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ISBN-10: 1631492497
ISBN-13: 9781631492495
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 02/28/2017
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.90" H

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

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The holy grail of scientists and psychologists since the beginning of artificial intelligence has been to replicate thought patterns of the human mind. Challenging the notion that this can ever be achieved through state-of-the-art research, legendary AI authority David Gelernter–a rock star (New York Times) of the computing world–surprisingly turns to literature, hoping that the works of introspective geniuses like Shakespeare, J. M. Coetzee, and Karen Blixen can help answer the same fundamental questions that neuroscientists have been struggling with for generations. Indeed, Gelernter’s landmark spectrum of consciousness decodes some of the deepest, most mysterious aspects of the human mind, such as the numinous light of early childhood, why sadism and masochism underpin some of our greatest artistic achievements, and why dreams often do predict the future. With penetrating insight and a graceful, inviting presentation (National Review), The Tides of Mind revolutionizes our very understanding of what it means to be a human being.

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The problem of consciousness sits at the heart of neuroscience, and it is into this question that Yale computer-science professor David Gelernter steps with his fascinating The Tides of Mind...[A] rich portrait of different modes of thinking, something like Proust's masterly descriptions of the workings of memory.–David Eagleman "Wall Street Journal"
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ISBN-10: 1631492497
ISBN-13: 9781631492495
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 02/28/2017
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.90" H
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