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The Resource The conscious mind, Zoltan Torey

The conscious mind, Zoltan Torey

Label
The conscious mind
Title
The conscious mind
Statement of responsibility
Zoltan Torey
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
How did the human mind emerge from the collection of neurons that makes up the brain? How did the brain acquire self-awareness, functional autonomy, language, and the ability to think, to understand itself and the world? Zoltan Torey offers an accessible and concise description of the evolutionary breakthrough that created the human mind. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and linguistics, Torey reconstructs the sequence of events by which Homo erectus became Homo sapiens. He describes the augmented functioning that underpins the emergent mind -- a new ("off-line") internal response system with which the brain accesses itself and then forms a selection mechanism for mentally generated behaviour options. This functional breakthrough, Torey argues, explains how the animal brain's "awareness" became self-accessible and reflective -- that is, how the human brain acquired a conscious mind. Torey shows how protolanguage evolved into language, how a brain subsystem for the emergent mind was built, and why these developments are opaque to introspection. Consciousness, he argues, is not a newly acquired "quality, " "cosmic principle, " "circuitry arrangement, " or "epiphenomenon, " as others have argued, but an indispensable working component of the living system's manner of functioning
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Torey, Zoltan
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Don Hagen
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Hagen, Don
Series statement
MIT Press essential knowledge series
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  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
Label
The conscious mind, Zoltan Torey
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  • Blackstone Audio: ZMbq77
  • Blackstone Audio: bq77
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225761011
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 3 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469095820
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Publisher number
  • ZMbq77
  • bq77
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(Sirsi) p225761011
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The conscious mind, Zoltan Torey
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Blackstone Audio: ZMbq77
  • Blackstone Audio: bq77
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225761011
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 3 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469095820
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Publisher number
  • ZMbq77
  • bq77
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(Sirsi) p225761011
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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