position of the brain (Llinás , ). This concept, that the significance of incoming sensory information depends on the pre-existing functional disposition of. Lost in thought. Germund Hesslow would like a few things explained. I of the Vortex: From neurons to self by Rodolfo Llinás Press, £, ISBN PDF | On Jan 1, , Rodolfo R. Llinas and others published I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self.
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Tats V rated it it was ok Nov 18, Lists with This Book. If ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny then it would strongly support his evolutionary argumentthough alas, the similarity is much exaggerated. There are cortex discussion topics on this book yet.
While there are some very interesting ideas in this book, Llinas is not very good at conveying them. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Want to Read saving…. Contact Contact Us Help. He talks around the subject instead of through it, he is very bad at ovrtex difficult ideas, and he dramatically overestimates the level of jargon the average reader will understand.
Lists with This Book. Luis Urrego rated it liked it Jan 03, Return to Book Page. As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object then digests most of its own brain. Summary A highly original theory of how the plinas works, based on the author’s study of single neuronal cells.
I of the Vortex
Thus a videotape made in Africa shows a newborn wildebeest calf not only attempting to run away from the attacking lion but making unlearned avoidance maneuvers as it does so unsuccessfully. Llinnas the capacity to predict is most likely the ultimate brain function. He is especially known or his work on the physiology of the cerebellum, the thalamus, Thalamocortical dysrhythmia as well as for his pioneering work on the inferior olive, on the squid giant synapse and on human magnetoencephalography MEG.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Vorttex account. Return to Book Page. Animals are the sort of things that have both, and that’s no coincidence. Hardcoverpages. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self
Trivia About I of the Vortex: To ask other readers questions about I of the Vortexplease sign up. Because this authority is centralized, it can then make better prediction judgments on different strategies for dealing with the outside world. Request Permissions Exam copy. This simultaneity of neuronal activity is the neurobiological root of cognition. Dec 29, Toon Pepermans rated it really liked it Shelves: Those of us that do electrophysiological recording routinely will argue that there are few events as wondrous and exciting as listening to the sound of a live neuron speaking its own language and seeing this language as bursting electrical patterns flickering across the oscilloscope screen.
I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. Llinás (2 star ratings)
So far, this sounds reasonable and interesting. Overview Author s Praise. According to Llinas, the “mindness state” evolved to allow predictive interactions between mobile creatures and their environment. Though I of the Vortex is “aimed toward a general audience”, parts llinad it are difficult even for a specialist.
Refresh and try again. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Sep 27, Patrick rated it it was ok. The “sea squirt” eating its own brain. Thus the capacity to predict is most likely the ultimate brain function.
Open Preview See a Problem? Perhaps it is my own temperament; I was never very interested in the fine mechanical questions of neuroscience; they always seemed trivial, “Easy Problems” in Chalmers’ terms, electrical engineering when what we need is a theory of operating systems. One could even say that Self is the centralization of prediction.
Animals are the sort of things that have both, and that’s no coincidence. Jul 14, DJ marked it as to-read Shelves: An ability to predict dangerous events obviously improves our chances of averting them.
I won’t try to summarize the book, but here is my favorite quotation from it: Book titles OR Journal titles. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In hindsight it seems almost obvious: