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Title:Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 530 p. 51 illus p.)
Contents:Philosophy: Śrīharṣa on the Indefinability of Time by Jonathan Duquette and Krishnamurti Ramasubramanian -- Why Spacetime Has a Life of its Own by James Robert Brown -- From Time to Time by Nathan Salmon -- Relativity Theory may not
have the last Word on the Nature of Time: Quantum Theory and Probabilism by Nicholas Maxwell -- Space as a Source and as an Object of Knowledge: The Transformation of the Concept of Space in the Post-Kantian Philosophy of Geometry by
Francesca Biagioli -- Space, Time and (how they) Matter by Valia Allori -- The Phenomenology of Space and Time: Husserl, Sartre, Derrida by Hans Herlof Grelland -- Time and Space in Ancient India, Pre­-Philosophical Period by Michael
Witzel and Nataliya Yanchevskaya -- Time in Physics and Time in Awareness by E. C. G. Sudarshan -- Physics: The Future’s Not Ours to See, by Tony Sudbury -- Nature’s Book Keeping System by Gerard ‘t Hooft -- An anomaly in space and
time and the origin of dynamics by Joan A. Vaccaro -- Spacetime and Reality: Facing the Ultimate Judge by Vesselin Petkov -- Hermann Weyl’s Space-Time Geometry and its Impact on Theories of Fundamental Interactions by Norbert Straumann
-- Space, Time, and Adynamical Explanation in the Relational Blockworld by W.M. Stuckey, Michael Silberstein, and Timothy McDevitt -- Matter, Space, Time, and Motion: A Unified Gravitational Perspective by C. S. Unnikrishnan --
Spacetime is Doomed by George Musser -- Mathematics: Geometry and Physical Space by Mary Leng -- The Geometry of Manifolds and the Perception of Space by Raymond O. Wells, Jr -- Topos Theoretic Approach to Space and Time by Goro C.
Kato -- Paradox? The Mathematics of Space-Time and the Limits of Human Understanding by Paul Ernest -- General Relativity, Time, and Determinism by James Isenberg -- “Now” has an infinitesimal positive duration by Reuben Hersh -- The
Fundamental Problem of Dynamics by Julian Barbour -- What’s wrong with the Platonic ideal of space and time? by Lorenzo Sadun -- Biology/Cognitive Science: Syntactic Space by Rajesh Kasturirangan -- Time measurement in living systems:
Human understanding and health implications by L Abhilash and Vijay Kumar Sharma -- The cellular space-the space of life by Pier Luigi Luisi -- The consciousness of space, the space of consciousness by Mauro Bergonzi and Pier Luigi
Luisi -- Time and Suffering (False metaphors, (de)synchronous times, and internal dynamics) by Norman Sieroka -- Evolutionary Time and the Creation of the Space of Life by Randall E. Auxier -- Computer Science: A computational
mathematics view of space, time and complexity by David H. Bailey and Jonathan M. Borwein -- The Black Hole in Mathematics by A. K. Dewdney -- Gödel’s Ontological Dreams by Gary Mar -- ‘Photographing the Footsteps of Time’: Space and
Time in Charles Babbage’s Calculating Engines by Doron Swade -- Gödel incompleteness and the empirical sciences by N. C. A. da Costa and F. A. Doria -- Miscellaneous: The Novel and the Map: Spatiotemporal Form and Discourse in Literary
Cartography by Robert T. Tally Jr -- Time, Space, and the Human Geographies of Opportunity by Donald G. Janelle -- Losing Time and Space: Experiencing Immersion by Diana J. Reichenbach. <
ISBN:9783319444185
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Keywords: Physics , Epistemology , Metaphysics , Gravitation , Cosmology , Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Epistemology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Cosmology , Metaphysics
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Title:Science and human experience: values, culture and the mind
Author(s): Leon N. Cooper
Date:2014
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Size:1 online resource (246 p)
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Contents:Part One. Science and Society: 1. Science and human experience, 2. Does science undermine our values?, 3. Can science serve mankind?, 4. Modern science and contemporary discomfort: metaphor and reality, 5. Faith and science, 6. Art and science, 7. F raud in science, 8. Why study science? The keys to the cathedral, 9. Is evolution a theory? A modest proposal, 10. The silence of the second, 11. Introduction to Copenhagen, 12. The unpaid debt -- Part Two. Thought and Consciousness: 13. Source and limits of human intellect, 14. Neural networks, 15. Thought and mental experience: the Turing test, 16. Mind as machine: will we rubbish human experience?, 17. Memory and memories: a physicist's approach to the brain, 18. On the problem of consciousness -- Part Three. On the Nature and Limits of Science: 19. What is a good theory?, 20. Shall we deconstruct science?, 21. Visible and invisible in physical theory, 22. Experience and order, 23. The language of physics, 24. The structure of space, 25. Superconductiv ity and other insoluble problems, 26. From gravity and light to consciousness: does science have limits?
ISBN:9781107043176
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Keywords: Science, Social aspects
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Title:Knowledge Needs and Information Extraction / Towards an Artificial Consciousness
Author(s): Turenne
Date:2013
Publisher:Wiley-ISTE
Size:1 online resource (289 p.)
ISBN:9781848215153
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Keywords: Information Science & Technology
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Title:Neural Fields [electronic resource] : Theory and Applications
Author(s): Stephen Coombes
Peter beim Graben
Roland Potthast
James Wright
Date:2014
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:With this book, the editors present the first comprehensive collection in neural field studies, authored by leading scientists in the field - among them are two of the founding-fathers of neural field theory. Up to now, researchresults in the field h ave been disseminated across a number of distinct journals from mathematics, computational neuroscience, biophysics, cognitive science and others. Starting with a tutorial for novices in neural field studies, thebook comprises chapters on emergent pattern s, their phase transitions and evolution, on stochastic approaches, cortical development, cognition, robotics and computation, large-scale numerical simulations, the coupling of neural fieldsto the electroencephalogram and phase transitions in anesthesia. The intended readership are students and scientists in applied mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical biology, and computational neuroscience. Neural field theoryand its applications have a long-standing tradition in the mathematical and computati onal neurosciences. Beginning almost 50 years ago with seminal work by Griffiths and culminating in the 1970ties with the models of Wilson and Cowan,Nunez and Amari, this important research area experienced a renaissance during the 1990ties by the groups of Ermentrout, Bressloff, Haken, and Wright. Since then, much progress has been made in both, the development of mathematical andnumerical techniques, and in physiological refinement and understanding. In contrast to large-scale neural network models desc ribed by huge connectivity matrices that are computationally expensive in numerical simulations, neural fieldmodels described by connectivity kernels allow for analytical treatment by means of functional analysis methods. Thus, a number of rigorous result s on the existence of bump and wave solutions or on inverse kernel construction problemsare nowadays available. Moreover, neural fields provide an important interface for the coupling of continuous neur
Contents:Preface
1.Tutorial on Neural Field Theory. S. Coombes, P. beim Graben and R. Potthast
Part I Theory of Neural Fields
2.A Personal Account of the Development of the Field Theory of Large
Scale Brain Activity from 1945 Onward. J. Cowan
3.HeavisideWorld: Excitation and Self
Organization of Neural Fields. Shun
ichi Amari
4.Spatiotemporal Pattern Formation in Neural Fields with Linear Adaptation. G.B. Ermentrout, S.E. Folias and Z.P. Kilpatrick
5.PDE Methods for Two
Dimensional Neural Fields. C.R. Laing
6.Numerical Simulation Scheme of One
and Two Dimensional Neural Fields Inv
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Keywords: Mathematics , Differentiable dynamical systems , Functional analysis , Integral equations , Consciousness
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Title:Neuromathematics of Vision [electronic resource]
Author(s): Giovanna Citti
Alessandro Sarti
Date:2014
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book is devoted to the study of the functional architecture of the visual cortex. Its geometrical structure is the differential geometry of the connectivity between neural cells. This connectivity is building and shapingthe hidden brain structur es underlying visual perception. The story of the problem runs over the last 30 years, since the discovery of Hubel and Wiesel of the modular structure of the primary visual cortex, and slowly cams towards atheoretical understanding of the experimental da ta on what we now know as functional architecture of the primary visual cortex. Experimental data comes from several domains: neurophysiology, phenomenology of perception andneurocognitive imaging. Imaging techniques like functional MRI and diffusion tens or MRI allow to deepen the study of cortical structures. Due to this variety of experimental data, neuromathematematics deals with modelling bothcortical structures and perceptual spaces. From the mathematical point of view, neuromathematical call for new instruments of pure mathematics: sub-Riemannian geometry models horizontal connectivity, harmonic analysis in noncommutative groups allows to understand pinwheels structure, as well as non-linear dimensionality reduction is at the base of many neural mor phologies and possibly of the emergence of perceptual units. But at the center of theneurogeometry is the problem of harmonizing contemporary mathematical instruments with neurophysiological findings and phenomenological experiments in an unitary science of vision. The contributions to this book come from the veryfounders of the discipline
Contents:Landmarks for Neurogeometry
Shape, Shading, Brain and Awareness
From functional architectures to percepts: a neuro mathematical Approach
Cuspless Sub
Riemannian Geodesics within the Euclidean Motion Group SE(d)
Psychophysics, Gestalts and Games
Remarks on invariance in the primary visual systems of mammals
Hebbian Learning of the Statistical and Geometrical Structure of Visual Input
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Keywords: Mathematics , Computer vision , Biomedical engineering , Consciousness
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Title:Carl Friedrich von Weizscker: Major Texts in Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michael Drieschner
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizscker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on the history, epistemology and structure of physics. Most texts appear in Englishfor the first time. Weiz scker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the early development of nuclear physics. Later he would also become well known as a philosopher and analyst of contemporary culture. Texts includethe original publications of the Weizscker-Bethe formula of nuclear masses and the Bethe-Weizscker cycle, which explains the source of energy in the sun both were developed by Bethe at the same time and independentlyof Weizscker. Further texts deal with Weizsckers explanation of the origin of planets, his explanation of the time arrow in Statistical Mechanics and his analyses of Quantum Mechanics and the structure of physics ingeneral
Contents:Introduction
On Elementary Transmutations in the Interior of Stars. Paper II
The Formation of the Planetary System
The History of Nature, Introduction
The Second Law and the Difference between Past and Future
A Sketch of the Unity of Physics
Quantum Theory
Probability and Abstract Quantum Theory
The Philosophy of Alternatives
Matter and Consciousness
Matter, Energy, Information
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Astronomy
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Title:Consensus and Synchronization in Complex Networks [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ljupco Kocarev
