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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
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."-- Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graziano, Michael S. A.
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.G692 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Brain
  • Consciousness
Label
Consciousness and the social brain, Michael S.A. Graziano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-255) and index
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. The theory -- 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 -- 2. Comparison to previous theories and results -- 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
825196427
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780199928644
Lccn
2012048895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)825196427
Label
Consciousness and the social brain, Michael S.A. Graziano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-255) and index
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. The theory -- 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 -- 2. Comparison to previous theories and results -- 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
825196427
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780199928644
Lccn
2012048895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)825196427

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