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Changeux, Jean-Pierre

Works: 207 works in 741 publications in 9 languages and 11,956 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Collector, Interviewee, Other, Thesis advisor, Organizer of meeting, Contributor, Opponent, Originator, Honoree, Director
Classifications: QP360, 612.82
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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Changeux
Neuronal man : the biology of mind by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text elucidates current knowledge of the human brain, taking an interdisciplinary approach and explaining in lay terms the complex theories and scientific breakthroughs that have significantly improved our understanding in the 20th century
Conversations on mind, matter, and mathematics by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do numbers and the other objects of mathematics enjoy a timeless existence independent of human minds, or are they the products of cerebral invention? Do we discover them, as Plato supposed and many others have believed since, or do we construct them? Does the physical world actually obey mathematical laws, or does it seem to conform to them simply because physicists have increasingly been able to make mathematical sense of it? Does mathematics constitute a universal language that in principle would permit human beings to communicate with extraterrestrial civilizations elsewhere in the universe, or is it merely an earthly language that owes its accidental existence to the peculiar evolution of neuronal networks in our brains? Jean-Pierre Changeux, an internationally renowned neurobiologist, and Alain Connes, one of the most eminent living mathematicians, find themselves deeply divided by these questions. Why order should exist in the world at all, and why it should be comprehensible to human beings, is the question that lies at the heart of these remarkable dialogues
The physiology of truth : neuroscience and human knowledge by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on provocative new findings about the psychophysiology of perception and judgment in both human and nonhuman primates, and also on the cultural history of science, Jean-Pierre Changeux makes a powerful case for the reality of scientific progress and argues that it forms the basis for a coherent and universal theory of human rights. On this view, belief in objective knowledge is not a mere ideological slogan or a naive confusion; it is a characteristic feature of human cognition throughout evolution, and the scientific method is its most sophisticated embodiment. Seeking to reconcile science and humanism. Changeux holds that the capacity to recognize truths that are independent of subjective personal experience constitutes the foundation of a human civil society."--Jacket
Origins of the human brain by Fondation Fyssen( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by their origins. The evolutionary development of the human brain is of particular interest as human intellectual, emotional, and cultural capacities are considered to be unique among animals. This book brings together a group of eminent scientists from the fields of anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. Their views provide a starting point for a debate based on the most recent scientific data relating to the evolutionary origins of the human brain. The sciences of the past (palaeontology, archaeology) are joined with the sciences of the present and future (molecular neurobiology, population genetics) to produce a lively, informative, and valuable synthesis
What makes us think? : a neuroscientist and a philosopher argue about ethics, human nature, and the brain by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En quoi les connaissances nouvelles sur le cerveau, permises par les progrès des neurosciences, modifient-elles notre connaissance de nous-mêmes? Auront-elles un jour une influence sur notre conduite morale? Un dialogue d'idées, fruit d'une rencontre inédite entre sciences cognitives et sciences humaines
The good, the true, & the beautiful : a neuronal approach by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fascinating and bold discussion, a renowned neurobiologist serves as guide to the most complex physical object in the living world: the human brain. Taking into account the newest brain research--morphological, physiological, chemical, genetic--and placing these findings in the context of psychology, philosophy, art, and literature, Changeux ventures into the unexplored territories where these diverse disciplines intersect. Changeux's book draws on Plato's notion that the Good, the True, and the Beautiful are celestial essences or ideas, independent but so intertwined as to be inseparable. Placing these essences within the characteristic features of the human brain's neuronal organization, the author addresses unsolved questions in neuroscience today. With imagination and deep insight, Changeux illuminates the evolution of the brain and deciphers what new developments in neuroscience may portend for the future of humanity"--Provided by publisher
Regulation of enzyme activity and allosteric interactions by Federation of European Biochemical Societies( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matière à pensée by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mathématiques et la biologie se trouvent aux deux extrémités du spectre de la science. D'un côté la rigueur logique, débarrassée de toute contingence matérielle, de l'autre une science d'observation, profondément tributaire de savoir-faire techniques et de concepts moraux. Ce livre d'entretiens tente de créer une passerelle entre ces disciplines que tout éloigne. Les deux auteurs, tous deux académiciens et professeurs au Collège de France, s'interrogent sur la nature de la pensée, l'existence des objets mathématiques ou le rapport entre le cerveau et les machines
