The Cooperative Neuron: Cellular Foundations of Mental Life (Hardcover)

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The Cooperative Neuron is part of a revolution that is occurring in the sciences of brain and mind. It explores the new field of cellular psychology, a field built upon the recent discovery that many neurons in the brain cooperate to seek agreement in deciding what's relevant in the current context. This cooperative context-sensitivity provides the cellular foundations for knowledge, doubt, imagination, self-development, and the search for purpose in life. This emerging field has far-reaching and fundamental implications for psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, neurology, and the philosophy of mind.

In a clear and accessible style, the book explains the neuroscience to psychologists, the psychology to neuroscientists, and both to philosophers, students of the behavioral and brain sciences, and to anyone intrigued by the enduring mystery of how brains can be minds.

About the Author


William Phillips, Professor Emeritus, University of Stirling Professor Williams A. Phillips began his career as a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex from 1967 to 1971. He was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling from 1971 to 1992 before becoming a Professor in 1992. He was also a Fellow of the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies from 2006 until 2013, specializing in theoretical neuroscience. Since 2003, he has been a Professor Emeritus at the University of Stirling.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198876984
ISBN-10: 019887698X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 20th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English