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Unlocking Consciousness: Lessons From the Convergence of Computing and Cognitive Psychology

by Charles T Ross World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9781786344687
Format:
Hbk 388 pages
Price:
AU$156.00 NZ$161.74
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In order to bridge the gap between artificial and synthetic intelligence, we must first understand our own intelligence. 'What is intelligence?' might appear as a simple question, but many great minds have agreed that there is no singular answer. Unlocking Consciousness attempts to examine this central question through exploring the convergence of computing, philosophy, cognitive neuroscience and biogenetics.  


 


The book is the first of its kind to compare comprehensive definitions of both information and intelligence, an essential component to the advancement of computing into the realms of artificial intelligence. In examining explanations for intelligence, consciousness, memory and meaning from the perspective of a computer scientist, it offers routes that can be taken to augment natural and artificial intelligence, improving our own individual abilities, and even considering the potential for creating a prosthetic brain.  


 


Unlocking Consciousness demonstrates that understanding intelligence is not just for the benefit of computer scientists, it is also of great value to those working in evolutionary, molecular and systems biology, cognitive neuroscience, genetics and biotechnology. In unlocking the secrets of intelligence and laying out the methods of which information is structured and processed, we can unlock a completely new theory of consciousness.

•Preface
•Notes on Appendices
•About the Author
•Introduction
•Philosophy
•Contribution of Computers
•State of the Art: Cognitive Neuroscience
•Ideas, Past, Present and Future
•Source of Information
•Language
•Representation of Information
•Description of the Formation of Memory
•Memory and Learning
•Meaning
•Intelligence
•General and Responsive Intelligence
•Acquisitive and Creative Intelligence
•Physical, Emotional, Personal and Medical Intelligence
•Measurement, Implications, Influences and Extrapolation
•Tools of the Body Functions of Neurons
•Definitions of Intelligence
•Thinking, Knowledge and Creativity
•The Synaptic Conjecture
•The Future
•Further Reading
•Index

Charles T Ross (British Computer Society, UK).