EDELMAN - UNIVERSE : KEYWORDS - ARGUMENT - QUOTES
Important quotes from :
Edelman Cit.I : pg 10- 80
Edelman Cit.II pg 90 - 140
Edelman Cit.III pg 190 - 222
The World Knot
The Special Problem of Consciousness
what kind of neural processes actually explain the fundamental properties of consciousness, rather than merely correlate with them
Everyman's Private Theater:
Ongoing Unity, Endless Variety
Our strategy for explaining the neural basis of consciousness is to focus on the properties of conscious experience that are tbe most general, that is, that are shared by every conscious state. One of the most important of these properties is Integration or unity.
Consciousness and the Brain
MECHANISMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS:
The Darwinian Perspective
Perception into Memory:
The Remembered Present
The Dynamic Core Hypothesis
...high complexity originates from continuing interactions between the brain and an external environment of much greater potential complexity.
Language and the Self - ...neural changes that lead to language are behind tbe emergence of higher-order consciousness - aspects of the evolution of speech - Consciousness of consciousness - a key step in the evolution of higher-order consciousness was the development of a specific kind of reentrant connectivity, this time between the brain systems for language and the existing conceptual regions of the brain
What goes on in your head when you have a thought?
Higher-order consciousness, which includes the ability to be conscious of being conscious, is dependent on the emergence of semantic capabilities and, ultimately, of language. Concomitant with these traits is the emergence of a true self, born of social interactions, along with concepts of the past and future. Driven by primary consciousness and the remembered present, we can, through symbolic exchange and higher-order consciousness, create narratives, fictions, and histories. We can ask questions about how we can know and thereby deliver ourselves to the doorstep of philosophy. - biologically based epistemology