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The Resource Cognitive biology : dealing with information from bacteria to minds, Gennaro Auletta

Cognitive biology : dealing with information from bacteria to minds, Gennaro Auletta

Label
Cognitive biology : dealing with information from bacteria to minds
Title
Cognitive biology
Title remainder
dealing with information from bacteria to minds
Statement of responsibility
Gennaro Auletta
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Providing a new conceptual scaffold for further research in biology and cognition, this book introduces the new field of cognitive biology, a systems biology approach showing that further progress in this field will depend on a deep recognition of developmental processes, as well as on the consideration of the developed organism as an agent able to modify and control its surrounding environment. The role of cognition, the means through which the organism is able to cope with its environment, cannot be underestimated. In particular, it is shown that this activity is grounded on a theory of information based on Bayesian probabilities. The organism is considered as a cybernetic system able to integrate a processor as a source of variety (the genetic system), a regulator of its own homeostasis (the metabolic system), and a selecting system separating the self from the non-self (the membrane in unicellular organisms). Any organism is a complex system that can survive only if it is able to maintain its internal order against the spontaneous tendency towards disruption. Therefore, it is forced to monitor and control its environment and so to establish feedback circuits resulting in co-adaptation. Cognitive and biological processes are shown to be inseparable"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1957-
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Auletta, Gennaro
Dewey number
570.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.A92 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 I-338
  • WL 26.5
  • WL 26.5
NLM item number
A924c 2011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology
  • Cognitive science
  • Systems biology
  • Cognition
  • Systems Biology
  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Brain
  • Learning
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • MEDICAL / Neuroscience
Label
Cognitive biology : dealing with information from bacteria to minds, Gennaro Auletta
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-810) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Quantum mechanics as a general framework -- 2. Qantum and classical information and entropy -- 3. The brain: an outlook -- 4. Vision -- 5. Dealing with target motion and our own movement -- 6. Complexity: a necessary condition -- 7. General features of life -- 8. The organism as a semiotic and cybernetic system -- 9. Phylogeny -- 10. Ontogeny -- 11. Epigeny -- 12. Representational semiotics -- 13. The brain as an information-control system -- 14. Decisional, emotional and cognitive systems -- 15. Behavior -- 16. Learning -- 17. Memory -- 18. The basic symbolic systems -- 19. What symbols are -- 20. Intentionality and conceptualization -- 21. Consciousness -- 22. Development and culture -- 23. Language -- 24. Mind and brain (Body) -- 25. Final philosophical remarks
Control code
701807870
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 854 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199608485
Lccn
2011026838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)701807870
Label
Cognitive biology : dealing with information from bacteria to minds, Gennaro Auletta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-810) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Quantum mechanics as a general framework -- 2. Qantum and classical information and entropy -- 3. The brain: an outlook -- 4. Vision -- 5. Dealing with target motion and our own movement -- 6. Complexity: a necessary condition -- 7. General features of life -- 8. The organism as a semiotic and cybernetic system -- 9. Phylogeny -- 10. Ontogeny -- 11. Epigeny -- 12. Representational semiotics -- 13. The brain as an information-control system -- 14. Decisional, emotional and cognitive systems -- 15. Behavior -- 16. Learning -- 17. Memory -- 18. The basic symbolic systems -- 19. What symbols are -- 20. Intentionality and conceptualization -- 21. Consciousness -- 22. Development and culture -- 23. Language -- 24. Mind and brain (Body) -- 25. Final philosophical remarks
Control code
701807870
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 854 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199608485
Lccn
2011026838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)701807870

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