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Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality$
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Paul Nunez

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195340716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340716.001.0001

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Does the Brain Create the Mind?

Does the Brain Create the Mind?

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(p.245) Chapter 12 Does the Brain Create the Mind?
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Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality
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Paull Nunez

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340716.003.0012

This chapter takes a highly speculative approach in which the hard problem of consciousness is approached with questions about a category beyond ordinary information; that is, Ultra-Information, defined broadly to include ordinary information, unknown physical processes, and consciousness. Thoughts, emotions, self-awareness, memory, and the contents of the unconscious are, by definition, categories of Ultra-Information, whether or not these mental processes also involve ordinary information.

Keywords:   consciousness, ultra-Information, ordinary information, physical processes

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