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Gerald M. Edelman (1929–2014)

Author of Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind

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Gerald M. Edelman is director of the Neurosciences Institute and president of Neuroscience Research Foundation.
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The Brain (2000) 7 copies

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A fundamental book in the history of neuroscience setting the expectation of unlocking cortical function.
 
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yates9 | Feb 28, 2024 |
The authors present an intriguing theory of consciousness based on his previous work in the field of cognitive science. In doing so they challenge some of the conventional wisdom about the nature of consciousness while providing challenging food for thought. This is one of the essential books to read regarding consciousness along with those of Dennett and others.
 
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jwhenderson | 1 other review | Dec 31, 2022 |
This book, even being 18 years out of date, is far beyond the comprehension of many 21st Century readers. I know I struggled. A lot.
 
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AZBob1951 | 1 other review | Oct 27, 2021 |
Mostly restates William James, doesn't really get anyplace.
 
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Baku-X | 6 other reviews | Jan 10, 2017 |

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