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- DescriptionBurgeoning advancements in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we acquire kwledge. Indeed, it is w possible to explore consciousness--the very center of human concern--by scientific means. In this illuminating book, Dr. Gerald M. Edelman offers a new theory of kwledge based on striking scientific findings about how the brain works. And he addresses the related compelling question: Does the latest research imply that all kwledge can be reduced to scientific description? Edelman's brain-based approach to kwledge has rich implications for our understanding of creativity, of the rmal and abrmal functioning of the brain, and of the connections among the different ways we have of kwing. While the gulf between science and the humanities and their respective views of the world has seemed ermous in the past, the author shows that their differences can be dissolved by considering their origins in brain functions. He foresees a day when brain-based devices will be conscious, and he reflects on this and other fascinating ideas about how we come to kw the world and ourselves.
- Author BiographyGerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., is director, The Neurosciences Institute; president, Neurosciences Research Foundation; and chairman, Department of Neurobiology, The Scripps Research Institute. He has received many honors and awards, including the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. He lives in La Jolla, CA.
- Author(s)Gerald M. Edelman
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication02/11/2007
- SubjectPsychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note3 b&w illustrations
- Weight213 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine15 mm
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