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Synchronization in complex networks is one of the most captivating cooperative phenomena in nature and has been shown to be of fundamental importance in such varied circumstances as the continued existence of species, thefunctioning of heart pacemake r cells, epileptic seizures, neuronal firing in the feline visual cortex and cognitive tasks in humans. E.g. coupled visual and acoustic interactions make fireflies flash, crickets chirp, and an audienceclap in unison. On the other hand, in distributed sy stems and networks, it is often necessary for some or all of the nodes to calculate some function of certain parameters, e.g. sink nodes in sensor networks being tasked withcalculating the average measurement value of all the sensors or multi-agent system s in which all agents are required to coordinate their speed and direction. When all nodes calculate the same function of the initial values in thesystem, they are said to reach consensus. Such concepts - sometimes also called state agreement, rendezvous, and observer design in control theory - have recently received considerable attention in the computational science andengineering communities. Quite generally, consensus formation among a small group of expert models of an objective process is challengin g because the separate models have already been optimized in their own parameter spaces. Themathematical framework for describing synchronization and consensus in natural and technical sciences is similar and the aim of this book is to provide the first comprehensive work in which synchronization and consensus are presentedjointly, thereby allowing the reader to learn about the similarities and differences of the two concepts in both a systematic and application-oriented fashion. The ten chapters have be en carefully selected so as to reflect the currentstate-of-the-art of synchronization and consensus in networked systems in particular two chapters dealing with a novel application of synchronization
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Contents:Consensus theory in networked systems
Control of Networks of Coupled Dynamical Systems
Distributed consensus and coordination control of networked multi
agent systems
Consensus of Networked Multi
Agent Systems with Delays and Fractional
Order Dynamics
Synchronization in complex networks: properties and tools
Enhancing Synchronizability of Complex Networks via Optimization
Synchronization
based parameter estimation in chaotic dynamical systems
Data Assimilation as Artificial Perception and Supermodeling as Artificial Consciousness
Supermodeling dynamics and learning me
ISBN:9783642333590
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Keywords: Computer simulation , Engineering
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Title:Complex Human Dynamics [electronic resource] : From Mind to Societies
Author(s): Andrzej Nowak
Katarzyna Winkowska-Nowak
David Bre
Date:2013
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Note:This book, edited and authored by a closely collaborating network of social scientists and psychologists, recasts typical research topics in these fields into the language of nonlinear, dynamic and complex systems. The aim is toprovide scientists wit h different backgrounds - physics, applied mathematics and computer sciences - with the opportunity to apply the tools of their trade to an altogether new range of possible applications. At the same time, thisbook will serve as a first reference for a new generation of social scientists and psychologists wishing to familiarize themselves with the new methodology and the thinking in complexity
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Contents:Preface
Dynamical Social Psychology: An Introduction
Understanding Cognition Through Functional Connectivity
A Dynamical Systems Approach to Conceptualizing and Investigating the Self
Novelty Recognition Models
The Dynamics of Patterns of Commitment in Sports
Conflict and the Complexity of Cognitive Processes
Social Entrepreneurs Open Closed Worlds: The Transformative Influence of Weak Ties
A Dynamic Approach to Multicultural Integration
Social Change Initiated by Social Entrepreneurs
Interpersonal Fluency: Toward a Model of Coordination and Affect in Social Relat
ISBN:9783642314360
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Keywords: Social sciences , Engineering , Social sciences Methodology , Consciousness
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Title:Natural Fabrications [electronic resource] : Science, Emergence and Consciousness
Author(s): William Seager
Date:2012
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Note:The spectacular success of the scientific enterprise over the last four hundred years has led to the promise of an all encompassing vision of the natural world. In this elegant picture, everything we observe is based upon just afew fundamental proces ses and entities. The almost infinite variety and complexity of the world is thus the product of emergence. But the concept of emergence is fraught with controversy and confusion. This book ponders the question ofhow emergence should be understood within the scientific picture, and whether a complete vision of the world can be attained that includes consciousness
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Contents:The Scientific Picture of the World
Looking Out
Looking In
Consciousness in the Brain
Emergence and Consciousness
Emergence and Cellular Automata
Against Radical Emergence
Emergence and Supervenience
Generalized Epiphenomenalism
The Paradox of Consciousness
Embracing the Mystery
ISBN:9783642295997
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Keywords: Philosophy of mind , Neurobiology , Psychology, clinical
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Title:Mindful Universe [electronic resource] : Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The classical mechanistic idea of nature that prevailed in science during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was an essentially mindless conception: the physically described aspects of nature were asserted to be completelydetermined by prior phy sically described aspects alone, with our conscious experiences entering only passively. During the twentieth century the classical concepts were found to be inadequate. In the new theory, quantum mechanics, ourconscious experiences enter into the dynamic s in specified ways not fixed by the physically described aspects alone. Consequences of this radical change in our understanding of the connection between mind and brain are described. Thissecond edition contains two new chapters investigating the role o f quantum phenomena in the problem of free will and in the placebo effect
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Contents:Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second edition
Science Consciousness and Human Values
Human Knowledge as the Foundation Science
Actions, Knowledge, and Information
Nerve Terminals and the Need to Use Quantum Theory
Templates for Action
The Physical Effectiveness of Conscious Will and the Quantum Zeno Effect
Support from Contemporary Psychology
Application to Neuropsychology
Roger Penroses Theory and Quantum Decoherence
Non
Orthodox Versions of Quantum Theory
The Basis Problem in Many
Worlds Theories
Despised Dualism
Whiteheadian Quantu
ISBN:9783642180767
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:States of Consciousness [electronic resource] : Experimental Insights into Meditation, Waking, Sleep and Dreams
Author(s): Dean Cvetkovic
Irena Cosic
Date:2011
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Note:In this accessible overview of current knowledge, an expert team of editors and authors describe experimental approaches to consciousness. These approaches are shedding light on some of the hitherto unknown aspects ofthedistinct states of human consc iousness, including the waking state, different states of sleep and dreaming, meditation and more. The book presents the latest research studies by the contributing authors, whose specialities spanneuroscience, neurology, biomedical engineering, clinical psychology and psychophysiology, psychosocial medicine and anthropology.Overall this anthologyprovides the reader with a clear picture of howdifferent states ofconsciousness can be defined, experimentally measured and analysed.A future byproduct of this k nowledge may beanticipated inthe development of systematic corrective treatments for many disorders and pathological problems ofconsciousness
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Contents:Preface
Introduction to States of Consciousness
Disorders of Consciousness: Coma, Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious States
2 Codons of Consciousness: Neurological Characteristics of Ordinary and Pathological States of Consciousness
Dream Consciousness and Sleep Physiology
Dream Therapy: Correlation of Dream Contents with Encephalographic and Cardiovascular Activations
The Substrate That Dreams Are Made On: An Evaluation of Current Neurobiological Theories of Dreaming J.L. Dawson, R. Conduit
Sleep Onset Process as an Altered State of Consciousness
Brain Rate as an
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Keywords: Medicine , Medical laboratories , Neurosciences , Neurology , Biomedical engineering , Anthropology , Psychology, clinical
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Title:Homo Novus A Human Without Illusions [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ulrich J Frey
Charlotte Strmer
Kai P Willfhr
Date:2010
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Note:Converging evidence from disciplines including sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and human biology forces us to adopt a new idea of what it means to be a human. As cherished concepts such as free will, nave realism, humansas creation's crowning g lory fall and our moral roots in ape group dynamics become clearer, we have to take leave of many concepts that have been central to defining our humanness. What emerges is a new human, the homo novus, a humanbeing without illusions. Leading authors from many different fields explore these issues by addressing these illusions and providing evidence for the need to switch to this new idea of man, in spite of understandable reluctance to letgo of our most beloved illusions
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Contents:Humans Are Exceptional
The Position of Man in the Cosmos
Living Differences
Nothing to Talk About
We Are Independent of Our Sociobiological Roots
The True Egoist Is Cooperative
The Social Brain and Its Implications
Why Most Theories Get It Wrong
The Biological Imperative Doesnt Matter to Us
Mortality Crises and Their Consequences for Human Life Histories
Costs and Consequences of Reproduction
Height and Reproductive Success
The Past Doesnt Echo in Our Heads
Developmental Psychology Without Dualistic Illusions
The Psychology of Families
Moral,
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Keywords: Life sciences , Genetic epistemology , Evolution (Biology) , Psychology , Anthropology , Consciousness
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Title:Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will [electronic resource]
Author(s): Nancey Murphy
George F. R Ellis
Timothy OConnor
Date:2009
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Note:How is free will possible in the light of the physical and chemical underpinnings of brain activity and recent neurobiological experiments? How can the emergence of complexity in hierarchical systems such as the brain, based atthe lower levels in phy sical interactions, lead to something like genuine free will? The nature of our understanding of free will in the light of present-day neuroscience is becoming increasingly important because of remarkablediscoveries on the topic being made by neuroscienti sts at the present time, on the one hand, and its crucial importance for the way we view ourselves as human beings, on the other. A key tool in understanding how free will may arise inthis context is the idea of downward causation in complex systems, happ ening coterminously with bottom up causation, to form an integral whole. Top-down causation is usually neglected, and is therefore emphasized in the other part ofthe books title. The concept is explored in depth, as are the ethical and legal implications of our understanding of free will. This book arises out of a workshop held in California in April of 2007, which was chaired by Dr.Christof Koch. It was unusual in terms of the breadth of people involved: they included physicists, neuroscientists, psychia trists, philosophers, and theologians. This enabled the meeting, and hence the resulting book, to attain arather broader perspective on the issue than is often attained at academic symposia. The book includes contributions by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, George F. R. Ellis , Christopher D. Frith, Mark Hallett, David Hodgson, Owen D. Jones,Alicia Juarrero, J. A. Scott Kelso, Christof Koch, Hans Kng, Hakwan C. Lau, Dean Mobbs, Nancey Murphy, William Newsome, Timothy OConnor, Sean A.. Spence, and Evan Thompson
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Contents:and Overview
and Overview
I: Physics, Emergence, and Complex Systems
Free Will, Physics, Biology, and the Brain
Human Freedom Emergence
Top
Down Causation and the Human Brain
Top
Down Causation and Autonomy in Complex Systems
Toward a Complementary Neuroscience: Metastable Coordination Dynamics of the Brain
II: Volition and Consciousness: Are They Illusions?
