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Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the matter of the mind
By Gerard Edelman
9/10 from 1 review
Categories: Science & Technology
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Not Susan Greenfield
Amid the guff and speculation which comes from brain science being the most fashionable occupation for guests on Start the Week, comes this lucid, deeply engaged analysis of "what it is to be a mind". Edelman presages much of the cultural theory of the 90s with his "topobiological" conception of layered and networked mental processes, breaking the vulgar cog-scientism that encourages direct correlations between measurable brain activity and "the nature of consciousness". He also breaks new ground with his theories of neuronal group selection. Heavy going in places, but a great way to get up to speed.
Rating: 9/10
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Posted by nick sweeney on Thu, 19th July 2001, 9:15pm
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