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The conscious mind, Zoltan L. Torey

Label
The conscious mind
Title
The conscious mind
Statement of responsibility
Zoltan L. Torey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An account of the emergence of the mind: how the brain acquired self-awareness, functional autonomy, the ability to think, and the power of speech
  • "How did the human mind emerge from the collection of neurons that makes up the brain? How did the brain acquire self-awareness, functional autonomy, language, and the ability to think, to understand itself and the world? In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series, Zoltan Torey offers an accessible and concise description of the evolutionary breakthrough that created the human mind. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and linguistics, Torey reconstructs the sequence of events by which Homo erectus became Homo sapiens. He describes the augmented functioning that underpins the emergent mind--a new ('off-line') internal response system with which the brain accesses itself and then forms a selection mechanism for mentally generated behavior options. This functional breakthrough, Torey argues, explains how the animal brain's 'awareness' became self-accessible and reflective--that is, how the human brain acquired a conscious mind. Consciousness, unlike animal awareness, is not a unitary phenomenon but a composite process. Torey's account shows how protolanguage evolved into language, how a brain subsystem for the emergent mind was built, and why these developments are opaque to introspection. We experience the brain's functional autonomy, he argues, as free will. Torey proposes that once life began, consciousness had to emerge--because consciousness is the informational source of the brain's behavioral response. Consciousness, he argues, is not a newly acquired 'quality, ' 'cosmic principle, ' 'circuitry arrangement, ' or 'epiphenomenon, ' as others have argued, but an indispensable working component of the living system's manner of functioning"--MIT CogNet
Member of
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torey, Zoltan
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.T6548 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 D-492
  • BF 311
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Psychological Phenomena
  • Psychological Phenomena and Processes
  • Psychophysiology
  • Central Nervous System
  • Mental Processes
  • Nervous System
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Bewustzijn
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
Label
The conscious mind, Zoltan L. Torey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Functional autonomy : the triumph of evolutionary bootstrapping
  • About the self : fiction and fact
  • Unfinished business : skeletons in the closet
  • At the edge of comprehension
  • Background to the brain : the identity of consciousness
  • Neoteny : the breaking of the hominid impasse
  • The nuts and bolts of language
  • Cognitive bootstrapping : the epigenesis of language
  • A device to move mountains : dual output, single focus
  • Language : the Trojan horse of negative entropy
  • What is this thing called mind?
  • The alchemy of self-deception : introspection at work
Control code
887744728
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322059792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/ctt88qwmr
  • 857d0a1f-9bb9-4421-b530-642cb9f7430d
  • 10068
  • 9780262319300
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887744728
Label
The conscious mind, Zoltan L. Torey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Functional autonomy : the triumph of evolutionary bootstrapping
  • About the self : fiction and fact
  • Unfinished business : skeletons in the closet
  • At the edge of comprehension
  • Background to the brain : the identity of consciousness
  • Neoteny : the breaking of the hominid impasse
  • The nuts and bolts of language
  • Cognitive bootstrapping : the epigenesis of language
  • A device to move mountains : dual output, single focus
  • Language : the Trojan horse of negative entropy
  • What is this thing called mind?
  • The alchemy of self-deception : introspection at work
Control code
887744728
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322059792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88qwmr
  • 857d0a1f-9bb9-4421-b530-642cb9f7430d
  • 10068
  • 9780262319300
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887744728

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