Brain and Being
At the boundary between science, philosophy, language and arts
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This book results from a group meeting held at the Institute for Scientific Exchange in Torino, Italy. The central aim was for scientists to “think together” in new ways with those in the humanities inspired by quantum theory and especially quantum brain theory. These fields of inquiry have suffered conceptual estrangement but now are ripe for rapprochement, if academic parochialism is put aside. A prevalent theme of the book is a moving away from individual elements and individual actors acting upon each other, toward a coordinate hermeneutic dynamics that manifests as a coherent totality. Among the topics covered are image in photography and in neuroscience; language; time; brain and mathematics; quantum brain dynamics and quantum communication.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 58] 2004. xii, 350 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Foreword | p. ix
1. Doubling image to face the obscenity of photographyNadia Prete | p. 1
2. The self-transcendence of consciousness towards its models: Consciousness as noumenal emergence. Some philosophical remarks on the Quantum Field Theory model of Giuseppe VitielloFabrizio Desideri | p. 23
3. The unthinkable: Nonclassical theory, the unconscious mind and the quantum brainArkady Plotnitsky | p. 31
4. Mental presence and the temporal presentGeorg Franck | p. 49
5. The psycho-emotional-physical unity of living organisms as an outcome of quantum physicsEmilio Del Giudice | p. 71
6. Dual mode ontology and its application to the Riemann HypothesisGordon G. Globus | p. 89
7. Quantum monadology and consciousnessTeruaki Nakagomi | p. 113
8. Quantum connectionism and the emergence of cognitionEliano Pessa | p. 129
9. The rheomode of language of David Bohm as a way to re-construct the access to physical realityMaxim I. Stamenov | p. 149
10. Can quantum analogies help us to understand the process of thought?Paavo Pylkkänen | p. 167
11. Information, quantum theory and the brainB.J. Hiley | p. 199
12. Brain and mathematicsKarl H. Pribram | p. 217
13. Searching for the biophysics of an elementary systemMartin Fleischmann | p. 243
14. Brain and physics of many-body problemsLuigi Maria Ricciardi and Hiroomi Umezawa | p. 257
15. Quantum Brain Dynamics and Quantum Field TheoryMari Jibu and Kunio Yasue | p. 269
16. Brain and Quantum Field Theory: Notes on monumental discussions presenting Quantum Field Models of brainYasushi Takahashi and Mari Jibu | p. 293
17. The dissipative brainGiuseppe Vitiello | p. 317
“Brain and Being illustrates both the promise and the perils of the interface between NeuroQuantology and the humanities.”
NeuroQuantology, Vol. 3:1 (2005)
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