Consciousness transitions : phylogenetic, ontogenetic and physiological aspects.

It was not long ago when the consciousness was not considered a problem for science. However, this has now changed and the problem of consciousness is considered the greatest challenge to science. In the last decade, a great number of books and articles have been published in the field, but very few...

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Other Authors: Liljenström, Hans, 1956-, Århem, Peter, 1946-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Elsevier Science, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • 1. Beyond Cognition
  • On Consciousness Transitions (P. Århem and H. Liljenström)
  • 2. The Remote Roots of Consciousness in Fruit-fly Selective Attention (B. van Swinderen)
  • 3. The Evolution of Consciousness in Animals (R.V. Rial, M.C. Nicolau, A. Gamund̕, M. Akárir, C. Garau and S. Esteban)
  • 4. On the Origin of Consciousness
  • Some Amniote Scenarios (P. Århem, I. Lindahl, P. Manger and A. Butler)
  • 5. A Bird's Eye View of Consciousness (E. MacPhail)
  • 6. The Molecular Biology of Consciousness Investigated with Genetically Modified Mice (J-P. Changeux)
  • 7. The Emergence of Consciousness in the Fetus and the Newborn (H. Lagercrantz)
  • 8. An Inside-Out Paradigm for Consciousness and Intelligence (R. Cotterill)
  • 9. Consciousness Without a Cerebral Cortex (B. Merker)
  • 10. Three Types of State Transition Underlying Perception (W.J. Freeman)
  • 11. Conscious Contents Provide and Coherent Global Information (B. Baars)
  • 12. Evolutionary and Developmental Aspects of Intersubjectivity (P. G̃rdenfors)
  • 13. The Phenomenon of Consciousness from a Popperian Perspective (P. Munz)
  • Index.