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The Resource The true creator of everything : how the human brain shaped the universe as we know it, Miguel Nicolelis

The true creator of everything : how the human brain shaped the universe as we know it, Miguel Nicolelis

Label
The true creator of everything : how the human brain shaped the universe as we know it
Title
The true creator of everything
Title remainder
how the human brain shaped the universe as we know it
Statement of responsibility
Miguel Nicolelis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A radically new cosmological view from a groundbreaking neuroscientist placing the human brain at the center of humanity's universe. Renowned neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis introduces readers to a revolutionary new theory of how the human brain evolved to become an organic computer without rival in the known universe. Nicolelis undertakes the first attempt to explain the entirety of human history, culture, and civilization based on a series of recently uncovered key principles of brain function. This new cosmology is centered around three fundamental properties of the human brain: its insurmountable malleability to adapt and learn; its exquisite ability to allow multiple individuals to synchronize their minds around a task, goal, or belief; and its incomparable capacity for abstraction. Combining insights from such diverse fields as neuroscience, mathematics, evolution, computer science, physics, history, art, and philosophy, Nicolelis presents a neurobiologically based manifesto for the uniqueness of the human mind and a cautionary tale of the threats that technology poses to present and future generations
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicolelis, Miguel A. L
Dewey number
612.8233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.N536 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 103.4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Creative ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Brain
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosciences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Creative ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Neurosciences
Label
The true creator of everything : how the human brain shaped the universe as we know it, Miguel Nicolelis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) 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. In the beginning... -- 2. The true creator of everything makes its evolutionary entrance -- 3. Information and the brain : a bit of Shannon, a handful of Gödel -- 4. Fueling the brain with dynamics : biological solenoids and functional principles -- 5. The relativistic brain theory : it all comes down to one picotesla of magnetic power -- 6. Why the true creator is not a Turing machine -- 7. Brainets : coupling brains to generate social behaviors -- 8. The case for a braincentric cosmology -- 9. Building a universe with space, time, and mathematics -- 10. The true origins of the mathematical descriptions of the universe -- 11. How mental abstractions, information viruses, and hyperconnectivity create deadly brainets, schools of thought, and the zeitgeist -- 12. How our addiction to digital logic is changing our brains -- 13. Self-annihilation or immortality? : the ultimate choice of the true creator of everything -- Epilogue
Control code
1090423259
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780300244632
Lccn
2019943685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090423259
Label
The true creator of everything : how the human brain shaped the universe as we know it, Miguel Nicolelis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) 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. In the beginning... -- 2. The true creator of everything makes its evolutionary entrance -- 3. Information and the brain : a bit of Shannon, a handful of Gödel -- 4. Fueling the brain with dynamics : biological solenoids and functional principles -- 5. The relativistic brain theory : it all comes down to one picotesla of magnetic power -- 6. Why the true creator is not a Turing machine -- 7. Brainets : coupling brains to generate social behaviors -- 8. The case for a braincentric cosmology -- 9. Building a universe with space, time, and mathematics -- 10. The true origins of the mathematical descriptions of the universe -- 11. How mental abstractions, information viruses, and hyperconnectivity create deadly brainets, schools of thought, and the zeitgeist -- 12. How our addiction to digital logic is changing our brains -- 13. Self-annihilation or immortality? : the ultimate choice of the true creator of everything -- Epilogue
Control code
1090423259
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780300244632
Lccn
2019943685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090423259

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