Physiology of Volition
How We Recognize Our Own Actions
Volition and the Function of Consciousness
III: Broader Understandings of Volition and Consciousness
Conscious Willing and the Emerging Sc
ISBN:9783642032059
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Keywords: Neurosciences , Differentiable dynamical systems , Public health laws , Vibration
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Title:Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Scientists other than quantum physicists often fail to comprehend the enormity of the conceptual change wrought by quantum theory in our basic conception of the nature of matter, writes Henry Stapp. Stapp is a leading quantumphysicist who has given p articularly careful thought to the implications of the theory that lies at the heart of modern physics. In this book, which contains several of his key papers as well as new material, he focuses on the problemof consciousness and explains how quantum mech anics allows causally effective conscious thought to be combined in a natural way with the physical brain made of neurons and atoms. The book is divided into four sections. The firstconsists of an extended introduction. Key foundational and somewhat more technical papers are included in the second part, together with a clear exposition of the orthodox interpretation of quantum mechanics. The third partaddresses, in a non-technical fashion, the implications of the theory for some of the most profound quest ions that mankind has contemplated: How does the world come to be just what it is and not something else? How should humans viewthemselves in a quantum universe? What will be the impact on society of the revised scientific image of the nature of man? The final part contains a mathematical appendix for the specialist and a glossary of important terms and ideasfor the interested layman. This third edition has been significantly expanded with two new chapters covering the author's most recent work
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Contents:From the contents ... and then a Miracle Occurs
A Quantum Theory of Conciousness
The Copenhagen Interpretation
Quantum Propensities and the Brain
Mind Interface
Mind, Matter, and Pauli
A Quantum Conception of Man
Neuroscience, Atomic Physics, and the Human Person
Quantum Zeno Effect in Binocular Rivalry
Physicalism in Quantum Mechanics
The Role of Mind in the Human Brain
Mathematical Appendix, Glossary, and Index
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:The Physics and Psychophysics of Music [electronic resource] An Introduction
Author(s): Juan G Roederer
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer US
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Note:This book, a classic in its field, deals with the physical systems and physiological processes that intervene in music. It analyzes what objective, physical properties of sound are associated with what subjective psychologicalsensations of music, and it describes how these sound patterns are actually generated in musical instruments, how they propagate through the environment, and how they are detected by the ear and interpreted in the brain. Using theprecise language of science, but without complica ted mathematics, the author weaves a close mesh of the physics, psychophysics and neurobiology relevant to music. A prior knowledge of physics, mathematics, neurobiology or psychology isnot required to understand most of the book it is, however, assumed t hat the reader is familiar with music - in particular, with musical notation, musical scales and intervals, and some of the basics of musical instruments. This newedition presents substantially updated coverage of psychoacoustics, including: New results from tomographic imaging of brain function that confirm some speculations in previous editions New research on consciousness andemotions The possibility of musics in extraterrestrial civilizations
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Contents:Preface
The Science of Music and the Music of Science: A Multidisciplinary Overview
Sound Vibrations, Pure Tones, and the Perception of Pitch
Sound Waves , Acoustic Energy, and the Perception of Loudness
Generation of Musical Sounds, Complex Tones, and the Perception of Timbre
Superposition and Succession of Complex Tones, and the Integral Perception of Music
Appendix 1: Some Quantitative Aspects of the Bowing Mechanism
Appendix II: Some Quantitative Aspects of Central Pitch Processor Models
Appendix III: Some Renarks on Teaching of Physics and Psychophysics of Music
ISBN:9780387094748
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Keywords: Neurobiology , Acoustics , Music
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Title:Neurodynamics of Cognition and Consciousness [electronic resource]
Author(s): Leonid I Perlovsky
Robert Kozma
Date:2007
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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ISBN:9783540732679
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Keywords: Engineering , Artificial intelligence , Engineering mathematics
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Title:Mindful Universe [electronic resource] : Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2007
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The classical mechanistic idea of nature that prevailed in science during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was an essentially mindless conception: the physically described aspects of nature were asserted to be completelydetermined by prior phy sically described aspects alone, with our conscious experiences entering only passively. During the twentieth century the classical concepts were found to be inadequate. In the new theory, quantum mechanics, ourconscious experiences enter into the dynamic s in specified ways not fixed by the physically described aspects alone. Consequences of this radical change in our understanding of the connection between mind and brain are described.Stapp's book is a bold and original attack on the problem of conscious ness and free will based on the openings provided by the laws of quantum mechanics. This is a serious and interesting attack on a truly fundamental problem. TonyLeggett [Physics Nobel Laureate, 2003] Stapp's wide-ranging proposal offers stimulating readin g, a strong sense of conceptual coherence and intuitive appeal, and empirical predictions that deserve to be refined and tested. HaraldAtmanspacher A highly readable book of genuine wisdom by one of the foremost minds for our generation. Allan Combs
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Contents:Science and Human Values
Human Knowledge as the Foundation Science
Actions, Knowledge, and Information
Nerve Terminals and the Need to Use Quantum Theory
Templates for Action
The Physical Effectiveness of Conscious Will
Support from Contemporary Psychology
Application to Neuropsychology
Roger Penroses Theory and Quantum Decoherence
Faster
Than
Light Connections
Whiteheadian Quantum Ontology
An Interview
Consciousness and the Anthropic Questions
Impact of Quantum Mechanics on Human Values
Conclusions
Appendices
Non
orthodox Versions of Quantum
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:The Emerging Physics of Consciousness [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jack A Tuszynski
Date:2006
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Consciousness remains one of the major unsolved problems in science. How do the feelings and sensations making up conscious experience arise from the concerted actions of nerve cells and their associated synaptic and molecularprocesses? Can such feel ings be explained by modern science, or is there an entirely different kind of explanation needed? And how can this seemingly intractable problem be approached experimentally? How do the operations of theconscious mind emerge out of the specific interacti ons involving billions of neurons? This book seeks answers to these questions on the underlying assumption that consciousness can be understood using the intellectual potential ofmodern physics and other sciences. There are a number of theories of conscio usness, some based on classical physics while others require the use of quantum concepts. The latter ones have drawn criticism from the parts of the scientificestablishment while simultaneously claiming that classical approaches are doomed to failure. The contributing authors present a spectrum of opinions from both sides of this on-going scientific debate, allowing readers to decide forthemselves which of the approaches are most likely to succeed
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Contents:The Path Ahead
Consciousness and Quantum Physics: Empirical Research on the Subjective Reduction of the Statevector
Microtubules in the Cerebral Cortex: Role in Memory and Consciousness
Towards Experimental Tests of Quantum Effects in Cytoskeletal Proteins
Physicalism, Chaos and Reductionism
Consciousness, Neurobiology and Quantum Mechanics: The Case for a Connection
Life, Catalysis and Excitable Media: A Dynamic Systems Approach to Metabolism and Cognition
The Dendritic Cytoskeleton as a Computational Device: An Hypothesis
Recurrent Quantum Neural Network and its Appli
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Keywords: Neurosciences , Neurobiology , Quantum theory
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Title:Intelligent Algorithms in Ambient and Biomedical Computing [electronic resource]
Author(s): Wim Verhaegh
Emile Aarts
Jan Korst
Date:2006
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:The rapid growth in electronic systems in the past decade has boosted research in the area of computational intelligence. As it has become increasingly easy to generate, collect, transport, process, and store huge amounts of data,the role of intellig ent algorithms has become prominent in order to visualize, manipulate, retrieve, and interpret the data. For instance, intelligent search techniques have been developed to search for relevant items in hugecollections of web pages, and data mining and inte rpretation techniques play a very important role in making sense out of huge amounts of biomolecular measurements. As a result, the added value of many modern systems is no longerdetermined by hardware only, but increasingly by the intelligent software th at supports and facilitates the user in realizing his or her objectives. This book is the outcome of a series of discussions at the Philips Symposium onIntelligent Algorithms, which was held in Eindhoven in December 2004. It contains many exciting and pra ctical examples of the use of intelligent algorithms in the areas of ambient and biomedical computing. It contains topics such asbioscience computing, database design, machine consciousness, scheduling, video summarization, audio classification, semantic reasoning, machine learning, tracking & localization, secure computing, and communication
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Contents:Part I Healthcare
1. Bioscience Computing and the Role of Computational Simulation in Biology
2. The Many Strands of DNA Computing
3. Bio
Inspired Data Management
4. An Introduction to Machine Consciousness
Part II Lifestyle
5. Optimal Selection of TV Shows for Watching and Recording
6. Movie
in
a
Minute: Automatically Generated Video Previews
7. Features for Audio Classification: Percussiveness References
8. Extracting the Key from Music
9. Approximate Semantic Matching of Music Classes on the Internet
10. Ontology
Based Information Extraction from the World Wid
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Keywords: Mathematics , Multimedia systems , Artificial intelligence , Biology Data processing , Algorithms
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Title:Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics? [electronic resource]
Author(s): Avshalom C Elitzur
Shahar Dolev
Nancy Kolenda
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:For more than a century, quantum mechanics has served as a very powerful theory that has expanded physics and technology far beyond their classical limits, yet it has also produced some of the most difficult paradoxes known tothe human mind. This boo k represents the combined efforts of sixteen of today's most eminent theoretical physicists to lay out future directions for quantum physics. The authors include Yakir Aharonov, Anton Zeilinger the Nobellaureates Anthony Leggett and Geradus 't Hooft Basil Hiley, Lee Smolin and Henry Stapp. Following a foreword by Roger Penrose, the individual chapters address questions such as quantum non-locality, the measurement problem, quantuminsights into relativity, cosmology and thermodynamics, and the possible bea ring of quantum phenomena on biology and consciousness
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Contents:What Is the Measurement Problem Anyway? Introductory Reflections on Quantum Puzzles
Radically Quantum: Liberation and Purification from Classical Prejudice
Quantum Physics as a Science of Information
Quantum Theory Looks at Time Travel
What Connects Different Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics?
Is Quantum Mechanics the Whole Truth?
Roundtable Discussion I: Physical Theories, Present and Future
Determinism Beneath Quantum Mechanics
Relational Quantum Mechanics
Matrix Models as Non
Local Hidden Variables Theories
Towards a General Operational and Realistic Framewo
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Quantum computing , Relativity (Physics)
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Title:Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2004
Edition:Second Edition
Size:1 online resource (297 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05369-0
Contents:1 ... and then a Miracle Occurs -- 2 A Quantum Theory of Consciousness -- 3 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 4 Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics -- 5 Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection -- 6 A Quantum Theory of the
Mind-Brain Interface -- 7 Mind, Matter, and Pauli -- 8 Choice and Meaning in the Quantum Universe -- 9 Future Achievements to Be Gained through Science -- 10 A Quantum Conception of Man -- 11 Quantum Theory and the Place of Mind in
Nature -- 12 Neuroscience, Atomic Physics, and the Human Person -- 13 Societal Ramifications of the New Scientific Conception of Human Beings -- A Mathematical Model -- Further References
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general
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Title:Integrative Biophysics Biophotonics
Author(s):
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (504 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-0373-4
Contents:to integrative biophysics -- Bio-electromagnetism -- Developmental biology and physics of today -- Cellular and molecular aspects of integrative biophysics -- Physical basis and applications of delayed luminescence -- Biological
effects of electromagnetic fields on living cells -- Detectors for the quantized electromagnetic field -- Detection of photon emission from biological systems -- Photon emission from perturbed and dying organisms — the concept of
photon cycling in biological systems -- Mitogenetic radiation, biophotons and non-linear oxidative processes in aqueous media -- Biophotons: Ultraweak photons in cells -- Biophotons — background, experimental results, theoretical
approach and applications -- The physical basis of life -- Definition of consciousness. Impossible and unnecessary?
