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A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience
Michael S. A. Graziano: Rethinking Consciousness Michael S. A. Graziano: Rethinking Consciousness

Focusing ​attention can help an animal find food or flee a predator. It also may have led to consciousness. Tracing evolution over millions of years, Michael S. A. Graziano uses examples from the natural world to show how neurons first allowed animals to develop simple forms of attention: taking in messages from the environment, prioritizing them, and responding as necessary.

Then some animals evolved covert attention—a roving mental focus that can take in information apart from where the senses are pointed, like hearing sirens at a distance or recalling a memory.

Graziano proposes that in order to monitor and control this specialized attention, the brain evolved a simplified model of it—a cartoonish self-description depicting an internal essence with a capacity for knowledge and experience. In other words, consciousness.

In this eye-opening work drawn from his and other scientists’ experiments, Graziano accessibly explores how this sense of an inner being… (tovább)

W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2019
256 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780393652611
W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2019
216 oldal · ASIN: B07P76B2CV
W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2019
256 oldal · ISBN: 9780393652628

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