Neuroengineering the future : virtual minds and the creation of immortality /

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Author / Creator:Katz, Bruce F., 1959-
Imprint:Hingham, Mass. : Infinity Science Press, c2008.
Description:xvi, 389 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Biomedical engineering.
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Biomedical Engineering.
Neurobiology.
Neural Networks (Computer)
Biomedical engineering.
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8444797
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ISBN:9781934015186 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1934015180 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1. Foundational Material
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. The Brain as Designed by Evolution: Functional Neuroanatomy
  • The Brain: An Evolutionary Overview
  • The reptilian brain
  • The limbic brain
  • The neocortex
  • The Neuron and the Neuron Doctrine
  • Some Important Systems
  • Vision
  • The motor system
  • The arousal system
  • Anatomical Limitations of the Brain
  • Volume and weight
  • Surface area
  • White matter and conduction time
  • Barriers to the evolution of the brain
  • Chapter 3. The Brain as Designed by Evolution: Low- and High-Level Cognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Pattern recognition and computation
  • Representation
  • Learning
  • High-level cognition
  • The tale of the monkfish
  • Symbolic cognition
  • Implications for neuroengineering
  • Computational Limitations of Homo Sapiens
  • Chapter 4. A Framework for Consciousness and Its Role in Neuroengineering
  • Introductory Concepts
  • Qualia as the data of consciousness
  • Supervenience
  • Experimental Data
  • Blindsight
  • Binocular rivalry
  • Backward masking
  • Context-driven perception
  • Sleep and unconsciousness
  • Supervenient Theories: A Survey
  • Eliminative materialism
  • Noneliminative materialism
  • Quantum theories of consciousness
  • Functionalism
  • Can this Theory be Saved?
  • The reciprocal corollary
  • Theoretical comparisons
  • Consistency with results
  • Statism?
  • Reduced Functionalism and Neuroengineering
  • Chapter 5. Personal Identity
  • Philosophical Foundations
  • The simple view
  • Psychological continuity
  • Organic continuity
  • Deflationary accounts
  • Insights from Buddhism and Eastern Religions
  • Psychology and Identity
  • Pathologies of identity
  • The plasticity of self
  • Autobiographical memory
  • The neurobiology of self
  • A Synthesis of Views: The Self as Genuine Illusion
  • The Fluidity of Identity
  • Part 2. Neural Engineering: The State of the Art
  • Chapter 6. Brain Machine Interfaces: Principles, Issues, and Examples
  • Principles of BMI
  • Bandwidth and degrees of freedom
  • Open and closed loop systems
  • Adaptation and plasticity
  • Course coding and cell ensembles
  • Transparency of action
  • Reading from the brain
  • Noninvasive methods
  • Invasive methods
  • Semi-invasive methods
  • Signal Interpretation
  • Linear methods
  • Nonlinear methods
  • Mind reading vs. brain reading
  • Representative Examples
  • Animal, invasive
  • Human, noninvasive
  • Human, semi-invasive and invasive
  • Chapter 7. Stimulating the Brain
  • Sensory Prostheses
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)
  • Chapter 8. Near-term Trends
  • Closed Loop Brain Stimulation (CLBS)
  • The Expanded Sensorium
  • Implantable Chips, Extensible Bodies
  • Mind Reading
  • Neuroart
  • A New "New Age"?
  • Part 3. The Future of Neuroengineering
  • Chapter 9. From Thinking Caps to Eureka Caps
  • The Amplification of Intelligence
  • The nature of intelligence
  • Augmented cognition
  • Toward a thinking cap
  • The Induction of Creativity
  • Anecdotal and psychological evidence
  • Neurophysiology and creativity
  • Toward a eureka-inducing device
  • The Manufactured Genius?
  • Chapter 10. Happy on Demand
  • Pleasure and the Brain
  • Self-stimulation and reward
  • Imaging studies of meditation
  • Orgasm and euphoria
  • Theories of Happiness
  • Determinants of Happiness
  • Clear Perception, Clear Action: An Integrated View of Happiness and Pleasure
  • The Kernel Pleasure Principle (KPP)
  • Happiness Machines: Orbs and Orgasmatrons
  • Chapter 11. Uploading the Soul: Prospects and Mechanisms
  • Review and Clarification of the Necessary Conditions for Identity Uploading
  • Uploading Procedures
  • Method 1. Thought and behavior replication
  • Method 2. Synaptic copying
  • Method 3. Gradual offloading
  • Who Gets to be Virtualized?
  • Look, Ma. No Body!
  • Chapter 12. The Mind, Unbound
  • Temporary Immortality
  • Neuroholidays
  • Soul Amalgams
  • The Fundamental Luminosity of Mind
  • Index