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Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain / Werner R. Loewenstein.

  • Loewenstein, Werner R.
Date
2013
  • Books

About this work

Description

"In Physics in Mind, eminent biophysicist Werner R. Loewenstein seeks answers to these perplexing questions in the mechanisms of physics. Bringing information theory--the idea that all information can be quantified and encoded in bits--to bear on recent advances in the neurosciences, Loewenstein reveals inside the brain a web of immense computational power capable of rendering a coherent representation of the world outside. He guides us on an exhilarating journey along the sensory data stream of the brain--the stream that nurses our cognitions--and we see how the vast amounts of information coming in from the world outside get processed by the web, how its neurons gradually extract meaning from this hodgepodge, and how they arrive at a coherent picture of the world"--

Publication/Creation

New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013.

Physical description

xvii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-307) and index.

Contents

Our sense of time: time's arrow -- Information arrows -- The second coming -- The sensors -- Quantum sensing -- Quantum into molecular information -- Molecular sensing -- Electronic transmission of biological information -- The random generators of biomolecular complexity -- The ascent of the digital demons -- The second information arrow and its astonishing dénouement: consciousness -- How to represent the world -- Expanded reality -- Information processing in the brain -- Information transforms in the cortex and the genesis of meaning -- The conscious experience -- Consciousness and quantum information -- Molecular quantum information processing and quantum computing -- Quantum information processing and the brain.

Languages

  • English


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    Medical Collection
    WL300 2013L82p
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ISBN

  • 9780465029846
  • 0465029841