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Brain imaging : what it can (and cannot) tell us about consciousness

Author: R G Shulman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013 [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features --Neuroimaging cannot tell us how neurons are supporting psychological mental processes. --The powerful empirical insights obtained by imaging methods are overshadowed by claims that they can identify abstract mental processes. --Overreaching claims about identifying abstract mental processes have persisted despite empirical failings. Magnetic resonance imaging methods have taken a commanding position in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Shulman
ISBN: 9780199838721 0199838720
OCLC Number: 822971480
Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mind and matter --
Biophysics: An empirical science --
A philosophical background --
Neuroscience: A multidisciplinary, multilevel field --
The state of cognitive neuroscience: An over-optimistic theory --
Brain energy and the work of neurotransmission --
Global brain energy supports the state of consciousness --
Incremental brain energies and the acts of consciousness. A life in humanities and science.
Responsibility: Robert G. Shulman.
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The ability to image brain processes non-invasively has created a flood of experiments that fall into two categories-aiming to localize brain performance of abstractions like love, memory or  Read more...

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Recommended. * K.G. Akers, CHOICE * [Shulman] is a true pioneer of MRI ... his new book is fascinating, enlightening, provocative. Shulman invites the reader into his mind - and for such a reflective Read more...

 
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