ISBN:9789401703734
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Keywords: Physics , Biochemistry , Plant science , Botany , Thermodynamics , Condensed matter , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Physics , Thermodynamics , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Biochemistry, general , Plant Sciences , Condensed Matter Physics , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Title:Thirty Five Years of Automating Mathematics
Author(s):
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (320 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-0253-9
Contents:A Mathematical Model for Biological Memory and Consciousness -- Towards an Interactive Mathematical Proof Mode -- Recent Results in Type Theory and their Relationship to Automath -- Linear Contexts, Sharing Functors: Techniques for
Symbolic Computation -- De Bruijn’s Automath and Pure Type Systems -- Hoare Logic with Explicit Contexts -- Transitive Closure and the Mechanization of Mathematics -- Polymorphic Type-checking for the Ramified Theory of Types of
Principia Mathematica -- Termination in ACL2 using Multiset Relations -- The ?-Calculus in FM -- Proof Development with ?mega: The Irrationality of % MathType!MTEF!2!1!+- % feaagCart1ev2aaatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbuLwBLn %
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ISBN:9789401702539
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Series:Applied Logic Series: 28
Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science , Mathematical logic , Mathematical optimization , Mathematics , Mathematical Logic and Foundations , Mathematics of Computing , Optimization , Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation
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Title:Time, Quantum and Information
Author(s):
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (454 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-10557-3
Contents:I Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and His Role in the Physics of the 20th Century -- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and The Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Society -- The Role of the Physicist in the Nuclear Age -- “The Atomic Bomb Reveals the
Political Responsibility of Science” -- On the Unfathomableness of Consciousness by Consciousness -- II Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Contributions to Nuclear and Astrophysics and Their Impact on the Development of Physics --
Introduction: From the Atomic Nucleus to Cosmic Vortex Systems -- The Origins of Nuclear Physics and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Semi-Empirical Mass Formula -- Thermonuclear Processes in Stars and Stellar Neutrinos -- Comets:
Fascinating Cosmic Objects -- The Spectrum of Turbulence -- From Dust Disks to Planetary Systems -- III The Unity of Nature and the Nature of Time -- Science and Its Relation to Nature in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Natural Philosophy --
C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Philosophy of Science and the Nature of Time -- What Is Missing? — The Fundamental Role of Time in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Conception of Physics and Some Insights from Modern Neuroscience -- Irreversibility via
Semichaos -- Remarks on Fractional Time -- The Dynamics of Modelling -- IV The Structure of Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation -- An Introduction to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Program for a Reconstruction of Quantum Theory --
Interpreting Quantum Mechanics — in the Light of Quantum Logic -- On the Interpretation of Quantum Theory — from Copenhagen to the Present Day -- Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities -- Information and Fundamental Elements of the
Structure of Quantum Theory -- Multiple Quantization in Fock Space -- V The Ur-Hypothesis and Its Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology -- The Ur-Hypothesis -- The Momentum Eigenstates and the Lorentz-Invariant State -- C.F.
von Weizsäcker’s Reconstruction of Physics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow -- The Operational Structure of Spacetime -- Ur Theory and Space-Time Structure -- Weizsäcker’s Ur Theory — A Cosmological Point of View -- Ur Theory and
Cosmological Phase Transition -- Phase Transitions in an Expanding Universe: Paul Roman’s Models and Some Remarks on Entropy -- C. F. von Weizsäcker: Biographical Data and Selected Bibliography in Physics -- The Authors
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Keywords: Physics , Political science , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general , Political Science
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Title:The Little Book of Time
Author(s): Klaus Mainzer
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (176 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-4332-6
Contents:1 Time in the Classical and Medieval Worldviews -- 2 Time in the Worldview of Classical Physics -- 3 Relativistic Spacetime -- 4 Time and the Quantum World -- 5 Time and Thermodynamics -- 6 Time and Life -- 7 Time and Consciousness --
8 Time in History and Culture -- Further Reading
ISBN:9781475743326
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Keywords: Physics , History , Life sciences , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History of Science , Life Sciences, general , Biomedicine general
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Title:Creating Internet Intelligence Wild Computing, Distributed Digital Consciousness, and the Emerging Global Brain
Author(s): Ben Goertzel
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (330 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-0561-7
Contents:1. The Coming Evolution -- 1 MIND AS NETWORK -- 2. A Practical Definition of Intelligence -- 3. Elements of a Philosophy of Mind -- 4. Complexity and Emergence -- 5. The Psynet Model of Mind -- 2 RECONCEPTUALIZING THE INTERNET -- 6.
The Network Is the Computer Is the Mind (Is the World) -- 7. A Fourfold Model of Internet Information Space -- 8. The Internet Economy as a Complex System -- 9. The Emerging Global Brain -- 3 BUILDING INTERNET MINDS AND WORLDS -- 10.
Systematizing Internet Agent Interactions -- 11. Webworld -- 12. Webmind -- 13. Webmind on the Commercial Net -- 14. Toward Superhuman Intelligence -- 15. An Initial Architecture for Internet Intelligence -- References -- Appendix 1.
Specification of the KNOW Knowledge -- Appendix 2. Goertzel versus Rosen -- Appendix 3. A Formal Vocabulary for Complexity Science -- Appendix 4. Design for an Evolutionary Quantum Compute -- Appendix 5. Universe as Network
ISBN:9781461505617
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Series:International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering: 18
Keywords: Computer science , Philosophy of mind , Philosophy , Artificial intelligence , Computer Science , Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) , Philosophy of Mind , Philosophy of Technology
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Title:The Physicists’ View of Nature Part 2: The Quantum Revolution
Author(s): Amit Goswami
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (343 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-0527-3
Contents:1 From Classical Physics to Quantum Physics: A Still Aborning Paradigm Shift -- 2 Can We Determine the Metaphysics Underlying Reality? -- 3 Planck Takes a Quantum Leap -- 4 Einstein’s Photons -- 5 The Bohr Atom -- 6 The Discovery of
Quantum Mechanics -- 7 Possibility Waves, Uncertainty, and Complementarity -- 8 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 9 Atoms and Light -- 10 Atoms and Chemistry -- 11 The World of Nuclei -- 12 Elementary Particle Physics: The Quest for
Elementarity -- 13 More Quantum Technology: Solid State Physics -- 14 Quantum Nonlocality -- 15 The Paradox of Schrödinger’s Cat -- 16 Speculations About the Brain: Consciousness Within the Quantum -- 17 Consciousness Enters Physics --
18 The Idealist Interpretation -- 19 A Summary Tour of Quantumland -- 20 From Deep to Deeper to Deepest Ecology -- 21 The reconciliation with David Bohm’s Physics -- 22 The Gifts of Quantum Physics -- 23 Quantum Creativity -- 24
Integrating Dualities -- 25 Quantum Cosmology and Consciousness -- 26 Anomalies in Biology and the Need for a Paradigm Shift -- 27 Toward a Paradigm Shift in Biology -- 28 What Is Life? -- 29 The Quantum Theory of Punctuated
Equilibrium -- 30 Evolution and Morphogenesis -- 31 Creativity in Biological Systems -- 32 Consciousness and Evolution -- 33 The Challenge of Trans-Modernism -- 34 Epilogue: God and the Physicists* View of Nature
ISBN:9781461505273
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Keywords: Physics , History , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Physics , Physics, general , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History, general , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Physics
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Title:Information Theory and Quantum Physics Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process
Author(s): Herbert S Green
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (244 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-57162-6
Contents:1. First Principles -- 1.1 Relativity and Equivalence -- 1.2 Action -- 1.3 Information and Probability -- 1.4 Uncertainty and Indeterminacy -- 2. Quantal Bits -- 2.1 Creation and Annihilation -- 2.2 Classical Geometry on a Sphere --
2.3 Spin and Rotation -- 2.4 Lorentz Transformations -- 2.5 Translations in Space and Time -- 2.6 Elementary String Theory -- 2.7 Summary -- 3. Events in Space and Time -- 3.1 Projective Geometries -- 3.2 Classical Geometry of
Space-Time -- 3.3 Changes of Observational Frame -- 3.4 Events as Quantal Information -- 3.5 Fermions in Space-Time -- 3.6 Summary -- 4. Quantal ‘Tapes’ -- 4.1 Representation of States of Higher Spin -- 4.2 Maxwell’s Equations and the
Photon -- 4.3 Systems of Fermions -- 4.4 Bosons -- 4.5 Observables with Continuous Spectra -- 4.6 Summary -- 5. Observables and Information -- 5.1 Relativistic and Non-relativistic Approximations -- 5.2 Non-relativistic Quantum
Mechanics -- 5.3 Uncertainty Relations -- 5.4 Special Relativistic Quantum Mechanics -- 5.5 Selected and Unselected Observables -- 5.6 The Fundamental Observables of Physics -- 5.7 Statistical Physics -- 5.8 Theory of Electrolytes --
5.9 Summary -- 6. Quantized Field Theories -- 6.1 Free Field Theories -- 6.2 Interacting Fields -- 6.3 Quantum Electrodynamics -- 6.4 Gauge Groups and String Theories -- 7. Gravitation -- 7.1 Geometry in Terms of Quantal Information --
7.2 Quantum Geometry -- 7.3 Einstein’s Gravitational Field Equations -- 7.4 Quantal Embedding -- 7.5 Gauge Theories with Gravitation -- 7.6 Summary -- 8. Measurement and the Observer -- 8.1 Detectors and Measuring Devices -- 8.2 Qubits
of Fluctuating Electrolytic Potentials -- 8.3 Cells and Membranes -- 8.4 The Animal Cortex -- 8.5 Theory of Consciousness -- 8.6 Consciousness in Nature -- A. Appendix: Matrices -- A.1 Definitions and Elementary Properties -- A.1.1
Direct Products and Vector Subscripts -- A.1.2 The Imaginary Unit as a Matrix -- A.2 Determinants -- A.3 Eigenvalues of Matrices -- A.3.1 Reduction of a Finite Matrix to Spectral Form -- A.3.2 Representation of Observables by Matrices
-- A.4 The Factorization Method -- A.5 Continuous Eigenvalues -- A.6 Parafermion Representations of Lie Algebras
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Keywords: Physics , Coding theory , Quantum physics , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Coding and Information Theory , Quantum Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , Mathematical Methods in Physics , Numerical and Computational Physics
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Title:Biophotons
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Date:1998
Size:1 online resource (414 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-0928-6
Contents:Photophysical reactions in cells -- Weak light emission from bacteria and their interaction with culture media -- Biophotons and defense response in plants -- Experimental examination on the possible optical interaction between two
separate cell populations -- Luminometry in cellular stress research -- UV-induced DNA damage and repair: A powerful light trapping system in DNA in order to convert light energy into biochemical signals -- The photon count statistic
study on the photon emission from biological systems using a new coincidence counting system -- Weak photon emission of non-linear chemical reactions of amino acids and sugars in aqueous solutions -- Coherence and biophoton emission as
investigated on Acetabularia Acetabulum -- Biophoton emission from developing eggs and embryos: Non-linearity, wholistic properties and indications of energy transfer -- Measuring weak light signals not far from the noise level --
Measurement of low-level emission under lab conditions -- Whole-body counting of biophotons and its relation to biological rhythms -- Fluorescence imaging technique for detection of human melanoma -- Electro-luminescence and its
application -- Biological organization: a possible mechanism based on the coherence of “biophotons” -- Do we always need to know molecular origin of light emitted by living systems? -- The physical background and the informational
character of biophoton emission -- Photon emission of cereal seeds, “biophotons” as a measure of germinative ability and vigour -- Biophotons and nonclassical light -- Coherent nature of biophotons: experimental evidence and
phenomenological model -- Quantum coherence and the understanding of life -- The concepts of coherence and “binding problem” as applied to life and consciousness realms -- Holism and field theories in biology -- Coherence in art and in
the physical basis of consciousness -- Author Index
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Keywords: Physics , Evolutionary biology , Biophysics , Biological physics , Environmental engineering , Biotechnology , Physics , Biophysics and Biological Physics , Evolutionary Biology , Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
