Greek letter Phi (symbol for integrated information) Prof. Giulio Tononi Giulio Tononi to study complex systems within the framework of integrated information. This title is printed in full color throughout. From one of the most original and influential neuroscientists at work today, here is an exploration of. This chapter from PHI: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul, by Giulio Tononi ( Pantheon, ) describes Tononi’s theory of consciousness as a.
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For this, it gihlio A unique book, merging science, philosophy, art in a narrative that is so easy to understand and so compelling at the same time, and that reminds of the Divina Commedia journey. In a voyage similar to Dante’s Divine comedy, Galileo is taken on a voyage with some famous scientists to try to solve the hard problem of conciousness. That’s partly because Tononi’s dramatic approach is more device than literary performance.
In these books the border between art and science is tossed away and both sides reveal new things about each other through a continuous dialogue. Phi racconta un viaggio alla scoperta delle origini della coscienza.
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It is also a nod to virgil as guide. This title is printed in full color throughout. In the third part, accompanied by a bearded man who can only be Charles Darwin, he meditates on how consciousness is an evolving, developing, ever-deepening awareness of ourselves in history and culture—that it is everything we have and everything we are.
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There is a photograph or artistic image on at least every other page. A mixture of parts: Tempted to give this five stars, but I think some of the book’s ultimate explanations could have been more clearly stated. The Particle at the End of the Universe.
The main claim of the book is that conscience depends on “phi”, a measure of the level of integration of an informational system. A most interesting book. This research has led to a comprehensive hypothesis on the function of sleep proposed with sleep researcher Chiara Cirellithe synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.
The first two parts of the book were excellent, but the last part seemed to fall apart for me. The characters aren’t convincing as characters; rather, they’re clearly mouthpieces for perspectives. And last, the photographic juxtapositions are integral to the book. Feb 18, Peter Mcloughlin rated it liked it Shelves: It is a masterful work.
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Many voices are allowed to speak in Phi and there are rarely any certain conclusions; the whole work manages to remain impressively polyphonic, though still tending towards the authors interpretations. An Existential Detective Story.
Normal size, pgs. But if you turned your gaze away from the operating room, you would gain an astonishing perspective on the universe. But the similarities end there.
Who could really believe that your soul is responsible for the moronic stuff that goes around in your head all day. The private minds do not agglomerate into a higher compound mind. Stay in Touch Sign up. The author does a great job of explaining how the brain is not like a photodiode simply registering ‘ON’ in the presence of light and ‘OFF’ otherwisebut that individual neurons more or less are or can be modeled that way.
The Social Conquest of Earth. In his journey, Galileo explores multiple fields and historic places some tonkni, some imagined that will h Tempted to give this five stars, but I think some of the book’s ultimate explanations could have been more clearly stated. The third part also talks about how apart from Humans animals are also conscious in some way.
Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul
So it may be with consciousness: It is one of the few theories of consciousness out there that speaks both from an external and internal point of view, that allows for both a phenomenological beginning and a clinical neurological beginning. This is an unusual book as it combines scientific research of the brain with art, history, and fictional techniques.
Aug 24, Sarah rated it liked it Recommended to Sarah by: I also quite enjoyed the development of the concept of integrated information Phi over the course of a few chapters in the second section. Along the way, Galileo meets many other historical figures, from Francis Crick to Alan Turing to Freud to Kant to B This ranks as the oddest neuroscience book I’ve ever read, and yet for me it was often beautiful and quite compelling.
How Not to Be Wrong. It’s beautifully illustrated, clearly and stylishly written, and a fantastic synthesis of the problems of consciousness.
gilio Many chapters were incoherent and awkward, Phi had the potential to be a great book. Along the way, Galileo meets many other historical figures, from Francis Crick to Alan Turing to Freud to Kant to Borges, each introduced to illustrate some aspect of how our brains work and what constitutes consciousness. From one of the most original and influential neuroscientists at work today, here is an exploration of consciousness unlike any other—as told by Galileo, who opened the way for the objectivity of science and is now intent on making subjective experience a part of science as well.
Giulio Tononi specializes pho work on neuroscience and the mystery of consciousness — how we gain a sense of self and an awareness of all our mental experiences adding up to an “I.
Read the full article at The Atlantic. From the forthcoming book PHI: Tononi is, at his core, a neuroscientistnot a philosopher or a writer– as his insecure footnotes constantly remind us. Inspired by Your Browsing History.
Anche Tononi usa l’arte per costruire il suo racconto: