Cognition and the Brain: The Philosophy and Neuroscience by Andrew Brook

By Andrew Brook

This quantity presents an up to the moment and finished assessment of the philosophy and neuroscience circulation, which applies the equipment of neuroscience to standard philosophical difficulties and makes use of philosophical the right way to light up matters in neuroscience. on the middle of the move is the conviction that easy questions about human cognition, lots of which were studied for millennia, will be spoke back simply by means of a philosophically refined grab of neuroscience's insights into the processing of data via the human mind. Essays during this quantity are clustered round 5 significant issues: info and idea in neuroscience; neural illustration and computation; visuomotor modifications; colour imaginative and prescient; and attention.

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Thus, one central aim of neurophenomenology is to generate new data by incorporating refined and rigorous phenomenological explorations into the experimental protocols of neuroscientific research on consciousness. The term ‘neurophenomenology’ pays homage to phenomenological traditions in both Western philosophy (Petitot, Varela, Pachoud, and Roy 1999; Moran 2000) and Asian philosophy (Gupta 1998; Wallace 1998; Williams 1998). Phenomenology in this broad sense can be understood as the project of providing a disciplined characterization of the phenomenal invariants of lived experience in all of its multifarious forms.

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