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Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality

Paul Nunez


Does the brain create the mind, or is some external entity involved? In addressing this hard problem of consciousness, we face a central human challenge: what do we really know and how do we know it? Tentative answers in this book follow from a synthesis of profound ideas, borrowed from philosophy, religion, politics, economics, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, and cosmology, the knowledge structures supporting our meager grasp of reality. This search for new links in the web of human knowledge extends in many directions: the shadows of our thought processes revealed by brain imagining, bra ... More

Keywords: brain, mind, consciousness, brain imagining, brain tissue, probability, entropy, relativity, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340716
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Nunez, author
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University