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Title:Synergetics of Measurement, Prediction and Control
Author(s): Igor Grabec
Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (458 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-60336-5
Contents:1. Introduction -- 1.1 Goal -- 1.2 Relation to Other Scientific Fields -- 1.3 Plan of the Monograph -- 2. A Quantitative Description of Nature -- 2.1 Synergetics of Natural Phenomena -- 2.2 A Description of Nature -- 2.3 Fundamentals
of Quantitative Description -- 2.4 Fundamentals of Physical Laws -- 2.5 The Random Character of Physical Variables -- 2.6 Expression of Natural Laws by Differential Equations -- 2.7 Methods of Empirical Modeling -- 2.8 Introduction to
Modeling by Neural Networks -- 3. Transducers -- 3.1 The Role of Sensors and Actuators -- 3.2 Sensors and Actuators of Biological Systems -- 3.3 Operational Characteristics of Transducers -- 3.4 Fabricated Transducers -- 3.5
Transducers in Intelligent Measurement Systems -- 3.6 Future Directions in Transducer Evolution -- 4. Probability Densities -- 4.1 Estimation of Probability Density -- 5. Information -- 5.1 Some Basic Ideas -- 5.2 Entropy of
Information -- 5.3 Properties of Information Entropy -- 5.4 Relative Information -- 5.5 Information Measure of Distance Between Distributions -- 6. Maximum Entropy Principles -- 6.1 Gibbs Maximum Entropy Principle -- 6.2 The Absolute
Maximum Entropy Principle -- 6.3 Quantization of Continuous Probability Distributions -- 7. Adaptive Modeling of Natural Laws -- 7.1 Probabilistic Modeler of Natural Laws -- 7.2 Optimization of Adaptive Modeler Performance -- 7.3
Stochastic Approach to Adaptation Laws -- 7.4 Stochastic Adaptation of a Vector Quantizer -- 7.5 Perturbation Method of Adaptation -- 7.6 Evolution of an Optimal Modeler and Perturbation Method -- 7.7 Parametric Versus Non-Parametric
Modeling -- 8. Self-Organization and Formal Neurons -- 8.1 Optimal Storage of Empirical Information in Discrete Systems -- 8.2 Adaptive Vector Quantization and Topological Mappings -- 8.3 Self-Organization Based on the Absolute
Maximum-Entropy Principle -- 8.4 Derivation of a Generalized Self-Organization Rule -- 8.5 Numerical Examples of Self-Organized Adaptation -- 8.6 Formal Neurons and the Self-Organization Process -- 9. Modeling by Non-Parametric
Regression -- 9.1 The Problem of an Optimal Prediction -- 9.2 Parzen’s Window Approach to General Regression -- 9.3 General Regression Modeler, Feedback and Recognition -- 9.4 Application of the General Regression Modeler -- 10. Linear
Modeling and Invariances -- 10.1 Relation Between Parametric Modeling and Invariances -- 10.2 Generalized Linear Regression Model -- 10.3 Sequential Adaptation of Linear Regression Model -- 10.4 Transition from the Cross- to
Auto-Associator -- 11. Modeling and Forecasting of Chaotic Processes -- 11.1 Modeling of Chaotic Processes -- 11.2 Examples of Chaotic Process Forecasting -- 11.3 Forecasting of Chaotic Acoustic Emission Signals -- 11.4 Empirical
Modeling of Non-Autonomous Chaotic Systems -- 11.5 Cascade Modeling of Chaos Generators -- 12. Modeling by Neural Networks -- 12.1 From Biological to Artificial Neural Networks -- 12.2 A Linear Associator -- 12.3 Multi-layer
Perceptrons and Back-Propagation Learning -- 12.4 Radial Basis Function Neural Networks -- 12.5 Equivalence of a Radial Basis Function NN and Perceptrons -- 13. Fundamentals of Intelligent Control -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Basic
Tasks of Intelligent Control -- 13.3 The Tracking Problem -- 13.4 Cloning -- 13.5 An Empirical Approach to Optimal Control -- 14. Self-Control and Biological Evolution -- 14.1 Modeling of Natural Phenomena by Biological Systems -- 14.2
Joint Modeling of Organism and Environment -- 14.3 An Operational Description of Consciousness -- 14.4 The Fundamental Problem of Evolution -- A. Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics -- A.1 Sample Points, Sample Space, Events and
Relations -- A.2 Probability -- A.3 Random Variables and Probability Distributions -- A.4 Averages and Moments -- A.5 Random Processes -- A.6 Sampling, Estimation and Statistics -- B. Fundamentals of Deterministic Chaos -- B.1
Instability of Chaotic Systems -- B.2 Characterization of Strange Attractors -- B.3 Experimental Characterization of Chaotic Phenomena -- References
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Keywords: Physics , Phase transitions (Statistical physics) , Biophysics , Biological physics , Physical measurements , Measurement , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Physics , Mathematical Methods in Physics , Numerical and Computational Physics , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Biophysics and Biological Physics , Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems
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Title:From Complexity to Creativity Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics
Author(s): Ben Goertzel
Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (376 p.)
Note:10.1007/b102389
Contents:The Complex Mind-Brain -- Dynamics, Evolution, Autopoiesis -- The Psynet Model -- A Theory of Cortical Dynamics -- Perception and Mindspace Curvature -- Formal Tools for Exploring Complexity -- Dynamics and Pattern -- Evolution and
Dynamics -- Magician Systems and Abstract Algebras -- Mathematical Structures in the Mind -- The Structure of Consciousness -- Fractals and Sentence Production -- Dream Dynamics -- Artificial Selfhood -- The World Wide Brain -- The
Dynamics of Self and Creativity -- Subself Dynamics -- Aspects of Human Personality Dynamics -- On the Dynamics of Creativity
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Series:IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering: 11
Keywords: Business , Management science , Political science , Mathematics , Complexity, Computational , Business and Management , Business and Management, general , Political Science , Mathematics, general , Complexity
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Title:Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal
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Date:1996
Size:1 online resource (408 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-015-8715-0
Contents:I. Bohmian Mechanics: Background and Fundamentals -- The Causal Quantum Theory Program -- Bohmian Mechanics as the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics -- Pilot-Wave Theory of Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology -- Contextuality in Bohmian
Mechanics -- Global Existence and Uniqueness of Bohmian Trajectories -- Scattering Theory from a Bohmian Perspective -- Is Quantum Mechanics Universal? -- II. Applications and Further Developments of Bohmian Mechanics -- The
“Tunneling-Time Problem” for Electrons -- Local Bohmian Mechanics -- About Position Measurements Which Do Not Show the Bohmian Particle Position -- An Ontological Interpretation of Boson Fields -- De Broglie, Bohm and the Boson -- A
Realistic Formulation of Quantum Field Theory -- Attaching Theories of Consciousness to Bohmian Quantum Mechanics -- III. Historical, Conceptual and Philosophical Perspectives Related to Bohmian Mechanics -- Bohm and the
“Inevitability” of Acausality -- On the Interpretation of Bohmian Mechanics -- Tension in Bohm’s Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- An Epistemological Critique of Bohmian Mechanics -- Elementary Quantum Metaphysics -- Space-Time in
the Quantum World -- Cause and Effect in the Pilot-Wave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- Is the Bohm Theory Local? -- IV. Comparisons with Some Other Programs -- Modal Interpretations and Bohmian Mechanics -- Remarks on
Consistent Histories and Bohmian Mechanics -- Bohm’s Theory Versus Dynamical Reduction
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Series:Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science: 184
Keywords: Physics , History , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy of Science , History, general , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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Title:Philosophical Reflections and Syntheses
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Date:1995
Size:1 online resource (631 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-78374-6
Contents:Philosophical Reflections and Syntheses -- I Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics -- Discussion: Comments on Professor Putnam’s Comments -- Two Kinds of Reality -- Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics -- Epistemological Perspective on
Quantum Theory -- Reality and Quantum Mechanics / Realität and Quantenmechanik -- Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- The Limitations of Determinism -- The Nonrelativistic Nature of the Present Quantum Mechanical Measurement Theory
-- II Quantum-Mechanical Measuring Process -- The Measurement of Quantum-Mechanical Operators / Die Messung quantenmechanischer Operatoren -- Theory of Quantum-Mechanical Measurement / Theorie der quantenmechanischen Messung -- The
Problem of Measurement -- Some Comments Concerning Measurements in Quantum Mechanics -- On the Change of the Skew Information in the Process of Quantum-Mechanical Measurements -- The Subject of Our Discussions -- The Philosophical
Problem -- Questions of Physical Theory -- On Bub’s Misunderstanding of Bell’s Locality Argument -- Review of the Quantum-Mechanical Measurement Problem -- III Consciousness -- Remarks on the Mind-Body Question -- The Place of
Consciousness in Modern Physics -- New Dimensions of Consciousness -- The Existence of Consciousness -- IV Symmetries -- Invariance in Physical Theory -- On the Law of Conservation of Heavy Particles -- Symmetry and Conservation Laws
-- The Role of Invariance Principles in Natural Philosophy -- Events, Laws of Nature, and Invariance Principles (Nobel address) -- Events, Laws of Nature, and Invariance Principles -- Violations of Symmetry in Physics -- Symmetry
Principles in Old and New Physics -- Symmetry in Nature -- V Relativity -- Relativistic Invariance and Quantum Phenomena -- Relativistic Equations in Quantum Mechanics -- VI Nuclear Physics -- On the Development of the Compound Nucleus
Model -- Summary of the Conference (Properties of Nuclear States, Montreal 1969) -- Summary of the Conference (Polarization Phenomena, Madison 1971) -- Introductory Talk (Statistical Properties of Nuclei) -- Concluding Remarks
(Symmetry Properties of Nuclei, Solvay Conference 1970) -- VII Broader Philosophical Essays -- The Limits of Science -- The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences -- The Growth of Science — Its Promise and
Its Dangers -- Physics and the Explanation of Life -- On Some of Physics’ Problems -- Physics and Its Relation to Human Knowledge -- The Problems, Future and Limits of Science -- The Extension of the Area of Science -- The Glorious
Days of Physics -- Some Problems of Our Natural Sciences
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Series:The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner, Part B Historical, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Papers : B / 6
Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Mathematics , Physics , Physics, general , Philosophy, general , Mathematics, general
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Title:How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN
Author(s): John C Eccles
Date:1994
Size:1 online resource (2 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-49224-2
Contents:In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominent names in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced
dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist 'doctrines' of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt, co-authored by the quantum physicist F. Beck, to explain the mind-brain interaction via a
quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to
neurophysiology. Contents: The Problem -- Dualist-Interactionism - My story -- Commentaries on the Mind-Brain Problem -- New Light on the Mind-Brain Problem: How mental events could influence neural events -- Do mental events cause
neural events analogously to the probability fields of quantum mechanics?- A unitary hypothesis of mind-brain interaction in the cerebral cortex -- Evolution of Consciousness -- Evolution of complexity of the brain with the emergence
of consciousness -- Quantum Aspects of Brain Activity and the Role of Consciousness -- The Self and its Brain: The Ultimate Synthesis
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Keywords: Physics , Biophysics , Biological physics , Physics , Biophysics and Biological Physics
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Title:Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Henry Pierce Stapp
Date:1993
Size:1 online resource (249 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-08765-7
Contents:I Introduction -- 1 ... and then a Miracle Occurs -- 2 A Quantum Theory of Consciousness -- II Theory -- 3 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 4 Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics -- 5 Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection
-- 6 A Quantum Theory of the Mind-Brain Interface -- III Implications -- 7 Mind, Matter, and Pauli -- 8 Choice and Meaning in the Quantum Universe -- 9 Future Achievements to Be Gained through Science -- 10 A Quantum Conception of Man
-- 11 Quantum Theory and the Place of Mind in Nature -- IV Appendices -- A Mathematical Model -- Further References
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy of mind , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy of Mind , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Bioastronomy The Search for Extraterrestial Life — The Exploration Broadens Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Bioastronomy Held at Val Cenis, Savoie, France, 18–23 June 1990
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Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (413 p.)
