position of the brain (Llinás , ). This concept, that the significance of incoming sensory information depends on the pre-existing functional disposition of. Lost in thought. Germund Hesslow would like a few things explained. I of the Vortex: From neurons to self by Rodolfo Llinás Press, £, ISBN PDF | On Jan 1, , Rodolfo R. Llinas and others published I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self.

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May 21, Ivonne rated it it was amazing Shelves: If so, it is trivial and empty–rather like explaining how a drug induces sleepiness by invoking its ” dormitive virtues”.

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At the heart of Llinas’s theory is the concept of oscillation. To move through the environment safely, a creature must anticipate the outcome of each movement on the basis of incoming sensory data.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is now a great burst of optimism that the search is almost over, although the question is now phrased as a search for the neuronal correlates of consciousness, and its answer still stays tantalizingly just out of reach.

Alex Mason rated it really liked it Jul 16, Churchland Cart Buying Options. One could even say that Self is the centralization of prediction. Lost in thought Germund Hesslow would like a few things explained I of the Vortex: A highly original theory of how the mind-brain works, based on the author’s study of single neuronal cells. Want to Read saving…. Uno de los mejores libros que he leido. This suggests that the nervous system evolved to allow active movement in animals.


Quotes from I of the Vortex: As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object and then digests most of its own brain. I finally finished it right before going off to college, and I am glad that I stuck it out. View freely available titles: A speculative book on the neural roots of consciousness that actually receives citation in respectable publications?

Lllinas Urrego rated it liked it Jan 03, Every summer I understood more and more of it, and every summer I became even more determined to finish it.

Tats V rated it it was ok Nov 18, That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.

Perhaps it is my own temperament; I was never very interested in the fine mechanical questions of neuroscience; they always seemed trivial, “Easy Problems” in Chalmers’ terms, electrical engineering when what we need is a theory of operating systems. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

So far, this sounds reasonable and interesting.

Neuroscience has always considered itself as the life science that cuts closest to the bone on all the old questions about human nature. Animals are llinax sort of things that have both, and that’s no coincidence. On the crests of these oscillations occur larger electrical events that are the basis for neuron-to-neuron communication.

Animals are the sort of things that have both, and that’s no coincidence.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self

Further work shows that this association is formed in the cerebellum–the “little brain” beneath the crinkly grey thing. The vortwx larval form of the sea squirt possesses a central ganglion, but this ganglion disappears in the stationary adult form.


Prediction is also useful for fine-tuning movements and saving energy. In I of the Vortex, Rodolfo Llinas, a founding father of modern brain science, presents an original view of vortdx evolution and nature of mind. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A myriad of neuroscience and comparative physiology facts support the fascinating and provocative hypothesis of this book. If the phrase ” sensorimotor image” means something more, which I think it does, it becomes more problematic.

Bulletin of the History of Medicine A classic Pavlovian experiment involves repeatedly presenting subjects with an audible tone, followed by a puff of air to the eye.

As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object then digests most of its own brain. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Want to Read saving….

lpinas Endorsements Using a lively, discursive writing style, Llinas argues that the self is the center of prediction and arises in the motor systems of the brain. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Like cicadas chirping in unison, a group of neurons oscillating in phase can resonate with a distant group of neurons.