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The Resource Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection, Gerald M. Edelman

Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection, Gerald M. Edelman

Label
Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection
Title
Neural Darwinism
Title remainder
the theory of neuronal group selection
Statement of responsibility
Gerald M. Edelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work presents a radical new view of the function of the brain and nervous system. It suggests that the nervous system in each individual operates as a selective system resembling natural selection in evolution but operating different mechanisms. By providing a fundamental neural basis for categorization of the things of the world it unifies perception, action and learning. This theory revises our view of memory, considering it as a dynamic process of recategorization which has implications for the various psychological states from attention to dreaming. It will stimulate discussion about the mind-body problem, the origins of knowledge and the perceptual bases of language. The author won the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine. - Publisher's Description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Edelman, Gerald M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Neural circuitry
  • Natural selection
  • Neurons
  • Perception
  • Selection, Genetic
Label
Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection, Gerald M. Edelman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [331]-354
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16089387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 371 pages, 1 unnumbered color plate
Isbn
9780465049349
Lccn
87047744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1038795
Label
Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection, Gerald M. Edelman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [331]-354
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16089387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 371 pages, 1 unnumbered color plate
Isbn
9780465049349
Lccn
87047744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1038795

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