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THE FORM WITHIN is the fascinating story of two hundred years of pioneering brain research, told from the unique perspective of the only brain scientist who has been, and still remains, an active participant in that story throughout the past seventy years: Karl H. Pribram.In THE FORM WITHIN, Dr. Pribram takes us on a compelling journey from the dawn of our collective  recorded perceptions" in cave paintings to our greatest achievements as a species. He explains the important task of mapping the brain; the discovery of our holographic processing of memory and perception; and the detailed research that has created our understanding of self-organizing biological systems.Along the way, Pribram shares the intimate interactions he has had with luminaries of twentieth-century science, including David Bohm, Francis Crick, John Eccles, Dennis Gabor, Hubel and Wiesel, Wolfgang Kohler, Karl Lashley, Aleksandr Romanovitch Luria, Ilya Prigogine, B. F. Skinner, Eugene Sokolov, and many others.But this riveting glimpse into our past is only a part of the story. Pribram also provides us with insightful breakthroughs into a science of the future, and points the way to where our understanding of the brain is headed.


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Prologue: The Quest..................................................................................................3Preface: The Form Within.........................................................................................7Formulations1 Correlations.................................................................................................192 Metaphors and Models..............................................................................333 A Biological Imperative..............................................................................474 Features and Frequencies..........................................................................59Navigating Our World5 From Receptor to Cortex and Back Again...............................................916 Of Objects and Images.............................................................................1177 The Spaces We Navigate and Their Horizons......................................1318 Means to Action........................................................................................145A World Within9 Pain and Pleasure......................................................................................17910 The Frontolimbic Forebrain: Initial Forays...........................................20711 The Four Fs................................................................................................22312 Freud's Project...........................................................................................237Choice13 Novelty and Attention.............................................................................24914 Values..........................................................................................................27315 Attitude......................................................................................................28516 The Organ of Civilization........................................................................30117 Here Be Dragons.......................................................................................327Re-Formulations18 Evolution and Inherent Design...............................................................34519 Remembrance of Things Future.............................................................35320 Coordination and Transformation..........................................................37921 Minding the Brain.....................................................................................407Applications22 Talk and Thought......................................................................................43323 Consciousness...........................................................................................46124 Mind and Matter.......................................................................................48325 Meaning......................................................................................................499Appendix A: Minding Quanta and Cosmology...............................................513Appendix B: As Below, So Above.......................................................................531


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ISBN-13: 9781935212805
Publisher: Perseus Books, LLC (Prospecta Press)
Publication date: February, 2013
Pages: 560
Weight: 1233g
Availability: Not available (reason unspecified)
Subcategories: Neuroscience

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