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Consciousness and the social brain

Author: Michael S A Graziano
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013 [2013]
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"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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S A Graziano
ISBN: 9780199928644 0199928649 9780199928651 0199928657
OCLC Number: 825196427
Description: ix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. 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 --
Part II. 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.
Responsibility: Michael S.A. Graziano.


Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano lays out an audacious new theory to account for the deepest mystery of them all: what is consciousness? Linking consciousness with social intelligence,  Read more...


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Graziano's work is in important step in bridging a persistent gap between mind and brain in interdisciplinary research, notably because he attempts to answer the questions that require asking, and he Read more...

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