The Resource Phi

Phi

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Phi
Title
Phi
Creator
Subject
Summary
This title is printed in full color throughout.From one of the most original and influential neuroscientists at work today, here is an exploration of consciousness unlike any other—as told by Galileo, who opened the way for the objectivity of science and is now intent on making subjective experience a part of science as well. Galileo's journey has three parts, each with a different guide. In the first, accompanied by a scientist who resembles Francis Crick, he learns why certain parts of the brain are important and not others, and why consciousness fades with sleep. In the second part, when his companion seems to be named Alturi (Galileo is hard of hearing; his companion's name is actually Alan Turing), he sees how the facts assembled in the first part can be unified and understood through a scientific theory—a theory that links consciousness to the notion of integrated information (also known as phi). In the third part, accompanied by a bearded man who can only be Charles Darwin, he meditates on how consciousness is an evolving, developing, ever-deepening awareness of ourselves in history and culture—that it is everything we have and everything we are. Not since Gödel, Escher, Bach has there been a book that interweaves science, art, and the imagination with such originality. This beautiful and arresting narrative will transform the way we think of ourselves and the world
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Tononi, Giulio
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Label
Phi
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:528e755f-86f1-4900-abf3-fea3ce7e3f28
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307907226
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Phi
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:528e755f-86f1-4900-abf3-fea3ce7e3f28
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307907226
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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