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The Resource Consciousness and the social brain, Michael S.A. Graziano

Consciousness and the social brain, Michael S.A. Graziano

Label
Consciousness and the social brain
Title
Consciousness and the social brain
Statement of responsibility
Michael S.A. Graziano
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is consciousness and how can a brain, a mere collection of neurons, create it? In Consciousness and the Social Brain, Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano lays out an audacious new theory to account for the deepest mystery of them all. The human brain has evolved a complex circuitry that allows it to be socially intelligent. This social machinery has only just begun to be studied in detail. One function of this circuitry is to attribute awareness to others: to compute that person Y is aware of thing X. In Graziano's theory, the machinery that attributes awareness to others also attributes it to oneself. Damage that machinery and you disrupt your own awareness. Graziano discusses the science, the evidence, the philosophy, and the surprising implications of this new theory
Cataloging source
N$T
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1967-
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Graziano, Michael S. A.
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
Label
Consciousness and the social brain, Michael S.A. Graziano
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The magic trick -- Introducing the theory -- Awareness as information -- Being aware versus knowing that you are aware -- The attention schema -- Illusions and myths -- Social attention -- How do I distinguish my awareness from yours? -- Some useful complexities -- Social theories of consciousness -- Consciousness as integrated information -- Neural correlates of consciousness -- Awareness and the machinery for social perception -- The neglect syndrome -- Multiple interlocking functions of the brain area TPJ -- Simulating other minds -- Some spiritual matters -- Explaining the magic trick
Control code
ocn854583719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199928651
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854583719
Label
Consciousness and the social brain, Michael S.A. Graziano
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The magic trick -- Introducing the theory -- Awareness as information -- Being aware versus knowing that you are aware -- The attention schema -- Illusions and myths -- Social attention -- How do I distinguish my awareness from yours? -- Some useful complexities -- Social theories of consciousness -- Consciousness as integrated information -- Neural correlates of consciousness -- Awareness and the machinery for social perception -- The neglect syndrome -- Multiple interlocking functions of the brain area TPJ -- Simulating other minds -- Some spiritual matters -- Explaining the magic trick
Control code
ocn854583719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199928651
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854583719

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