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dc.contributor.authorGamez, David
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-04-26 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:47:52Z
dc.identifier648914
dc.identifierOCN: 1030899900
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30187
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36832
dc.description.abstract"Consciousness is widely perceived as one of the most fundamental, interesting and difficult problems of our time. However, we still know next to nothing about the relationship between consciousness and the brain and we can only speculate about the consciousness of animals and machines. Human and Machine Consciousness presents a new foundation for the scientific study of consciousness. It sets out a bold interpretation of consciousness that neutralizes the philosophical problems and explains how we can make scientific predictions about the consciousness of animals, brain-damaged patients and machines. Gamez interprets the scientific study of consciousness as a search for mathematical theories that map between measurements of consciousness and measurements of the physical world. We can use artificial intelligence to discover these theories and they could make accurate predictions about the consciousness of humans, animals and artificial systems. Human and Machine Consciousness also provides original insights into unusual conscious experiences, such as hallucinations, religious experiences and out-of-body states, and demonstrates how ‘designer’ states of consciousness could be created in the future. Gamez explains difficult concepts in a clear way that closely engages with scientific research. His punchy, concise prose is packed with vivid examples, making it suitable for the educated general reader as well as philosophers and scientists. Problems are brought to life in colourful illustrations and a helpful summary is given at the end of each chapter. The endnotes provide detailed discussions of individual points and full references to the scientific and philosophical literature."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPM Philosophy of mind
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDA Philosophy of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSA Life sciences: general issues::PSAN Neurosciences
dc.subject.otherexperience
dc.subject.otherbrain
dc.subject.otherstates of consciousness
dc.subject.otherscientific study of consciousness
dc.subject.otherartificial intelligence
dc.subject.otherAltered state of consciousness
dc.subject.otherMonetary system
dc.subject.otherNeuron
dc.subject.otherUniverse
dc.titleHuman and Machine Consciousness
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0107
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781783742981
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages234


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