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This text brings together thirteen original contributions by scientists working in neuroscience today. It presents models and theories that challenge accepted ideas on the brain, the mind, and interactions between the two. Chapters in this book consider global theories of the brain from the bottom up - providing theories that are based on real nerve cells, their firing properties, and their anatomical connections. This is in contrast to the attempts that have been made by psychologists and by theorists in the artificial intelligence community to understand the brain strictly from a psychological or computational point of view. The authors encompass a broad background, from biophysics and electrophysiology to psychophysics, neurology, and computational vision. However, all the chapters focus on a common issue: the role of the primate (including human) cerebral cortex in memory, visual perception, focal attention, and awareness. Contributors: Horace Barlow, Patricia Churchland; V.S Ramchandran, Terrance J. Sejnowski, Antonio R. Damasio, Hanna Damasio, Robert Desimone, Earl K. Miller, Leonardo Chelazzi, Cristof Kock, Francis Crick, Rodolfo R. Llinas, Urs Ribary, David Mumford, Tomaso Poggio, Anya Hulbert, Michael I. Posner, Mary K. Rothbert, Wolf Singer, Charles F. Stevens, Shimon Ullman, David C. Van Essen, Charles W. Anderson and Bruno A. Olshausen
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