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This book would be five stars if it was called Anything Other Than The Neural other than the neural of free will Tse writes a very compelling explanation of just how complex neural computation actually is I learned a number of things I am a philosophical libertarian and believe despite my acceptance of a divinity in Man s absolute free will That it is such without divine permission but irrespective of divine will That being said since John Archibald Wheeler first proposed that information was the ultimate reality I was uite certain that freedom of action was unrestrainedThis book just gave me a little support for my intuitive beliefs It is also useful in some pseudonymous work in preparation It is gratifying to some evidential reasoning that supplements the work of Dennet although the Wikipedia editors ignore this book. The issues of mental causation consciousness and free will have vexed philosophers since Plato In this book Peter Tse examines these unresolved issues from a neuroscientific perspective In contrast with philosophers who use logic rather than data to argue whether mental causation or consciousness can exist given unproven first assumptions Tse proposes that we instead listen to what neurons have
say Because the brain must embody a solution to the mind body problem why not focus on how the brain actually realizes mental causati.TO SAY BECAUSE THE BRAIN MUST
Free download The Neural Basis of Free WillFinally we hear from a neuroscientist arguing that a form of free will is real The book is extremely clearly written and is neuroscientist arguing that a form of free will is real The book is extremely clearly written and is uite brief 230 pages because it is about half endnotes and indexes It seems that most neuroscientists and philosophers are coming down on the side that free will is illusory mainly on the basis of a handful of experiments by Libet and Wegner all of which involve repetitive hand movements Tse argues that free will is operative in the domain where we play scenarios out internally weigh options and deliberate using our capacities of working memory attention and consciousness all of which are closely related
REPETITIVE AND AUTOMATIZED HAND MOVEMENTS AREand automatized hand movements are where the action is in free will he says There are some good reviews of the book on but in a nutshell he argues that the. OnTse draws on exciting recent neuroscientific data concerning how informational causation is realized in physical causation at the level of NMDA receptors synapses dendrites neurons and neuronal circuits He argues that a particular kind of strong free will and downward mental causation are realized in rapid synaptic plasticity Recent neurophysiological breakthroughs reveal that neurons function as criterial assessors of
their inputs which then change the criteria that will make other neurons fire in the future Such informational causat.inputs which then change the criteria that will make other neurons fire in the future Such informational causat. ,
Neural code is not just one about how neural firings trigger neural firings but is first and foremost a code in which neurons rapidly rewire each other by changing synaptic weights within milliseconds This makes neurons respond to different information in the immediate future than they otherwise would have He makes a compelling case that emerging evidence which he documents meticulously of rapid synaptic reweighting is a game changer for our understanding of mental causation in generaland volitional mental causation in particular This book is not only about free will It is about how mental events can be causal in the brain and about the role
Of Attention And Consciousness In That Causal Chain A Veryattention and consciousness In That Causal Chain A Very Of How that causal chain A very interesting view of how works Highly recommended for those who love science and the deep uestion. Ion cannot change the physical basis of information realized in the present but it can change the physical basis of information that may be realized in the immediate future This gets around the standard argument against free will centered on the impossibility of self causation Tse explores the ways that mental causation and ualia might be realized in this kind of neuronal and associated information processing architecture and considers the psychological and philosophical implications of having such an architecture realized in our brains.