A must read for anyone who seriously wants to understand how brains make up their minds stan franklin minds machines self control and intentionality meaning and representation dynamics of neurons and neuron populations sensation and perception emotion and intentional action awareness consciousness and causality knowledge and meaning in societies about the author walter j freeman is a . Walter j freeman brought philosophy to his research into the neuroscience of biology brains and human nature in how brains make up their minds 2000 and in his earlier society of brains 1995 he grounds his findings in neuroscience with an understanding of an organisms purpose using the philosophical idea of intentionality which was described by thomas aquinas in the 13th century meaning arises in and between minds when the brain creates intentional behaviors and then changes itself . How brains make up their minds walter j freeman no preview available 2000 common terms and phrases according action activity amplitude animals areas assimilation attractor awareness axons background basin become behavior body brain bulb causality cause cells chaotic chemical cognitivists comes connections consciousness construction continually cortex cortices create cycle dendritic . Walter j freeman how brains make up their minds columbia university press new york 2001 180 pp 2895 isbn 0 297 84257 9 authors authors and affiliations stan franklin article first online 04 september 2007 272 downloads 2 citations the oft repeated claim that the human brain is the most complex system in the universe has always struck me as far fetched and presumptuous isn
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