitive neuroscience is taught. New edition of a very successful textbook Completely revised to reflect new advances, and feedback from adopters and students Includes a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition Student Solutions available at http://www.baars-gage.com/ For Teachers: Rapid adoption and course preparation: A wide array of instructor support materials are available online including PowerPoint lecture slides, a test bank with answers, and eFlashcords on key concepts for each chapter. A textbook with an easy-to-understand thematic approach: in a way that is clear for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, the text introduces concepts such as working memory, selective attention, and social cognition. A step-by-step guide for introducing students to brain anatomy: color graphics have been carefully selected to illustrate all points and the research explained. Beautifully clear artist's drawings are used to 'build a brain' from top to bottom, simplifying the layout of the brain. For students: An easy-to-read, complete introduction to mind-brain science: all chapters begin from mind-brain functions and build a coherent picture of their brain basis. A single, widely accepted functional framework is used to capture the major phenomena. Learning Aids include a student support site with study guides and exercises, a new Mini-Atlas of the Brain and a full Glossary of technical terms and their definitions. Richly illustrated with hundreds of carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding.

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness Book
Author : Calixto Machado,D. Alan Shewmon
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2004-03-31
ISBN : 9780306484827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although some decades have passed, there are still worldwide controversies about a concept of human death on neurological grounds. There are also disagreements on the diagnostic criteria for brain death, whether clinical alone or clinical plus ancillary tests. Moreover, some scholars who were strong defenders of a brain-based standard of death are now favoring a circulatory-respiratory standard. The study of coma is extremely important because lesions of the brain are responsible for quality of life in patients or cause of death. The main goal of Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness is to provide a suitable scientific platform to discuss all topics related to human death and coma.

Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness

Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness Book
Author : Martin M. Monti,Walter G. Sannita
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-11-30
ISBN : 331921425X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides up-to-date information on all aspects of brain function and responsiveness in patients with severe disorders of consciousness. Topics considered include the mechanisms and measures of consciousness; perfusional, metabolic, and fMRI markers of responsiveness; responsiveness to pain; the role of brain–computer interface techniques; electrophysiology; cortical excitability; autonomic responsiveness; the natural history of vegetative and minimally conscious states; and prediction of outcome. Brain neuroimaging has documented residual responsiveness in the vegetative state. The scientific impact of this seminal evidence has generated a schism between neuroscience and the clinical criteria defining consciousness and responsiveness. Our current understanding of human consciousness must be reconsidered also in view of the emotional impact on the public and the far-reaching implications for diagnosis, prognosis, medical treatment, human costs, medical and individual responsibility, logistics, healthcare, ethics, etc. It is hoped that this book will help to bridge the gap between neuroscience and clinical routine.

Consciousness

Consciousness Book
Author : Université de Montréal. Centre de recherche en sciences neurologiques. International Symposium
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consciousness: At the Frontiers of Neuroscience presents a wide variety of current theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding the neural basis of conscious experience. The result of a symposium held by the Universite de Montreal, this volume's eminent contributors include three Nobel laureates and leading international investigators.

Psychodynamic Neurology

Psychodynamic Neurology Book
Author : Allan Hobson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-10-15
ISBN : 1482260549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Realty presents a novel way of thinking about the value of dreaming, based in solid comprehension of scientific research on sleep and dreams, but with deep understanding of psychoanalytic and other interpretations of dreams. This book: Surveys the remarkable history of sleep research over the past few decades Examines the neurobiology of sleep and its implications for consciousness and well-being Addresses the nature of waking and dreaming consciousness and how they are deeply related Presents the neurogenesis, function, and clinical importance of a brain-based dream theory Our dreams are a mixture of anticipated virtual as well as remembered real experience. This book tells the story of how neuroscience has helped us reach this startling and exciting conclusion and how the new scientific model builds upon and departs from the dream theories of the past.

Neuroimaging of Consciousness

Neuroimaging of Consciousness Book
Author : Andrea Eugenio Cavanna,Andrea Nani,Hal Blumenfeld,Steven Laureys
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-07-20
ISBN : 3642375804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Within the field of neuroscience, the past few decades have witnessed an exponential growth of research into the brain mechanisms underlying both normal and pathological states of consciousness in humans. The development of sophisticated imaging techniques to visualize and map brain activity in vivo has opened new avenues in our understanding of the pathological processes involved in common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting consciousness, such as epilepsy, coma, vegetative states, dissociative disorders, and dementia. This book presents the state of the art in neuroimaging exploration of the brain correlates of the alterations in consciousness across these conditions, with a particular focus on the potential applications for diagnosis and management. Although the book has a practical approach and is primarily targeted at neurologists, neuroradiologists, and psychiatrists, it will also serve as an essential reference for a wide range of researchers and health care professionals.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Book
Author : Anil Seth,Geraint Rees
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 1135900671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do conscious experience, subjectivity, and free will arise from the brain and the body? Even in the late 20th century, consciousness was considered to be beyond the reach of science. Now, understanding the neural mechanisms underlying consciousness is recognized as a key objective for 21st century science. The cognitive neuroscience of consciousness is a fundamentally multidisciplinary enterprise, involving powerful new combinations of functional brain imaging, computational modelling, theoretical innovation, and basic neurobiology. Its progress will be marked by new insights not only into the complex brain mechanisms underlying consciousness, but also by novel clinical approaches to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. These innovations are well represented by the contents of the present volume. A target article by Victor Lamme puts forward the contentious position that neural evidence should trump evidence from behaviour and introspection, in any theory of consciousness. This article and its several commentaries advance one of the fundamental debates in consciousness science, namely whether there exists non-reportable phenomenal consciousness, perhaps dependent on local rather than global neural processes. Other articles explore the wider terrain of the new science of consciousness. For example, Maniscalco and colleagues use theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation to selectively impair metacognitive awareness; Massimini and coworkers examine changes in functional connectivity during anesthesi, and Vanhaudenhuyse et al describe innovations in detecting residual awareness following traumatic brain injury. Together, then contents of this volume exemplify the `grand challenge of consciousness' in combining transformative questions about the human condition with a tractable programme of experimental and theoretical research.