Note:10.1007/3-540-54752-5
Contents:Opening remarks -- The creation of free energy -- Particulate disks around main sequence stars -- Bursts of star formation in the local galactic disk and their implications for the origin and evolution of life around the sun and
nearby stars -- Testing theories of star formation -- Towards an estimate of the fration of stars with planets from velocities of high precision -- On the feasibility of extra-solar planetary detection at very low ratio frequencies --
The ESO microvariability Key Program and the detection of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs -- A proposal for the search of extrasolar planets by occultation -- Near-term prospects for extra-solar planet detection: The astrometric
imaging telescope -- A search for T-Tauri stars based on the IRAS Point Source Catalog -- How many single stars among solar-type stars? -- Habitable planetary orbits around ? centauri and other binaries -- The search for protostars --
The habitability of Mars-like planets around main sequence stars -- Planetary accretion debris and IR excesses in open stellar clusters -- Lithium abundances as a probe of the early evolution of solar-type stars -- Low-amplitude
stellar velocity variations: Other possibilities -- Some recent developments in interstellar chemistry -- The formation of long chains of carbon atoms in space -- Hydrogen cyanide polymerization: A preferred cosmochemical pathway --
PAHs: Very abundant organic molecules in the interstellar medium -- Primitive evolution: Early information transfer and catalysis by purines -- The search for H2O in extraterrestrial environments -- Self-assembly properties of
primitive organic compounds -- Cometary studies: Bioastronomical perspectives -- Origin of the biosphere of the earth -- Carbon-rich micrometeorites and prebiotic synthesis -- Titan's atmosphere probed by stellar occultation -- Study
of transmitted light through Titans atmosphere -- UV radiation fields in dense clouds: Photochemical effects -- Prebiotic chemistry in planetary environments -- Terrestrial accretion of prebiotic volatiles and organic molecules during
the heavy bombardment -- Geophysiology and habitable zones around sun-like stars -- Exobiological habitats: An overview -- Habitable zones for earth-like planets around main sequence stars -- Titan's atmosphere from voyager infrared
observations: Parallels and differences with the primitive earth -- Liquid water and life on early mars -- New interpretation of crustal extension evidences on mars -- Martian paleohydrology and its implications for exobiology science
-- Boundaries of the earth's biosphere -- The impact of technology on SETI -- RFI surveys at selected radio observatories -- A 1 Hz resolution RFI survey: Preliminary results -- The SERENDIP II SETI project: Observations and RFI
analysis -- SETI: On the telescope and on the drawing board -- Project of ETI signal search at the wavelength 1.47 mm -- A SETI search technique: Monitor stars to which we have sent signals -- Radio search for alien space probes --
Karhunen-Loève versus Fourier transform for SETI -- On the strategy of SETI -- Pan-Galactic puise periods and the pulse window for SETI -- Cosmic background radiation limits for SETI -- VLBI and interstellar scattering tests for SETI
signals -- A test for the interstellar contact channel hypothesis in SETI -- The SETI program of the Planetary Society -- Trying to do science using high spectral resolution SETI prototypes -- The summit of the CBR at mm wavelengths
and other queries -- The potential contribution of the northern cross radiotelescope to the SETI program -- A proposal for a SETI global network -- A search for Dyson spheres around late-type stars in the Iras catalog -- Gravitational,
plasma, and black-hole lenses for interstellar communications -- SETI through the gamma-ray window: A search for interstellar spacecraft -- Criteria of artificiality in SETI -- The antecedents of consciousness: Evolving the
“intelligent” ability to simulate situations and contemplate the consequences of novel courses of action -- Cognition in an African Grey parrot -- Archaeology in space: Encountering Alien Trash and other remains -- Biological
constraints on interstellar travel -- A philosophical approach to the extraterrestrial life issue -- The intrinsic limit to the speed of innovation and its relevance for the question “where are they?” -- SETI searches with the 70m
SUFFA radio telescope -- Strategy of the mutual search for civilizations by means of probes -- Connections: Life on Earth and atoms in the Universe -- From the physical world to the biological universe: Historical developments
underlying SETI -- A possible way for evolution of the intellect of intelligent beings -- SETI as a science -- May there be an ultimate goal to the cosmic evolution? -- Evolutionary approach to the SETI problem -- Peace among the
factions: Cooling tempers in the extraterrestrial life debate -- The likely organizational order of advanced intelligences -- The role of comprehensive perception in tradition -- Technical evolution and positive feedback -- Contact
paranoia and pronoia: An anthropologist looks at SETI -- The declaration of principles for activities following the detection of extraterrestrial intelligence -- The consequences of contact: Views of the scientific community and the
science media -- Selection criteria in bioastronomy: Excerpts from a panel discussion -- Summary of scientific content of the symposium
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Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Space sciences , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Geophysics/Geodesy
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Title:Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality
Author(s): Franco Selleri
Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (374 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-1862-7
Contents:1 / Quantum Theorists and the Physical World -- 1.1. Three Central Questions about Physics -- 1.2. The Older Generation -- 1.3. The Middle Generation -- 1.4. The Younger Generation -- 1.5. Conclusions -- 2 / Is Quantum Mechanics a
Complete Theory? -- 2.1. The Problem of Completeness and of Hidden Variables -- 2.2. De Broglie’s Paradox -- 2.3. The Spin-1/2 System in Quantum Mechanics -- 2.4. A Simple Proof of von Neumann’s Theorem -- 2.5. The Theorem is not
General Enough -- 2.6. Von Neumann’s Theorem: Assumptions, Definitions, and Results -- 2.7. General Proof of von Neumann’s Theorem -- 2.8. Jauch and Piron’s Theorem -- 2.9. The Debate on Impossibility Proofs -- 3 / The Wave—Particle
Duality -- 3.1. Duality for Photons -- 3.2. Duality for Neutrons -- 3.3. Einstein’s Discovery of Duality -- 3.4. De Broglie’s Duality -- 3.5. Schrödinger’s Waves -- 3.6. Bohr’s Complementarity -- 3.7. Fock’s Relativity with Respect to
the Means of Observation -- 3.8. Heisenberg Beyond Complementarity -- 3.9. The Consciousness Interpretation -- 3.10. Delayed Choices -- 3.11. How to do what Complementarity Forbids -- 4 / Properties of Quantum Waves -- 4.1. Quantum
Waves and Quantum Potential -- 4.2. Experiments on the Nature of Duality -- 4.3. Stimulated Emission -- 4.4. Quantitative Empty Wave Amplification -- 4.5. Two Further Experimental Proposals -- 4.6. Triple-Slit Experiments -- 4.7. The
Bohm—Aharonov Effect -- 4.8. Further Ideas about Wave—Particle Duality -- 5 / The Einstein—Podolsky—Rosen Paradox -- 5.1. The Original Formulation -- 5.2. Bohr’s Answer -- 5.3. Two Types of State Vectors -- 5.4. Spin States for Two
Particles -- 5.5. Reality and Separability -- 5.6. The EPR Paradox: Quantum Mechanics Complete -- 5.7. The EPR Paradox: Quantum Mechanics not Complete -- 5.8. From Theory to Practice -- 5.9. The Experimental Information -- 5.10.
Solution 1: Modifying the Past -- 5.11. Solution 2: Superluminal Connections -- 5.12. Solution 3: New Definitions of Probability -- 5.13. Solution 4: Modifications of Quantum Theory -- 6 / The EPR Paradox in the Real World -- 6.1.
