Download Does Consciousness Cause Behavior? by Shaun Gallagher, Susan Pockett, William P. Banks PDF

By Shaun Gallagher, Susan Pockett, William P. Banks

Our instinct tells us that we, our awake selves, reason our personal voluntary acts. but scientists have lengthy wondered this; Thomas Huxley, for instance, in 1874 in comparison psychological occasions to a steam whistle that contributes not anything to the paintings of a locomotive. New experimental proof (most remarkable, paintings via Benjamin Libet and Daniel Wegner) has introduced the causal prestige of human habit again to the vanguard of highbrow dialogue. This multidisciplinary assortment advances the talk, forthcoming the query from various views.

The members commence via interpreting contemporary learn in neuroscience that implies that realization doesn't reason habit, providing the description of an empirically dependent version that exhibits how the mind motives habit and the place recognition may perhaps slot in. different participants tackle the philosophical presuppositions that can have expert the empirical reviews, elevating questions on what might be legitimately concluded concerning the life of unfastened will from Libet's and Wegner's experimental effects. Others research the impact contemporary mental and neuroscientific study can have on criminal, social, and ethical judgments of accountability and blame—in events together with a Clockwork Orange-like situation of habit correction.

Contributors:
William P. Banks, Timothy Bayne, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Suparna Choudhury, Walter J. Freeman, Shaun Gallagher, Susan Hurley, Marc Jeannerod, Leonard V. Kaplan, Hakwan Lau, Sabine Maasen, Bertram F. Malle, Alfred R. Mele, Elisabeth Pacherie, Richard Passingham, Susan Pockett, Wolfgang Prinz, Peter W. Ross

Show description

Read Online or Download Does Consciousness Cause Behavior? PDF

Similar neuroscience books

The Human Brain Book

The Human mind ebook is a whole consultant to the single organ within the physique that makes each one people what we're - designated members. It combines the most recent findings from the sector of neuroscience with professional textual content and state of the art illustrations and imaging concepts to supply an incomparable perception into each part of the mind.

A Combined MRI and Histology Atlas of the Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates

This atlas maps the special architectonic subdivisions of the cortical and subcortical components within the macaque monkey mind utilizing high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) pictures and the corresponding histology sections within the similar animal. This publication provides the precise mapping of the architectonic components within the horizontal aircraft of sections near to the MRI that has no longer been pronounced formerly in macaque monkeys.

Translational Neuroscience: Fundamental Approaches for Neurological Disorders

Translational Neuroscience deals a far-reaching and insightful sequence of views at the attempt to convey in all likelihood innovative new periods of cures to the hospital, thereby reworking the remedy of human anxious procedure problems. nice advances within the fields of uncomplicated neuroscience, molecular biology, genomics, gene treatment, telephone treatment, stem phone biology, details expertise, neuro units, rehabilitation and others during the last twenty years have generated unheard of possibilities to regard heretofore untreatable problems of the anxious approach.

Additional info for Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Sample text

Distinct cortical areas for motor preparation and execution in human identified by Bereitschaftspotential recording and EcoG-EMG coherence analysis. Clinical Neurophysiology 114: 1259–1264. , Roth, B. , and Hallett, M. 1993. Source analysis of scalp-recorded movement-related electrical potentials. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 86: 167–175. von Holst, E. 1954. Relations between the central nervous system and the peripheral organ. British Journal of Animal Behaviour 2: 89–94.

While looking at my computer screen, I reach for my cup of tea on the right side of the computer. Pain arises during the completion of the movement. I suddenly become aware of the fact that I was reaching for the cup and that I cannot do it with my right arm because it would be too painful. I use my left arm to take the cup and drink, and transfer the cup to the left of the computer to avoid repetition of the same painful experience. Situation 3: This situation is borrowed from the neuroscientist Alf Brodal, who described his experience of his own movements after a stroke had affected the movements of his left arm.

1993. Source analysis of scalp-recorded movement-related electrical potentials. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 86: 167–175. von Holst, E. 1954. Relations between the central nervous system and the peripheral organ. British Journal of Animal Behaviour 2: 89–94. Wise, S. , Johnson, P. , and Caminiti, R. 1997. Premotor and parietal cortex: Corticocortical connectivity and combinatorial computations. Annual Review of Neuroscience 20: 25–42. , and Barash, S. 2000. Neuronal switching of sensorimotor transformations for antiscaccades.

Download PDF sample

Download Does Consciousness Cause Behavior? by Shaun Gallagher, Susan Pockett, William P. Banks PDF
Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 16 votes