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Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness
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Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Masao Ito, Yasushi Miyashita, and Edmund T. Rolls

Abstract

The topic of consciousness is truly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers and theorists from diverse backgrounds. It is now widely accepted that previously disparate areas all have contributions to make to the understanding of the nature of consciousness. Thus, we now have computational scientists, neuroscientists, and philosophers all engaged in the same effort. This book illustrates these three approaches. The first section is concerned with philosophical approaches to consciousness. One of the fundamental issues here is that of subjective feeling or qualia. The second section focuses on ... More

Keywords: consciousness, computational science, neuroscience, philosophy, qualia, brain function

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524144
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masao Ito, editor
RIKEN Institute of Physical & Chemical Research

Yasushi Miyashita, editor
Department of Physiology, University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Toyko

Edmund T. Rolls, editor
Oxford University

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