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"Bill Calvin writes with elegance, economy, and authority. In "The Cerebral Code," he has solidly embedded his ideas in experimental neurophysiology and neuropharmacology, deriving from his decades in the laboratory. He explores the ramifications of his insights into a wide range of cerebral functions, such as sleep, dreaming, awareness, problems solving, creative thinking"Bill Calvin writes with elegance, economy, and authority. In "The Cerebral Code," he has solidly embedded his ideas in experimental neurophysiology and neuropharmacology, deriving from his decades in the laboratory. He explores the ramifications of his insights into a wide range of cerebral functions, such as sleep, dreaming, awareness, problems solving, creative thinking, and the dynamics of nerve cell assemblies that make consciousness possible. Calvin has written primarily for his colleagues in neuroscience, as well as for lay readers. I believe he will achieve his aim, by recounting in adequate detail the basic concepts from which he is reasoning, and thereafter exploring ideas and issues that his reductionstically minded colleagues have largely ignored." -- Walter J. Freeman, Professor of the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley "The Cerebral Code" is a new understanding of how Darwinian processes could operate in the brain to shape mental images in only seconds, starting with shuffled memories no better than the jumble of our nighttime dreams, but evolving into something of quality, such as a sentence to speak aloud. Jung said that dreaming goes on continuously but you can't see it when you are awake, just as you can't see the stars in the daylight because it is too bright. Calvin's is a theory for what goes on, hidden from view by the glare of waking mental operations, that produces our peculiarly human type of consciousness with its versatile intelligence....

Title : The Cerebral Code: Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind
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ISBN : 9780262531542
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
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  • Leon M
    2019-03-08 01:26

    Very complicated and I'm quite sure that I only understood half of it. However, the idea of thoughts competing in some darwinist kind of way ist quite interesting and the book makes you think about the brain and how it works....