Criticisms of Einstein Locality -- 6.2. Probabilistic Einstein Locality -- 6.3. New Proof of Bell’s Inequality -- 6.4. Probabilities for Pairs of Correlated Systems -- 6.5. A New Factorizability Condition -- 6.6. All the Inequalities
of Einstein Locality -- 6.7. Tests of the EPR Paradox in Particle Physics -- 6.8. On the Possibility of New Experiments -- 6.9. Variable Probabilities -- 7 / Perspectives of Physical Realism -- 7.1. Objectivity of Scientific Knowledge
-- 7.2. Mathematics and Reality -- 7.3. The Role of History of Physics -- 7.4. Fragmentation of Modern Physics -- 7.5. Niels Bohr and Philosophy -- 7.6. Quantum Physics and Biological Sciences -- 7.7. Forms of Physical Realism
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Physics , Quantum Physics , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Psychology A Behavioral Overview
Author(s): Alan Poling
Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (395 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-7694-5
Contents:1: The Study of Behavior -- What Is Psychology? -- A Brief History of Behaviorism -- The Behavioral Perspective -- Defining Behavior -- Three Myths Concerning Behaviorism -- 2: Science and Psychology -- Characteristics of Science --
Inadequate Explanations of Behavior -- Psychological Theories -- Objections to a Science of Behavior -- Science and Pseudoscience -- 3: Research Methods -- What Is Research? -- General Research Strategies -- Experimentation -- 4:
Evolution and Behavior -- Historical Overview -- Natural Selection -- Genetics -- Evolution in Action -- Evolution of Behavior -- 5: Physiology and Behavior -- Sensation -- Sensation versus Perception -- Neurons -- The Peripheral
Nervous System -- The Central Nervous System -- Effectors -- 6: Learning -- Respondent Conditioning -- Operant Conditioning -- Reinforcement -- Stimulus Control -- Shaping and Chaining -- Punishment -- Rule-Governed Behavior -- The
Importance of Operant Conditioning -- 7: Language, Consciousness, and Memory -- Language -- Consciousness -- Memory -- The Information-Processing Model -- Summary -- 8: Child Development -- Conception and Prenatal Development -- Birth
and Postnatal Development -- Motor Development -- Visual Development -- Cognitive Behavioral Development: Piaget’s Analysis -- The Development of Social Behavior -- Emotional Development -- Intelligence and Its Development -- 9:
Personality -- A Psychoanalytic Theory -- A Humanistic Theory -- A Constitutional Theory -- A Trait Theory -- A Behavioral Theory -- 10: Social Psychology -- Social Cognition: Attitudes and Behavior -- Social Influence -- Social
Relations -- Social Psychology and Behavior Analysis -- 11: Abnormal Behavior -- What Makes Behavior Troublesome? -- Mental Illness -- Mental Retardation -- Drug Abuse -- 12: Applications of Behavioral Psychology -- Community and
Environmental Problems -- Business and Industry -- Clinical Applications -- Behavioral Medicine -- General Education -- Educating Developmentally Disabled Persons -- Conclusions -- References
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Keywords: Psychology , Behavioral therapy , Experiential research , Psychology , Psychology Research , Behavioral Therapy
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Title:Bell’s Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe
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Date:1989
Size:1 online resource (330 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-0849-4
Contents:On a Theory of the Collapse of the Wave Function -- On the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics -- A New Characteristic of a Quantum System Between Two Measurements — A “Weak Value” -- Can the Quantum Measurement Process be put
into QED? -- Chained Bell Inequalities -- From George Boole to John Bell — The Origins of Bell’s Inequality -- The Logic of Quantum Nonseparability -- Bell’s Theorem and Mermin’s Gedanken Experiment -- Searching for Mutually Unbiased
Observables -- Going Beyond Bell’s Theorem -- Quantum Field Theory, Bell’s Inequalities and the Problem of Hidden Variables -- What Locality Isn’t: A Response to Jarrett -- Bell’s Theorem: The Forgotten Loophole and How to Exploit It
-- Are More Economical Escapes From Bell’s Strictures Possible? -- Concerning Theories Free From Bell’s Constraint -- The EPR Paradox, Actions at a Distance and the Theory of Relativity -- Conditionals, Probability and Bell’s Theorem
-- Relativity and Probability, Classical or Quantal -- Relativistic Probability Amplitudes and State Preparation -- Non-Linearity and Post-Bell Quantum Mechanics -- Observable Effects of the Uncertainty Relations in the Covariant Phase
Space Representation of Quantum Mechanics -- Geometry of Cyclic Quantum Evolutions -- On the Computer Simulation of the EPR-Bohm Experiment -- Discrete Phase-Space Model for Quantum Mechanics -- A Possible Explanation of Quantum
Mechanics Behavior by a Classical Cellular Automaton Construction -- Quantum Mechanical Information is Ubiquitous -- The Unobservability of Spinor Structure -- Teaching QM: True, Trivial, Inevitable -- Quantum Cosmology and Quantum
Mechanics -- Cosmology, EPR Correlations and Separability -- Bell’s Theorem: Form and Information in the Quantum Theory -- Horizons of Knowledge in Cosmology -- The Ontological Status of the Cosmological Singularity -- Quantum
Cosmological Generality of Inflation in Anisotropic Spacetime -- Mass Generation in the Early Universe -- Massive Photons and Monopoles -- The Large-Scale Streaming of Galaxies -- The Numerically Simple Universe -- Size of a Least Unit
-- Bell, Book and Candle: The Limning of a Mystery -- Complementarity and Space-Time Description -- Complementarity and Cosmology -- Quantum Ontologies -- Henry P. Stapp on Quantum Theory and Reality -- For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Plea
for Fundamental Ontology -- The Role of Consciousness in Physical Reality -- The Significance of Human Observation in Measurement in Quantum Mechanics The Nature of the Traditional Separation Between Psychology and Physics -- The
Universe in the Light of Contemporary Scientific Developments -- Name Index
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Philosophy of Science
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Title:The Concept of Probability Proceedings of the Delphi Conference, October 1987, Delphi, Greece
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Date:1989
Size:1 online resource (449 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-1175-8
Contents:Following SchrÖdinger’s Thoughts -- Letter from SchrÖdinger to Einstein, 18 November 1950 -- SchrÖdinger’s thoughts on perfect knowledge -- Concerning SchrÖdinger’s question: is Democritus of Planck the founder of quantum theory? --
SchrÖdinger’s reception of Greek atomism -- Probability and Quantum Mechanics -- Probability theory in quantum mechanics -- Measurement and amplitudes -- Representations of quantum logics and transition probability spaces --
Probability in quantum mechanics -- Aspects of the Arguments on Nonlocality, Bell’s Theorem and EPR Correlations -- Bell’s theorem: a counterexample that agrees with the quantum formalism -- Quantum probability and quantum potential
approach to quantum mechanics -- Time and enhancement: two possible local explanations for the EPR puzzle -- On Bell-type inequalities in quantum logics -- Physical meaning of the performed experiments concerning the EPR paradox --
Comments on the “uncontrollable” character of non-locality -- Real or Gedanken Experiments and their Interpretation -- Some basic differences between the Copenhagen and de Broglie interpretation of quantum mechanics leading to
practical experiments -- Search for new tests of the EPR paradox from elementary particle physics -- On the role of consciousness in random physical processes -- Recent experiments in the foundations of quantum mechanics -- Numerical
simulations of reduction of wavepackets -- Description of experiments in physics: a dynamical approach -- The physical quantities in the radndom data of neutron interferometry -- Questions About Irreversibility and Stochasticity --
Intrinsic irreversibility in classical and quantum mechanics -- A new challenge for statistical mechanics -- Quantum stochastic calculus as a unifying force in physics and probability -- On the search of the time operator since
SchrÖdinger -- Stochastic optics: a wave theory of light based on classical probabilities -- Quasiprobability distributions in quantum optics -- Stochastic-dynamical approach to quantum mechanics -- Epistemology, Interpretation And
Conjecture -- Relativity and probability, classical and quantal -- Classical and quantum probabilities -- The ensemble interpretation of probability -- Qm axiom representations with imaginary and transfinite numbers and exponentials --
A change in paradigm: a realistic Copenhagen interpretation (realism without hidden variables) -- Pythia and Tyche: an eternal golden braid -- Quanta of action and probability -- Comments on Popper’s interpretations of probability --
Van Fraassen’s constructive empiricism and the concept of probability -- Unification of the concepts of quantum ensembles and potential possibilities
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Probabilities , Quantum physics , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Quantum Physics , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Three Concepts of Time
Author(s): Kenneth G Denbigh
Date:1981
Size:1 online resource (180 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-68082-3
Contents:I. Time as a Many-Tiered Construct -- 1. The Problem Situation -- 2. The Objectivity1 of Time -- 3. The Objectivity2 of Time -- 4. The Problem of ‘The Present’ -- II. Temporal Processes -- 5. The Interplay of Chance and Causality --
6. Thermodynamics and the Temporal Asymmetries -- 7. Temporal Ongoings in Biology -- 8. Time and Consciousness -- References
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Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematics , Mathematics, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-1978-9781461262879:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Study of Time III Proceedings of the Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Alpbach—Austria
Author(s):
Date:1978
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
Size:1 online resource (727 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-6287-9
Contents:I. Prolegomena -- Metaphysical Presuppositions and the Study of Time -- Levels of Language in Discourse about Time -- II. Physics -- The Third Storm of the Twentieth Century: The Einstein Paradox -- Space-Time Singularities in
Cosmology and Black Hole Evaporation -- Beneath Time: Explorations in Quantum Topology -- Thermodynamics, Cosmology, and the Physical Constants -- On Two Fundamental Laws of Nature and the Role of Time in Time-Space Manifold -- The
Theory of Space-like Time -- III. Living Clocks -- Biological Clocks and Their Synchronizers -- The Living Clocks of Marine Organisms -- The Measurement of Biological and Social Changes -- IV. Subjective Time -- Time, Memory, and
Affect: Experimental Studies of the Subjective Past -- Future Time Perspective and Ego Strength -- V. Past, Present, and Future -- The Objectivity, or Otherwise, of the Present -- Ideas of Beginnings and Endings in Cosmology -- The
Past and the Future -- The Boundaries of the Notion of Time -- VI. Society -- Temporal Inventories and Time Structuring in Large Organizations -- The Individual and Society -- City Rhythms -- The Study of Time in Poland,
Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union -- VII. Literature and the Arts -- Fiction: The Language of Time — Thomas Mann and James Joyce -- The Eternal Moment: D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow and Women in Love -- The Changing Iconography of
Father Time -- Time in the Musical Consciousness of Old High Civilizations — East and West -- Poiesis: Time and Artistic Discourse -- VIII. Christianity Hinduism, Mithraism -- Time, Space, and Freewill: The Leibniz-Clarke
Correspondence -- The Concept of Time in the Mithraic Mysteries -- Time and Sacrifice — The Sacrifice of Time and the Ritual of Modernity
ISBN:9781461262879
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Keywords: Physics , Mathematics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Mathematics, general
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Title:Vigilance Theory, Operational Performance, and Physiological Correlates
Author(s):
Date:1977
Size:1 online resource (862 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4684-2529-1
Contents:1: Introduction -- 2: Vigilance: Biology, Psychology, Theory, and Practice (Keynote Address) -- 3: Performance Decrement During Prolonged Night Driving -- 4: Validation of a Behavior Analysis Methodology: Variation of Vigilance in