Raison et plaisir by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis une vingtaine d'années, cependant, grâce à l'apport des neurosciences et de la psychologie cognitive, loin de s'épaissir, le mystère peu à peu se dissipe. Explorateur du cerveau et grand collectionneur, c'est à une fantastique "aventure philosophique" au cœur du processus créatif que nous convie Jean-Pierre Changeux, dans ce livre illustré par des chefs-d'œuvre peu connus de l'art français et étranger
The neural and molecular bases of learning : report of the Dahlem Workshop on the Neural and Molecular Bases of Learning, Berlin 1985, December 8-13 by Dahlem Workshop on the Neural and Molecular Bases of Learning( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fondements naturels de l'éthique by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in French and Turkish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors : from molecular biology to cognition by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acetylcholine nicotinic receptor is among the most studied receptors in neuroscience. Involved in muscle contraction and a wide variety of other neurological functions, including the processing of nicotine, it was the first receptor to be isolated and observed at the molecular level, providing a major research pathway for scientists working in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology, and behavioral science. This book describes four decades of scientific research that inform our current understanding of this receptor
Neurobiology of human values by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man has been pondering for centuries over the basis of his own ethical and aesthetic values. Until recent times, such issues were primarily fed by the thinking of philosophers, moralists and theologists, or by the findings of historians or sociologists relating to universality or variations in these values within various populations. Science has avoided this field of investigation within the confines of philosophy. Beyond the temptation to stay away from the field of knowledge science may also have felt itself unconcerned by the study of human values for a simple heuristic reason, namely the lack of tools allowing objective study. For the same reason, researchers tended to avoid the study of feelings or consciousness until, over the past two decades, this became a focus of interest for many neuroscientists. It is apparent that many questions linked to research in the field of neuroscience are now arising. The hope is that this book will help to formulate them more clearly rather than skirting them. The authors do not wish to launch a new moral philosophy, but simply to gather objective knowledge for reflection
The brain by Gerald M Edelman( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular basis of nerve activity : proceedings of the International Symposium in Memory of David Nachmansohn (1899-1983), Berlin (West) Germany, October 11-13, 1984 by David Nachmansohn( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une même éthique pour tous? by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peut-on éduquer à la tolérance et comment? Quel rôle doivent être amenés à jouer les comités d'éthique dans cette perspective? Aux côtés de médecins et de chercheurs, philosophes, religieux, anthropologues, neuropsychologues, juristes, éducateurs, ont débattu de ces questions fondamentales pour l'avenir de nos sociétés
La lumière au siècle des Lumières & aujourd'hui : art et science : [exposition], Galeries Poirel, Nancy, du 16 septembre au 16 décembre 2005 by France) Galeries Poirel (Nancy( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la fois scientifique, artistique et philosophique, cette exposition confronte l'évolution de la connaissance et des techniques à celle de l'art et du goût au XVIIIe siècle. Parmi les thèmes traités : la lumière dans la peinture lorraine ; l'optique et la perception visuelle ; le jugement perceptif ; l'abbé Grégoire, les droits de l'homme et l'éducation scientifique
La vérité dans les sciences : symposium annuel by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contribution à l'étude des animaux associés aux Holothurides by Jean-Pierre Changeux( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in French and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conversations on mind, matter, and mathematics
Alternative Names
Changeux, J.-P.

Changeux, J.-P. 1936-

Changeux, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre)

Changeux, Jean-Pierre

Changeux, Jean Pierre 1936-

Changeux, Jean-Pierre P.

Jean-Pierre Changeux Frans bioloog

Jean-Pierre Changeux französischer Neurobiologe, Professor für molekulare Neurobiologie am Collège de France und dem Institut Pasteur

Jean-Pierre Changeux French biologist

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Conversations on mind, matter, and mathematicsThe physiology of truth : neuroscience and human knowledgeOrigins of the human brainWhat makes us think? : a neuroscientist and a philosopher argue about ethics, human nature, and the brainNicotinic acetylcholine receptors : from molecular biology to cognitionNeurobiology of human valuesThe brain