The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul

The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul

by Francis Crick, Crick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0684801582

ISBN-13: 9780684801582

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Scribner

Traditionally, the human soul is regarded as a nonphysical concept that can only be examined by psychiatrists and theologists. In his new book, The Astonishing Hypothesis, Nobel Laureate Francis Crick boldly straddles the line between science and spirituality by examining the soul from the standpoint of a modern scientist, basing the soul's existence and

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Traditionally, the human soul is regarded as a nonphysical concept that can only be examined by psychiatrists and theologists. In his new book, The Astonishing Hypothesis, Nobel Laureate Francis Crick boldly straddles the line between science and spirituality by examining the soul from the standpoint of a modern scientist, basing the soul's existence and function on an in-depth examination of how the human brain "sees."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684801582
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
366,345
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction3
2The General Nature of Consciousness13
3Seeing23
4The Psychology of Vision35
5Attention and Memory59
6The Perceptual Moment: Theories of Vision71
7The Human Brain in Outline81
8The Neuron91
9Types of Experiment107
10The Primate Visual System - Initial Stages121
11The Visual Cortex of Primates139
12Brain Damage161
13Neural Networks177
14Visual Awareness203
15Some Experiments215
16Mainly Speculation231
17Oscillations and Processing Units243
18Dr. Crick's Sunday Morning Service255
A Postscript on Free Will265
Units of Length, Time, and Frequency269
Glossary271
Further Reading281
References293
Acknowledgments301
Illustration Credits303
Index305

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