Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind (2020)

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind Gerald M. Edelman Bright Air Brilliant Fire On The Matter Of The Mind We are on the verge of a revolution in neuroscience as significant as the Galilean revolution in physics or the Darwinian revolution in biology Nobel laureate Gerald M Edelman takes issue with the man
  • Title: Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind
  • Author: Gerald M. Edelman
  • ISBN: 9780465007646
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind Gerald M. Edelman We are on the verge of a revolution in neuroscience as significant as the Galilean revolution in physics or the Darwinian revolution in biology Nobel laureate Gerald M Edelman takes issue with the many current cognitive and behavioral approaches to the brain that leave biology out of the picture, and argues that the workings of the brain closely resemble the livingWe are on the verge of a revolution in neuroscience as significant as the Galilean revolution in physics or the Darwinian revolution in biology Nobel laureate Gerald M Edelman takes issue with the many current cognitive and behavioral approaches to the brain that leave biology out of the picture, and argues that the workings of the brain closely resemble the living ecology of a jungle than they do the activities of a computer Some startling conclusions emerge from these ideas individuality is necessarily at the very center of what it means to have a mind, no creature is born value free, and no physical theory of the universe can claim to be a theory of everything without including an account of how the brain gives rise to the mind There is no greater scientific challenge than understanding the brain Bright Air, Brilliant Fire is a book that provides a window on that understanding.
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  1. Andreas

    An absolutely amazing and groundbreaking book about how our brain works It s hard to read but very rewarding and exactly what I was looking for Things like perception, memory and intuition are explained but it also becomes clear where the homo sapiens differ from animals As an amateur I was a bit surprised how much neuroscience is interwoven with philosophy and how much care both sides take to draw a strict line Mind and Consciousness are very emotional topics and it s hard to prove who is right [...]

  2. Joel Justiss

    Edelman, a Nobel prize winning neurophysiologist, discusses issues related to the phenomenon of the mind, arguing that biological and evolutionary understandings are necessary to explain the development and function of the mind.41 The fundamental basis for all behavior and for the emergence of mind is animal and species morphology anatomy and how it functions.42 Evolution occurs as a result of competition and environmental change, both of which act on variation in populations Variation always ex [...]

  3. Kjell Hansen

    A surprisingly difficult read for a book targeted at a non technical audience, I felt happy to have pushed through the hard parts A very rewarding and educational book on in explicit agreement with the author here the most important subject imaginable.While this is something I d feel reservations about recommending friends to read, it s something I d like all of my friends to have read Gerald Edelman is high among my favorite contemporary thinkers, in any field.

  4. Will

    Pausing at the critical postscript Very difficult book argues the mind arose through natural selection as humans evolved that the mind is not a computer in the sense that it simply parses input according to logic and that the mind is an incredibly complex product of biological and social elements that evolves on its own through a series of loops, recursions and innovations as we age Really cool reading but again, very difficult.

  5. Ed

    I was persuaded to read this book by a fascinating 9000 w0rd essay by Oliver Sacks This book s good But if you can t read it, read Sack s essay.

  6. Jeroen

    The basics of the theory on neural groupings and selection the basic mechanism of neural networks and thus our brain , and so very readable

  7. Sarah Hackley

    Interesting topic and premise, though a bit dry in places Had to skim at times to make it through Still, compelling argument.

  8. Kyle Wild

    some VERY important neuro stuff since I finished this book by Edelman last month, I ve seen his work referenced in two other books nice to see him getting widespread acceptance

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