Unexplained Consciousness Events

Author: Robert De Filippis
Publisher: Booklocker.com
ISBN: 1634920287
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Prophets connect the dots; reality as it is and how it could be. Without the science to ground their prophecies, their claims are a matter faith. Now we've uncovered the reality that lies behind our conscious awareness. Welcome to this journey of discovery as a wondrous picture reveals itself.

The Blackwell Companion To Consciousness

Author: Susan Schneider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119002208
Size: 19.63 MB
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Updated and revised, the highly-anticipated second edition of The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness offers a collection of readings that together represent the most thorough and comprehensive survey of the nature of consciousness available today. Features updates to scientific chapters reflecting the latest research in the field Includes 18 new theoretical, empirical, and methodological chapters covering integrated information theory, renewed interest in panpsychism, and more Covers a wide array of topics that include the origins and extent of consciousness, various consciousness experiences such as meditation and drug-induced states, and the neuroscience of consciousness Presents 54 peer-reviewed chapters written by leading experts in the study of consciousness, from across a variety of academic disciplines

Biophysics Of Consciousness

Author: Roman R Poznanski
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814644273
Size: 16.21 MB
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The problem of how the brain produces consciousness, subjectivity and "something it is like to be" remains one of the greatest challenges to a complete science of the natural world. While various scientists and philosophers approach the problem from their own unique perspectives and in the terms of their own respective fields, Biophysics of Consciousness: A Foundational Approach attempts a consilience across disparate disciplines to explain how it is possible that an objective brain produces subjective experience. This volume unites the crème de la crème of physicists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists in the attempt to understand consciousness through a foundational approach encompassing ontological, evolutionary, neurobiological, and Freudian interpretations with the focus on conscious phenomena occurring in the brain. By integrating the perspectives of these diverse disciplines with the latest research and theories on the biophysics of the brain, the book tries to explain how consciousness can be an adaptive and causal element in the natural world.

Brain Diseases Advances In Research And Application 2012 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464991097
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Brain Diseases—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Brain Diseases. The editors have built Brain Diseases—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Brain Diseases in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Brain Diseases—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The Unexplained Intellect

Author: Associate Professor in Philosophy Christopher Mole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317294672
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The relationship between intelligent systems and their environment is at the forefront of research in cognitive science. The Unexplained Intellect: Complexity, Time, and the Metaphysics of Embodied Thought shows how computational complexity theory and analytic metaphysics can together illuminate long-standing questions about the importance of that relationship. It argues that the most basic facts about a mind cannot just be facts about mental states, but must include facts about the dynamic, interactive mental occurrences that take place when a creature encounters its environment. In a discussion that is organised into four clear parts, Christopher Mole begins by examining the mathematics of computational complexity, arguing that the results from complexity theory create a puzzle about how human intelligence could possibly be explained. Mole then uses the tools of analytic metaphysics to draw a distinction between mental states and dynamic mental entities, and shows that, in order to answer the complexity-theoretic puzzle, dynamic entities must be understood to be among the most basic of mental phenomena. The picture of the mind that emerges has important implications for our understanding of intelligence, of action, and of the mind’s relationship to the passage of time. The Unexplained Intellect is the first book to bring insights from the mathematics of computational complexity to bear in an enquiry into the metaphysics of the mind. It will be essential reading for scholars and researchers in the philosophy of mind and psychology, for cognitive scientists, and for those interested in the philosophical importance of complexity.

Tresch And Aronow S Cardiovascular Disease In The Elderly Fifth Edition

Author: Wilbert S. Aronow
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781842145449
Size: 17.82 MB
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With advances and breakthroughs in modern medicine that are allowing people to live longer, the number of older adults will continue to grow exponentially over the next several decades. Cardiologists, geriatricians, and other clinicians caring for the elderly will require—at the very least—a basic understanding of cardiovascular disorders that commonly affect the older patient. In the fifth edition of Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, each chapter has been thoroughly updated to provide a comprehensive, yet accessible overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older adults. The book spans topics such as aging changes in the cardiovascular system, risk factors and epidemiology for coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and heart failure, arrhythmias, cerebrovascular disease, and other miscellaneous subjects. The contributors supply evidence-based recommendations with strong emphasis on new research findings. New to the Fifth Edition: Numerous chapters comprehensively revised with new authors and/or co-authors Summaries at the beginning of each chapter to facilitate easy reading Discussion of the use of new antithrombotic agents in older adults Important references in the bibliography highlighted for simplified access With contributions from recognized experts in the field, this classic work continues to serve as the premier source on the evaluation and management of cardiovascular disorders in older adults.

Syncope And Transient Loss Of Consciousness

Author: David G. Benditt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470691724
Size: 14.13 MB
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Syncope is one of the most important causes of transient loss of consciousness, and is such a common event that it may be encountered by practitioners in virtually any field of medicine. As such, a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals may be involved in its assessment and management. Edited by distinguished individuals whose pioneering work in syncope highlights careers devoted to improving patient care, this book provides: • Succinct, practical and up-to-date guidance on the optimal clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with syncope and transient loss of consciousness in a multidisciplinary framework • Evidence-based recommendations founded on comprehensive literature review and extensive clinical experience by expert contributors • Meaningful clinical tips for appropriate use of guidelines in clinical practice • Key recent citations Building on the European Society of Cardiology Syncope Guidelines, this book provides a clear evaluation of the latest recommendations for care of patients with syncope and transient loss of consciousness, with a multidisciplinary focus that makes it equally relevant for general physicians or those specializing in cardiology or neurology.