Scale in Conscious Experience: Is the Brain Too Important To Be Left To Specialists To Study?

1st Edition

Joseph S. King, Karl H. Pribram

Psychology Press
Published September 1, 1995
Reference - 464 Pages
ISBN 9780805821789 - CAT# ER3718
Series: INNS Series of Texts, Monographs, and Proceedings Series

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Summary

This volume is the result of the third Appalachian Conference on Behavioral Neurodynamics which focused on the problem of scale in conscious experience. Set against the philosophical view of "eliminative materialism," the purpose of this conference was to facilitate communication among investigators who approach the study of consciousness and conscious phenomena from a variety of analytical levels.

One speculative outcome of the conference is that the columnar arrangement within primary sensory cortices may provide the local isolation necessary for nonlocal interactions to occur. In addition, the relationship between unit activity and field potentials within a circumscribed region of cortex may provide the other enigmatic aspect of neurophysiological nonlocality, namely, the common context in the macro scale. So instead of a problem looking for a solution, scale becomes a solution to a problem. Only further research will determine the utility of the ideas expressed here.

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