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Perspectives on the Neuroscience of Cognition and Consciousness

Werner, Professor Gerhard (2006) Perspectives on the Neuroscience of Cognition and Consciousness. [Preprint]

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The origin and current use of the concepts of computation, representation and information in Neuroscience are examined and conceptual flaws are identified which vitiate their usefulness for addressing problems of the neural basis of Cognition and Consciousness. In contrast, a convergence of views is presented to support the characterization of the Nervous System as a complex dynamical system operating in the metastable regime, and capable of evolving to configurations and transitions in phase space with potential relevance for Cognition and Consciousness.

Item Type:Preprint
Additional Information:The paper is refereed and accepted for publication in BioSystems. It will also be presented at a conference on "Evolution of human Cognition and Neuroscience" sponsored by the Fondation des Treilles in May 2006.
Keywords:Metastability, phase space evolution, Cognition, Consciousness,Neural Networks, information, representation
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:4809
Deposited By:Werner, Gerhard
Deposited On:01 Apr 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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