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Neural Darwinism: The Theory Of Neuronal Group Selection
TLDR
Somatic Selection helps clarify the role of language in the selection process and provides a scaffolding for future generations of researchers to study language-based learning and cognition.
A measure for brain complexity: relating functional segregation and integration in the nervous system.
TLDR
A measure, called neural complexity (CN), that captures the interplay between functional segregation and functional integration in brains of higher vertebrates and may prove useful in analyzing complexity in other biological domains such as gene regulation and embryogenesis.
Degeneracy and complexity in biological systems
  • G. Edelman, J. Gally
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 6 November 2001
TLDR
It is argued that degeneracy is a ubiquitous biological property and it is a feature of complexity at genetic, cellular, system, and population levels.
The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness
TLDR
This chapter discusses the construction of a model of Primary Consciousness, the role of language in this experience, and philosophical issues such as Qualified Realism in the development of consciousness.
Large-scale model of mammalian thalamocortical systems
TLDR
The model exhibits behavioral regimes of normal brain activity that were not explicitly built-in but emerged spontaneously as the result of interactions among anatomical and dynamic processes, including spontaneous activity, sensitivity to changes in individual neurons, emergence of waves and rhythms, and functional connectivity on different scales.
Spike-timing dynamics of neuronal groups.
TLDR
A neuronal network inspired by the anatomy of the cerebral cortex was simulated to study the self-organization of spiking neurons into neuronal groups and found that the interplay between STDP and conduction delays gave rise to the spontaneous formation of neuronal groups.
Differential phosphorylation of the gap junction protein connexin43 in junctional communication-competent and -deficient cell lines
TLDR
A strong correlation is established between the ability of cells to process connexin43 to the P2 form and to produce functional gap junctions and connex in43 phosphorylation may play a functional role in gap junction assembly and/or activity.
Naturalizing consciousness: A theoretical framework
  • G. Edelman
  • Philosophy, Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 17 April 2003
TLDR
A theory based on a set of evolutionary and developmental principles is described, which aims to provide a unifying account of conscious phenomena.
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. What
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