The Organization of Action

A synthesis of classic and modern neurobehavioral literature dealing with the principles by which complex, purposive, and intelligent behavior is generated, this book features: * papers by C.S. Sherrington, E. von Holst, D.M. Wilson, G. ...

The Organization of Action

A synthesis of classic and modern neurobehavioral literature dealing with the principles by which complex, purposive, and intelligent behavior is generated, this book features: * papers by C.S. Sherrington, E. von Holst, D.M. Wilson, G. Fraenkel, H. Mittelstaedt, and P. Weiss * clear descriptions of three types of elementary units of behavior -- the reflex, the oscillator, and the servomechanism * a review of the diverse manifestations of hierarchical structure in the neural mechanisms underlying coordinated action. This volume has proven to be of great value to psychologists, neurobiologists, and philosophers interested in the problem of action and how it may be approached in light of modern neurobehavioral research. It has been designed for use as a supplemental text in courses in physiological psychology, neurobiology and behavior, and those courses in cognitive and developmental psychology that place particular emphasis on understanding how complex behavior patterns are implemented.

More Books:

The Organization of Action
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: C.R. Gallistel
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-05 - Publisher: Psychology Press

A synthesis of classic and modern neurobehavioral literature dealing with the principles by which complex, purposive, and intelligent behavior is generated, this book features: * papers by C.S. Sherrington, E. von Holst, D.M. Wilson, G. Fraenkel, H. Mittelstaedt, and P. Weiss * clear descriptions of three types of elementary units
The Organization of Action
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: C.R. Gallistel
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-05 - Publisher: Psychology Press

A synthesis of classic and modern neurobehavioral literature dealing with the principles by which complex, purposive, and intelligent behavior is generated, this book features: * papers by C.S. Sherrington, E. von Holst, D.M. Wilson, G. Fraenkel, H. Mittelstaedt, and P. Weiss * clear descriptions of three types of elementary units
A Bible for a Thoughtful Skeptic
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Thom Pain
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-01 - Publisher: Thom Pain Jr.

This book makes the case for realistic faith in the power of intelligence as opposed to blind faith in the pronouncements of those who claim infallibility or divine guidance. The author, Thom Pain, identifies the discoveries of systems and information theory early in the twentieth century as the key to
Recovery of the Measure
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Robert C. Neville
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-08-15 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Neville's most significant scholarly contribution is arguably his metaphysical theory of being (or being-itself): a new theory that involves an original solution to the ancient problem of the one and the many. He developed this theory for his PhD dissertation at Yale University (graduated 1963), of which his first book,
Learning As Self-organization
Language: en
Pages: 616
Authors: Karl H. Pribram, Joseph S. King
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-17 - Publisher: Psychology Press

A year before his death, B.F. Skinner wrote that "There are two unavoidable gaps in any behavioral account: one between the stimulating action of the environment and the response of the organism and one between consequences and the resulting change in behavior. Only brain science can fill those gaps. In