terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2011


Não tenho idéia do valor desse livro. Entretanto, como é publicação da Springer, aqui está ele. Fiz umas pesquisas e coloquei alguns resultados abaixo para os leitores poderem fazer uma avaliação inicial.

Brain-Body-Mind in the Nebulous Cartesian System
Erol Başar

Springer 1st Edition 2010 523 pages PDF 17.37 MB

Brain-Body-Mind in the Nebulous Cartesian System: A Holistic Approach by Oscillations is a research monograph, with didactical features, on the mechanisms of the mind, encompassing a wide spectrum of results and analyses. The book should appeal to scientists and graduate students in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, physiology, psychology, physics and philosophy. Its goals are the development of an empirical-analytical construct, denoted as “Reasonings to Approach the Mind”, and the comprehension of 20 principles for understanding the mind. This book amalgamates results from work on the brain, vegetative system, brains in the evolution of species, the maturing brain, dynamic memory, emotional processes, and cognitive impairment in neuro-psychiatric disorders (Alzheimer, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorders).

About the Author: Erol Başar, currently Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at The Kultur University Istanbul, is a pioneer in the field of Brain Dynamics and Oscillations. He has published seven monographs, edited 10 books, and authored or co-authored 250 papers in neuroscience and cardiovascular research. Başar’s monograph, EEG-Brain Dynamics (1980) introduced the functional importance of brain oscillations and the quantum concept; it is considered a milestone in neuroscience literature. The author was educated in high-energy physics and in physiology at the Universities of Munich, Hamburg and Hanover. He taught physiology at the Medical University, Lübeck between 1980 and 2000. He was also involved in research and teaching in New York, San Diego, Ankara and Izmir. Başar’s route to multidisciplinary research was directly influenced, during the 1960s, by the advice of Werner Heisenberg and the renowned natural philosopher, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. The Darwinian view discussed by Başar is the result of a longstanding collaboration with Theodore Holmes Bullock, in California.

Três artigos de Başar, em co-autoria, anteriores ao livro.

Neuroscience is awaiting for a breakthrough: an essay bridging the concepts of Descartes, Einstein, Heisenberg, Hebb and Hayek with the explanatory formulations in this special issue.
Erol Başar & Sirel Karakaş
International Journal of Psychophysiology (2006)Volume: 60, Issue: 2, Pages: 194-201

Este é o "special issue" citado no título do artigo acima:

Models and Theories of Brain Function with Special Emphasis on Cognitive Processing
International Journal of Psychophysiology
Volume 60, Issue 2, Pages 97-202 (May 2006)Edited by Sirel Karakas and Erol Basar

Outro artigo desse mesmo número do Journal:

Models and theories of brain function in cognition within a framework of behavioral cognitive psychology
Sirel Karakaş & Erol Başar
International Journal of PsychophysiologyVolume 60, Issue 2, May 2006, Pages 186-193

Models and Theories of Brain Function with Special Emphasis on Cognitive Processing

Um artigo mais recente:

A breakthroug in neuroscience needs a "Nebulous Cartesian System" Oscillations, quantum dynamics and chaos in the brain and vegetative system
Erol Başar & Bahar Güntekin
International Journal of Psychophysiology 64 (2007) 108-122

Abstract. The paper presents gedankenmodels which, based on the theories and models in the present special issue, describe the conditions for a breakthrough in brain sciences and neuroscience. The new model is based on contemporary findings which show that the brain and its cognitive processes show super-synchronization. Accordingly, understanding the brain/body-mind complex is possible only when these three are considered as a wholistic entity and not as discrete structures or functions. Such a breakthrough and the related perspectives to the brain/body-mind complex will involve a transition from the mechanistic Cartesian system to a nebulous Cartesian system, one that is basically characterized by parallel computing and is further parallel to quantum mechanics. This integrated outlook on the brain/body-mind, or dynamic functionality, will make the treatment of also the meta-cognitive processes and the greater part of the iceberg, the unconscious, possible. All this will be possible only through the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach that will bring together the knowledge and the technology of the four P's which consist of physics, physiology, psychology and philosophy. The genetic approach to the functional dynamics of the brain/body-mind, where the oscillatory responses were found to be laws of brain activity, is presented in this volume as one of the most recent perspectives of neuroscience