This book takes a significant position that sets the stage for unifying research results in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy into a cohesive interpretation of the psychological and philosophical aspects of brain activities. Delightful to read, cohesive, and thought-provoking.(Choice)
A must read for anyone who seriously wants to understand how brains make up their minds.(Stan Franklin Minds & Machines 1900-01-00)
Walter J. Freeman is a professor in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught brain science for forty years. He is the author of several hundred articles and three books, Mass Action in the Nervous System, Societies of Brains, and Neuro Dynamics.
Dendrites make waves and axons make pulses.
The active involvement of the brain can be seen from the fact that we won't interpret the world as moving backward when we know we are walking on a street.
I rate Freeman's book highly because it is an early advocate for the knowledge category of intentionality to understand biological organisms.
Tough to read unless you have read a good deal about neuroscience previously, but a good follow-up to his earlier "Societies of Brains".Published 20 months ago by Edwin E. Jewett
1. The neuron has a membrane, a nucleus embedded in cytoplasm, and metabolic power packs called mitochondria.
2. The neuron has two types of threads: the dendrite and axon. Read more
Walter J. Freeman brought philosophy to his research into the neuroscience of biology, brains, and human nature in How Brains Make Up Their Minds (2000), and in his earlier Society... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Walter J. Geldart
This book, although clearly on a very interesting subject, is extremely difficult to read. It is not organized in clear chapters, the writing more like streams of consciousness... Read morePublished on September 30, 2005 by S. Baronberg
I found this short little book to be wordy, murky and unclear. No one knows how thought/meaning is conveyed in the brain. Read morePublished on June 28, 2004