Night Driving as a Function of the Rate of Carboxyhemoglobin -- 5: Effects of Listening to Car Radio, Experience, und Personality of the Driver on Subsidiary Reaction Time and Heart Rate in a Long-Term Driving Task -- 6: Comparison of
Performance and Physiological Changes Between Drivers Who Perform Well and Poorly During Prolonged Vehicular Operation -- 7: Circadian Performance Rhythms: Experimental Studies in Air Operations -- 8: Fatigue, Circadian Rhythm, and
Truck Accidents -- 9: Neurophysiological Vigilance Indicators and Operational Analysis of a Train Vigilance Monitoring Device: A Laboratory and Field Study -- 10: Simultaneous Monitoring of a Number of Auditory Sonar Outputs -- 11:
Concurrence of Electroencephalographic and Performance Changes During a Simulated Radar Watch and Some Implications for the Arousal Theory of Vigilance -- 12: Physiological, Subjective, and Performance Correlates of Reported Boredom
and Monotony While Performing a Simulated Radar Control Task -- 13: The Function of Maintaining Concentration (TAF): An Approach to the Evaluation of Mental Stress -- 14: Vigilance Effects in Complex Inspection -- 15: Some EEG
Correlates of Sustained Attention -- 16: Cortical Evoked Potentials and Vigilance: A Decision Theory Analysis -- 17: Physiological Correlates of Performance in a Long Duration Repetitive Visual Task -- 18: The Effects of Various
Conditions on Subjective States and Critical Flicker Frequency -- 19: Vigilance and Split-Brain Research -- 20: Effects of Temporal Stressors on Vigilance and Information Processing -- 21: Arousing Stresses Increase Vigilance -- 22:
Biorhythm and Watch Rhythms: Hemeral Watch Rhythm and Anhemeral Watch Rhythm in Simulated Permanent Duty -- 23: Sleep Deprivation and the Vigilance of Anesthesiologists During Simulated Surgery -- 24: Sleep Deprivation, Arousal, and
Performance -- 25: A Study of the Combined Effects of Extended Driving and Heat Stress on Driver Arousal and Performance -- 26: A Taxonomic Analysis of Vigilance Performance -- 27: The Relationship Between Vigilance and Eye Movements
Induced by Vestibular Stimulation -- 28: The Effect of Mental Set and States of Consciousness on Vigilance Decrement: A Systematic Exploration -- 29: The Influence of Personality and Age on the Relationship Between Vigilance
Performance and Arousal Level -- 30: Psychological Processes in Sustained Attention -- 31: The Effects of Raised Signal and Noise Amplitude During the Course of Vigilance Tasks -- 32: Experiments on the Validity of Vigilance
Experiments -- 33: Adaptation to Decreasing Signal Probability -- 34: Signal Detection Theory Applied to Vigilance -- 35: An Update of Findings Regarding Vigilance and a Reconsideration of Underlying Mechanisms -- Participants --
Author Index
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Keywords: Psychology , Personality , Social psychology , Psychology , Personality and Social Psychology
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Title:Biofeedback and Behavior
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Date:1977
Size:1 online resource (532 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4684-2526-0
Contents:Section 1. Introduction -- 1. Biofeedback and behavior: Introduction to the Proceedings -- 2. A perspective on biofeedback -- 3. Biofeedback from the perspectives of cybernetics and systems science -- 4. Methodological and
technological issues in biofeedback research -- 5. Visceral feedback and the taste signal -- Section 2. Central Nervous System -- 6. Learned control of brain wave activity -- 7. Biofeedback method for locating the most controlled
responses of EEG alpha to visual stimulation -- 8. Alpha, biofeedback and arousal/activation -- 9. On the social psychology of experiential states associated with EEG alpha biofeedback training -- 10. Operant enhancement of EEG-theta
activity -- 11. Theta regulation and radar vigilance performance -- 12. Effects of sensorimotor EEG feedback training on sleep and clinical manifestations of epilepsy -- Section 3. Autonomic Nervous System -- 13. Visceral learning:
Cardiovascular conditioning in primates -- 14. Mechanisms of learned voluntary control of blood pressure in patients with generalised bodily paralysis -- 15. Visceral perception -- 16. The role of exteroceptive feedback in learned
electrodermal 261 and cardiac control: Some attractions of and problems with discrimination theory -- 17. Inter-effector influences in operant autonomic control -- 18. Biofeedback and physiological patterning in human emotion and
consciousness -- 19. Biofeedback and the regulation of complex psychological processes -- 20. Research on the specificity of feedback training: Implications for the use of biofeedback in the treatment of anxiety and fear -- 21.
Biofeedback, verbal instructions and the motor skills analogy -- 22. Pavlovian and operant-biofeedback procedures combined produce large-magnitude conditional heart-rate decelerations -- 23. Blood pressure control with pulse wave
velocity feedback: Methods of analysis and training -- 24. Coronary biofeedback: A challenge to bioengineering -- 25. Biofeedback control of stomach acid secretions and gastrointestinal reactions -- 26. Biofeedback as treatment for
cardiovascular disorders: A critical review -- 27. Biofeedback and meditation in the treatment of borderline hypertension -- Section 4. Skeletal Muscle System -- 28. Biofeedback and differential conditioning of response patterns in the
skeletal motor system -- 29. Biofeedback in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders -- 30. EMG feedback strategies in rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders -- 31. Why should muscular relaxation be clinically useful? Some data and
2½ models -- Section 5. Conclusion -- 32. Clinical implications of biofeedback -- 33. Contributions of biofeedback methods to the understanding 487 of visceral and central nervous system functions -- Name Index
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Keywords: Psychology , Psychotherapy , Clinical psychology , Psychology , Clinical Psychology , Psychotherapy
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Title:The Personal Experience of Time
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Date:1977
Size:1 online resource (296 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-4163-5
Contents:1 The Emergence of Human Awareness and Concepts of Time -- 2 Toward a Dialectical Interpretation of Time and Change -- 3 The Temporal Transition from Being Together to Being Alone: The Significance and Structure of Children’s Bedtime
Stories -- 4 Perception and Concept of Time: A Developmental Perspective -- 5 The Time of Youth -- 6 Memories of Tomorrow: On the Interpenetrations of Time in Later Life -- 7 Images, Values, and Concepts of Time in Psychological
Research -- 8 The Modern Consciousness and the Winged Chariot
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Keywords: Psychology , Neuropsychology , Cognitive psychology , Psychology , Cognitive Psychology , Neuropsychology
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Title:The Study of Time II Proceedings of the Second Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Lake Yamanaka-Japan
Author(s):
Date:1975
Size:1 online resource (486 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-50121-0
Contents:I. Aging -- Temporal Stages in the Development of the Self -- Time, Death and Ritual in Old Age -- II. Biological Rhythm -- Astronomical References in Biological Rhythms -- Cyclic States as Biological Space-Time Fields -- III. History
of Ideas -- The Concept of Time in Western Antiquity -- Nietzsche and the Concept of Time -- Temporality and Time in Hegel and Marx -- On Historical Time in the Works of Leibniz -- IV. Literature -- Four Phases of Time and Literary
Modernism -- V. Music -- The Structure of Time in Music: Traditional and Contemporary Ramifications and Consequences -- VI. Philosophy -- Human Temporality -- Structures of the ‘Living Present’: Husserl and Proust -- Temporal Passage
and Spatial Metaphor -- Time: Being or Consciousness Alone? — A Realist View -- Time and Ethics: How Is Morality Possible? -- What Time Is Not -- VII. Physics -- A Non-Causal Approach to Physical Time -- On the Origin of Indeterminacy
-- Laws of Physics and Ideas of Time -- Causality and Time -- VIII. Political Philosophy -- The History of Political Philosophy and the Myth of the Tradition -- IX. Psychology -- Events are Perceivable But Time Is Not -- Time
Experience and Memory Processes -- Time and the Structure of Human Cognition -- X. Society -- Time Structuring and Time Measurement: On the Interrelation Between Timekeepers and Social Time -- An Analysis of Future Orientation and Some
of its Social Determinants -- XI. Special Session on Timekeepers and Time -- Clockmaking — The Most General Trade -- Clockwork Before the Clock and Timekeepers Before Timekeeping -- Monasticism and the First Mechanical Clocks -- The
Cathedral Clock and the Cosmological Clock Metaphor -- The Development of the Pendulum as a Device for Regulating Clocks Prior to the 18th Century -- Oriental Concepts of the Measure of Time -- List of Participants: International
Society for the Study of Time, Second World Conference
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Title:Shadows of the mind a search for the missing science of consciousness
Author(s): Roger Penrose
Date:1994
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:0195106466
Keywords: Artificial intelligence , Thought and thinking , Godel's theorem , Quantum theory , Physics Philosophy , Artificial intelligence Related to Mind
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Title:The big picture: on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself
Author(s): Sean M. Carroll
Date:2016
Publisher:Dutton
Size:496 p
Contents:The fundamental nature of reality -- Poetic naturalism -- The world moves by itself -- What determines what will happen next? -- Reasons why -- Our universe -- Time's arrow -- Memories and causes -- Learning about the world -- Updating our knowledge -- Is it okay to doubt everything? -- Reality emerges -- What exists, and what is illusion? -- Planets of belief -- Accepting uncertainty -- What can we know about the universe without looking at it? -- Who am I? -- Abducting God -- How much we know -- T he quantum realm -- Interpreting quantum mechanics -- The core theory -- The stuff of which we are made -- The effective theory of the everyday world -- Why does the universe exist? -- Body and soul -- Death is the end -- The universe in a cup of coffee - - Light and life -- Funneling energy -- Spontaneous organization -- The origin and purpose of life -- Evolution's bootstraps -- Searching through the landscape -- Emergent purpose -- Are we the point? -- Crawling into consciousness -- The babbling brain - - What thinks? -- The hard problem -- Zombies and stories -- Are photons conscious? -- What acts on what? -- Freedom to choose -- Billion heartbeats -- What is and what ought to be -- Rules and consequences -- Constructing goodness -- Listening to the wor ld -- Existential therapy.
ISBN:9780525954828
Keywords: Life, Origin.
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Title:Orbiting the moons of Pluto Complex solutions to the Einstein, Maxwell, Schrodinger, and Dirac equations
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Rauscher
Richard L. Amoroso
Date:2011
Publisher:New Jersey : World Scientific
Contents:Orbiting the Moons of Pluto -- Structure, Properties and Implications of Complex Minkowski Spaces -- Major Principles of Physics: Poincare. Invariance, Analyticity, Unitarity and Complex Minkowski Space -- Nonlocal Interconnectedness as a Fundamental Principle of Reality -- The Complexification of Maxwell's Equations -- Vector and Scalar Potentials, Advanced and Retarded Waves and Nonlocal Phenomena -- The Complex Form of Relativistic Maxwell's Equations -- Real and Complex Amended Maxwell's Equations for Non-Abelian Gauge Groups -- Sub and Superluminal Transformations of the Complex Vector Potential -- The Schro.dinger Equation in Complex Minkowski Space -- Spinors, Twistors, Quaternions, and Complex Space -- Relativistic Dirac Quantum Theory in Complex Minkowski Space and Tachyonic Signaling -- Speculation on a Unified Field Theory (UFT), Grand Unification Theories (GUT) and Supersymmetry and Superstring Theories -- Unity of Consciousness Experience, Nature of the Observer and Current Physical Theory -- Holographic Wormhole Drive: Philosophical Breakthrough in FTL 'Warp-Drive' Technology
ISBN:9789814324243
Series:Series on knots and everything v. 45
Keywords: Generalized spaces. , Gravitational fields. , Electromagnetic theory. , Quantum field theory. , Pluto (Dwarf planet) Satellites.
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Title:Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist
Author(s): Christof Koch
ISBN:9780262017497
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