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The Resource The spontaneous brain : from the mind-body to the world-brain problem, Georg Northoff

The spontaneous brain : from the mind-body to the world-brain problem, Georg Northoff

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The spontaneous brain : from the mind-body to the world-brain problem
Title
The spontaneous brain
Title remainder
from the mind-body to the world-brain problem
Statement of responsibility
Georg Northoff
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Philosophers have long debated the mind-body problem--whether to attribute such mental features as consciousness to mind or to body. Meanwhile, neuroscientists search for empirical answers, seeking neural correlates for consciousness, self, and free will. In this book, Georg Northoff does not propose new solutions to the mind-body problem; instead, he questions the problem itself, arguing that it is an empirically, ontologically, and conceptually implausible way to address the existence and reality of mental features. We are better off, he contends, by addressing consciousness and other mental features in terms of the relationship between world and brain; philosophers should consider the world-brain problem rather than the mind-body problem. This calls for a Copernican shift in vantage point--from within the mind or brain to beyond the brain--in our consideration of mental features. Northoff, a neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and philosopher, explains that empirical evidence suggests that the brain's spontaneous activity and its spatiotemporal structure are central to aligning and integrating the brain within the world. This spatiotemporal structure allows the brain to extend beyond itself into body and world, creating the "world-brain relation" that is central to mental features. Northoff makes his argument in empirical, ontological, and epistemic-methodological terms. He discusses current models of the brain and applies these models to recent data on neuronal features underlying consciousness and proposes the world-brain relation as the ontological predisposition for consciousness
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DLC
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Northoff, Georg,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.N679 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Brain
  • Mind and body
  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Mind and body
  • Neurosciences
  • Hirnforschung
  • Kognition
  • Leib-Seele-Problem
  • Neurowissenschaften
  • Spontaneität
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The spontaneous brain : from the mind-body to the world-brain problem, Georg Northoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-499) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- I. Models of brain. Beyond the passive/active dichotomy : a spectrum model of the brain's neural activities -- Relation between spontaneous and stimulus-induced activity : interaction model of brain -- Is our brain an open or closed system? : prediction model of brain and world-brain relation -- II. Models of consciousness. Spectrum model of brain and consciousness -- Interaction model of brain and consciousness -- Prediction model of brain and consciousness -- Spatiotemporal model of consciousness I : spatiotemporal specificity and neuronal-phenomenal correspondence -- Spatiotemporal model of consciousness II : spatiotemporal alignment--neuro-ecological continuum and world-brain relation -- III. World-brain problem. Ontology I : from brain to world-brain relation -- Ontology II : from world-brain relation to consciousness -- Ontology III : from the world to consciousness -- IV. Copernican revolution. Copernican revolution in physics and cosmology : vantage point from beyond earth -- Pre-Copernican stance in neuroscience and philosophy : vantage point from within mind or brain -- Copernican revolution in neuroscience and philosophy : vantage point from beyond brain -- Conclusion : Copernican revolution--is the brain's spontaneous activity an empirical, epistemic, and ontological game changer in neuroscience and philosophy?
Control code
1011550853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 506 pages
Isbn
9780262038072
Lccn
2017053687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978988252
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011550853
Label
The spontaneous brain : from the mind-body to the world-brain problem, Georg Northoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-499) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- I. Models of brain. Beyond the passive/active dichotomy : a spectrum model of the brain's neural activities -- Relation between spontaneous and stimulus-induced activity : interaction model of brain -- Is our brain an open or closed system? : prediction model of brain and world-brain relation -- II. Models of consciousness. Spectrum model of brain and consciousness -- Interaction model of brain and consciousness -- Prediction model of brain and consciousness -- Spatiotemporal model of consciousness I : spatiotemporal specificity and neuronal-phenomenal correspondence -- Spatiotemporal model of consciousness II : spatiotemporal alignment--neuro-ecological continuum and world-brain relation -- III. World-brain problem. Ontology I : from brain to world-brain relation -- Ontology II : from world-brain relation to consciousness -- Ontology III : from the world to consciousness -- IV. Copernican revolution. Copernican revolution in physics and cosmology : vantage point from beyond earth -- Pre-Copernican stance in neuroscience and philosophy : vantage point from within mind or brain -- Copernican revolution in neuroscience and philosophy : vantage point from beyond brain -- Conclusion : Copernican revolution--is the brain's spontaneous activity an empirical, epistemic, and ontological game changer in neuroscience and philosophy?
Control code
1011550853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 506 pages
Isbn
9780262038072
Lccn
2017053687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978988252
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011550853

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