Neuroscience of Consciousness

Neuroscience of Consciousness Book
Author : Jerome N Sanes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-06-01
ISBN : 0128154535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neuroscience of Consciousness is the first textbook that provides students and readers with a comprehensive introduction to the study of neuroscience of consciousness. Consciousness is considered one of the great "mysteries" of modern science. Connecting the mind and brain and investigating the ‘neural correlates of consciousness’ (NCC) have recently advanced the study of consciousness. This text details the major neural frameworks used to examine the research area including the global workspace theory and the information integration theory. A chapter dedicated to attention and consciousness assesses the relation and whether attention is indeed the gateway to consciousness. Using an integrated approach, the author combines studies of neurology, neuropharmacology, and psychology to provide readers with a foundational text to begin their studies in consciousness. Provides an overview of the major issues and scientific methods in neuroscience of consciousness Uses an multidisciplinary approach to aid in the full understanding of the topic Contains dedicated chapters on the machine, sleep and attention consciousness Includes suggested reading and discussion questions sections within each chapter

Disorders of Consciousness

Disorders of Consciousness Book
Author : G. Bryan Young,Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2008-08-13
ISBN : 0444518959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this volume on disorders of consciousness, emphasis is given to distinguishing reversible disorders from the irreversible and disorders requiring medical treatment from those requiring neurosurgical management.

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Book
Author : Caroline Schnakers,Steven Laureys
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-01
ISBN : 3319559648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revised and expanded second edition discusses the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma and disorders of consciousness. Besides diagnostic, prognostic and ethical issues, this book describes well-established techniques and procedures, and also techniques under development. New chapters include consciousness theories, issues relating to long-term care, and neuromodulation treatments. Coma and Disorders of Consciousness, Second Edition is a comprehensive review of the field for clinicians and researchers, regardless of whether they are already familiar with the difficult but exciting field of disorders of consciousness.

The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness Book
Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 9781447263654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas, and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life.In The River of Consciousness, Dr Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes - above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored - the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the nature of consciousness - lie at the heart of science and of this book.The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks's unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless endeavour to understand what makes us human.

States of Consciousness

States of Consciousness Book
Author : Dean Cvetkovic,Irena Cosic
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-06-22
ISBN : 9783642180477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this accessible overview of current knowledge, an expert team of editors and authors describe experimental approaches to consciousness. These approaches are shedding light on some of the hitherto unknown aspects of the distinct states of human consciousness, including the waking state, different states of sleep and dreaming, meditation and more. The book presents the latest research studies by the contributing authors, whose specialities span neuroscience, neurology, biomedical engineering, clinical psychology and psychophysiology, psychosocial medicine and anthropology. Overall this anthology provides the reader with a clear picture of how different states of consciousness can be defined, experimentally measured and analysed. A future byproduct of this knowledge may be anticipated in the development of systematic corrective treatments for many disorders and pathological problems of consciousness.

Feeling Knowing

Feeling   Knowing Book
Author : Antonio Damasio
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2021-03-16
ISBN : 9781524747558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From one of the world's leading neuroscientists--a succinct, illuminating, wholly engaging investigation of the phenomenon of consciousness. In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the question of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio is convinced that recent findings in neurobiology, psychology, and AI have given us the necessary tools to solve its mystery. Now, he not only elucidates its myriad aspects, but presents his analysis and insights in a way that is faithful to our own intuitive sense of the experience of consciousness. In the 45 brief chapters of the book, he helps us understand the relation between consciousness and mind; why being conscious is not the same as either being awake or sensing; the essential role of feeling; and the biological brain and development of consciousness. He synthesizes the recent findings of various sciences with the outlook of philosophy, and, most significantly, presents his original research which has transformed our understanding of the brain and human behavior. Here is an indispensable guide to understanding consciousness, the fundamental human capacity for informing--and transforming--our experience of the world around us and our perception of our place in it.

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness Book
Author : Todd E. Feinberg,Jon M. Mallatt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09
ISBN : 0262534606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"How is consciousness created? When did it first appear on Earth, and how did it evolve? What constitutes consciousness, and which animals can be said to be sentient? In [this book], Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt draw on recent scientific findings to answer these questions--and to tackle the most fundamental question about the nature of consciousness: How does the material brain create subjective experience? The authors argue that consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed, evolving simultaneously but independently in the first vertebrates and possibly arthropods more than half a billion years ago. Combining evolutionary, neurobiological, and philosophical approaches allows Feinberg and Mallatt to offer an original solution to the "hard problem" of consciousness"--Back cover.