Cognition and the Brain

Cognition and the Brain

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This volume provides an up to date and comprehensive overview of the philosophy and neuroscience movement, which applies the methods of neuroscience to traditional philosophical problems and uses philosophical methods to illuminate issues in neuroscience. At the heart of the movement is the conviction that basic questions about human cognition, many of which have been studied for millennia, can be answered only by a philosophically sophisticated grasp of neuroscience's insights into the processing of information by the human brain. Essays in this volume are clustered around five major themes: data and theory in neuroscience; neural representation and computation; visuomotor transformations; color vision; and consciousness.Diego Cosmelli has just finished his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, where he worked under the direction of the late Francisco Varela. His main interests centre on the relationship between brain dynamics and anbsp;...

Title:Cognition and the Brain
Author:Andrew Brook, Kathleen Akins
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-09-12


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