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Neural Darwinism: The Theory Of Neuronal Group Selection
Somatic Selection * A Summary and Historical Introduction * Structure, Function, and Perception * Neuronal Group Selection Epigenetic Mechanisms * Developmental Bases of Diversity: The PrimaryExpand
A measure for brain complexity: relating functional segregation and integration in the nervous system.
In brains of higher vertebrates, the functional segregation of local areas that differ in their anatomy and physiology contrasts sharply with their global integration during perception and behavior.Expand
Degeneracy and complexity in biological systems
  • G. Edelman, J. Gally
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 6 November 2001
Degeneracy, the ability of elements that are structurally different to perform the same function or yield the same output, is a well known characteristic of the genetic code and immune systems. Here,Expand
Spike-timing dynamics of neuronal groups.
A neuronal network inspired by the anatomy of the cerebral cortex was simulated to study the self-organization of spiking neurons into neuronal groups. The network consisted of 100 000 reentrantlyExpand
Large-scale model of mammalian thalamocortical systems
The understanding of the structural and dynamic complexity of mammalian brains is greatly facilitated by computer simulations. We present here a detailed large-scale thalamocortical model based onExpand
The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness
Part One * Consciousness and the Scientific Observer * Proposals and Disclaimers Part Two * Neural Darwinism * Reentrant Signaling * Perceptual Experience and Consciousness Part Three * Memory asExpand
Naturalizing consciousness: A theoretical framework
  • G. Edelman
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 17 April 2003
Consciousness has a number of apparently disparate properties, some of which seem to be highly complex and even inaccessible to outside observation. To place these properties within a biologicalExpand
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PART I PROBLEMS 1 Mind 2 Putting the Mind Back into Nature 3 The Matter of the Mind. PART II ORIGINS 4 Putting Psychology on a Biological Basis 5Expand
Differential phosphorylation of the gap junction protein connexin43 in junctional communication-competent and -deficient cell lines
Connexin43 is a member of the highly homologous connexin family of gap junction proteins. We have studied how connexin monomers are assembled into functional gap junction plaques by examining theExpand
A Universe Of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination
Nobel laureate in medicine Gerald Edelman and brain researcher Giulio Tononi draw on their cutting-edge research to show for the first time precisely how the brain creates conscious experience. WhatExpand
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