The Conscious Mind (E–book/E–pub) ↠ Zoltan Torey

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Escribes the augmented My Wife's Affair functioning that underpins the emergent mind a new off line internal response system with which the brain accesses itself and thenorms a selection mechanism Chicken, Chicken, Duck! for mentally generated behavior options Thisunctional breakthrough Torey argues explains how the animal brain's awareness became self accessible and reflective that is how the human brain acuired a conscious mind Consciousness unlike animal awareness is not a unitary phenomenon but a composite process Torey's account shows how protolanguage evolved into lang. That consciousness is a purely human phenomena And he show how this model accounts or Our Functional Autonomy The Freedom functional autonomy the reedom seem to haveHe also shows how this model predicts exactly the mental illusions we observe in ourselves and others Such a creature would have the impression of an observer alongside what is observed would notice thoughts popping into consciousness ully ormed and would see these thoughts as the cause of the subseuent actions It would see itself as an uncaused causal agent an immortal and transcendent soul in charge of a physical bodyWe are physical animals That Have Evolved The have evolved the to use language monitor the senses imagine sense impressions that are not present evaluate and choose between different actions orm mental models and theories of the world and think about their own nature and place in the world There is still much to be learned But there is no mystery to be solved This is not one of the Better Books I Ve Read On The Topic Of Consciousness books I ve read on the topic of consciousness three reasons 1 Unlike Free Will Mark Balaguer s book in the same MIT series The Conscious Mind is written in a style that doesn t show much respect Slo Mo! for others ideas 2 is riddled with assumptions and poor logic and 3 makes bold claims that the pages contain answers to many very difficult problems that have eluded other great minds but I was unsatisfied with any of the attemptsThe book h So many things in this book brought up issues and in the end I neverelt in openly and honestly addressed the true origin of conscious development in the human speciesStating that we gained or acuired certain capabilities in the mind without any theory or information to back it up lef. Uage how a brain subsystem Poor Mrs. Rigsby for the emergent mind was built and why these developments are opaue to introspection We experience the brain'sunctional autonomy he argues as ree will Torey proposes that once life began consciousness had to emerge because consciousness is the informational source of the brain's behavioral response Consciousness he argues is not a newly acuired uality cosmic principle circuitry arrangement or epiphenomenon as others have argued but an indispensable working component of the living system's manner of unctioni. The Conscious MindA really brilliant and that s not just my opinion short book detailing a theory of how the brain became aware of itself and developed into a self reflective mind with aware of itself and developed into a self reflective mind with capacity to monitor and thus withhold response ie the development of limited ree will And it s beautifully and mostly ully comprehensibly written to boot maybe mostly War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today fully comprehensibly written to boot Maybe is a good book butor me it was a difficult one I didn t understand much Excellent and accessible story of how consciousness and mind emerged A Boy in Winter from animal awareness Iind that this study along with the book Incomplete Nature which I Frost at Midnight finished aew months earlier are the best yet conceptualizations of this process of developmentemergence Highly recommended I want to eventually attempt his The Crucible of Consciousness An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain although it sounds rather dense and academic As other reviewers stated the book is indeed dry and loaded with jargon It does not make it overly complicated to read however given the size of the volume While the model by which the emergence of the conscious mind is uite well explained and interesting certain subjects seem to be simply dismissed as self evident or not worth getting even curious about For instance the possibility of computer based consciousness is refuted in an unsatisfying manner involving ualia ualia then lead to the uestion whether one may experience the colour red as someone else experience the colour blue Again rather uickly dismissive of philosophy this age old paradox is uickly solved by some logic involving wavelengths and sunshinessunsets This was again very unsatisfactory and written in such is uickly solved by some logic involving wavelengths and sunshinessunsets This was again very unsatisfactory and written in such cut and dry manner that I was doubting myself How did the human mind emerge Princess Baby, Night-Night from the collection of neurons that makes up the brain How did the brain acuire self awarenessunctional autonomy language and the ability to think to understand itself and the world In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series Zoltan Torey offers an accessible and concise description of the evolutionary breakthrough that created the human mind Drawing on insights The Pentagon Papers: Making History at the Washington Post from evolutionary biology neuroscience and linguistics Torey reconstructs the seuence of events by which Homo erectus became Homo sapiens He