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Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection by Gerald M. Edelman

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This book is in very good condition, with only some faint scuffing to the cover and scratch marks on the spine. There is no writing or marks on the inner pages.
This work presents a radical new view of the function of the brain and nervous system. It suggests that the nervous system in each individual operates as a selective system resembling natural selection in evolution but operating different mechanisms. By providing a fundamental neural basis for categorisation of the things of the world it unifies perception, action and learning. This theory revises our view of memory, considering it as a dynamic process of re-categorisation which has implications for the various psychological states from attention to dreaming. It will stimulate discussion about the mind-body problem, the origins of knowledge and the perceptual bases of language. The author won the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine.

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Author(s):
Gerald M. Edelman
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.8 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0192860895
ISBN-13:
9780192860897
Number of pages:
371
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, 1989
Title:
Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection

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This book is in very good condition, with only some faint scuffing to the cover and scratch marks on the spine. There is no writing or marks on the inner pages.
This work presents a radical new view of the function of the brain and nervous system. It suggests that the nervous system in each individual operates as a selective system resembling natural selection in evolution but operating different mechanisms. By providing a fundamental neural basis for categorisation of the things of the world it unifies perception, action and learning. This theory revises our view of memory, considering it as a dynamic process of re-categorisation which has implications for the various psychological states from attention to dreaming. It will stimulate discussion about the mind-body problem, the origins of knowledge and the perceptual bases of language. The author won the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine.

Author(s):
Gerald M. Edelman
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.8 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0192860895
ISBN-13:
9780192860897
Number of pages:
371
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, 1989
Title:
Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection

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