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The Brain's Representational PowerOn Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Cyriel M.A. Pennartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognition, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious ... More

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Susan Pockett, William P. Banks, and Shaun Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Our intuition tells us that we, our conscious selves, cause our own voluntary acts. Yet scientists have long questioned this; Thomas Huxley, for example, in 1874 compared mental events to a steam ... More

The Human AdvantageA New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies, use 25% of all the energy the body requires each day, and became enormous in hardly any ... More

Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Rogier B. Mars, Jerome Sallet, Matthew F. S. Rushworth, and Nick Yeung (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book offers a range of perspectives on a simple problem: How does the brain choose efficiently and adaptively among options to ensure coherent, goal-directed behavior? The contributors, from ... More

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