position of the brain (Llinás , ). This concept, that the significance of incoming sensory information depends on the pre-existing functional disposition of. Lost in thought. Germund Hesslow would like a few things explained. I of the Vortex: From neurons to self by Rodolfo Llinás Press, £, ISBN PDF | On Jan 1, , Rodolfo R. Llinas and others published I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self.

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To move through the environment safely, a creature must anticipate the outcome of each movement on the basis of incoming sensory data. Rob Callender rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Maybe he just finds them fascinating. Viviana Maldonado rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Endorsements Using a lively, discursive writing style, Llinas argues that the self is the center of prediction and arises in the motor systems of the brain.

El punto de partida del Dr. It does not disappoint! Thus a videotape made in Africa shows a newborn wildebeest calf not only attempting to run away from the attacking lion but making unlearned avoidance maneuvers as it does so unsuccessfully. Every summer I understood more and more of it, and every summer I became even more determined to finish it.


May 21, Ivonne rated it it was amazing Shelves: In hindsight it seems tue obvious: Book titles OR Journal titles. Perhaps it is my own temperament; I was never very interested in the fine mechanical questions of neuroscience; they always seemed trivial, “Easy Problems” in Chalmers’ terms, electrical engineering when what we need is a theory of operating systems.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. Llinás

Lists with This Book. Darshan rated it really liked it Jul 25, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object then digests most of its own brain.

As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object and then digests most of its own brain.

Jul 14, DJ marked it as to-read Shelves: Yes, I can understand when you say “caudate nucleus” and “sinusoidal”, but I studied neuroscience. He talks around the subject instead of through it, he is very bad at explaining difficult ideas, and he dramatically overestimates the level of jargon the average reader will understand. This is an tge statement of the strong materialist program for the equivalence between mind and brain.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self

Although the internal state that we call the mind is guided by the senses, it is also generated by the oscillations within the brain. According to Llinas, the mindness state evolved to allow predictive interactions between mobile creatures and their environment. I of the Vortex ths an exciting book, full of imagination, fit for the well-educated lay reader.


The “sea squirt” eating its own brain. Camilo Ramirez rated it it was amazing May 14, One could even say that Self is the centralization of prediction.

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I of the Vortex

This suggests that the nervous system evolved to allow active movement in animals. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Vortec authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lo que es cierto es que es un libro iluminador sobre el yo, la mente y el cuerpo.

The mobile larval form has a brainlike ganglion that receives sensory information about the surrounding environment.

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