sábado, 21 de janeiro de 2012

O cérebro, a mente e a estrutura da realidade



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 grasps 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, brains treated as complex adaptive systems that reveal fractal-like behavior in the brain's nested hierarchy, resonant interactions facilitating functional connections in brain tissue, probability and entropy as measures of human ignorance, fundamental limits on human knowledge, and the central role played by information in both brains and physical systems.

Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality
Paul L. Nunez
Oxford University Press 2010 320 pages CHM 2,7 MB
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Sua extensão (.chm) não é nada de mais: v. simplesmente clica no arquivo depois de descomprimí-lo e utiliza o livro. No Windows XP e no Windows Vista, às vezes o arquivo pode aparecer bloqueado; os arquivos CHM são arquivos HTML compilados, e o sistema operacional pode ter um bloqueio de segurança. Para resolver isso, clique com o botão direito do mouse no arquivo CHM e selecione Properties. Clique no botão Unblock (para desbloquear) sob o Advances na aba General. Clique em Apply. Deve dar tudo certo: eu tive esse problema uma vez, e deu.