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Churchland, Patricia Smith

Overview
Works: 91 works in 341 publications in 9 languages and 14,015 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Interviews  Television news programs  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: QP360, 612.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Smith Churchland
The computational brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do groups of neurons interact to enable the organism to see, decide, and move appropriately? What are the principles whereby networks of neurons represent and compute? These are the central questions probed by The Computational Brain. Churchland and Sejnowski address the foundational ideas of the emerging field of computational neuroscience, examine a diverse range of neural network models, and consider future directions of the field. The Computational Brain is the first unified and broadly accessible book to bring together computational concepts and behavioral data within a neurobiological framework." "Computer models constrained by neurobiological data can help reveal how networks of neurons subserve perception and behavior--how their physical interactions can yield global results in perception and behavior, and how their physical properties are used to code information and compute solutions. The Computational Brain focuses mainly on three domains: visual perception, learning and memory, and sensorimotor integration. Examples of recent computer models in these domains are discussed in detail, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, and extracting principles applicable to other domains. Churchland and Sejnowski show how both abstract models and neurobiologically realistic models can have useful roles in computational neuroscience, and they predict the coevolution of models and experiments at many levels of organization, from the neuron to the system."
On the contrary : critical essays, 1987-1997 by Paul M Churchland( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection was prepared in the belief that the most useful and revealing of anyone's writings are often those shorter essays penned in conflict with or criticism of one's professional colleagues. The essays in this book present the Churchlands' critical responses to a variety of philosophical positions advanced by some two dozen contemporary philosophical theorists."--Jacket
Braintrust : what neuroscience tells us about morality by Patricia Smith Churchland( )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust, neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain."--Jacket
The mind-brain continuum : sensory processes by Rodolfo R Llinás( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurophilosophy : toward a unified science of the mind-brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

55 editions published between 990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching a nerve : the self as brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative--drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences--trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life. Offering lucid explanations of the neural workings that underlie identity, she reveals how the latest research into consciousness, memory, and free will can help us reexamine enduring philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions: What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And why do we feel empathy for others? Recent scientific discoveries also provide insights into a fascinating range of real-world dilemmas--for example, whether an adolescent can be held responsible for his actions and whether a patient in a coma can be considered a self. Churchland appreciates that the brain-based understanding of the mind can unnerve even our greatest thinkers. At a conference she attended, a prominent philosopher cried out, "I hate the brain; I hate the brain!" But as Churchland shows, he need not feel this way. Accepting that our brains are the basis of who we are liberates us from the shackles of superstition. It allows us to take ourselves seriously as a product of evolved mechanisms, past experiences, and social influences. And it gives us hope that we can fix some grievous conditions, and when we cannot, we can at least understand them with compassion."--Publisher's description
Brain-wise : studies in neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drwing on results from research at the neuronal, neurochemical, system and whole-brain levels, this text gives an up-to-date perspective on the state of neurophilosophy - what we know, what we do not know and where things may go from here
The computer and the brain by John Von Neumann( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book represents the view of one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century on the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. John von Neumann concludes that the brain operates in part digitally, in part analogically, but uses a peculiar statistical language unlike that employed in the operation of man-made computers. This edition includes a new foreword by two eminent figures in the fields of philosophy, neuroscience, and consciousness, Paul M. Churchland and Patricia S. Churchland."--Jacket
Consciousness at the crossroads : conversations with the Dalai Lama on brain science and Buddhism by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions that have driven a wedge between Western science and religion. Consciousness at the Crossroads resulted from meetings of the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the mind an ephemeral side-effect of the brain's physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness happen? The Dalai Lama's incisive, clear approach and open-minded pursuit of knowledge both challenges and offers inspiration to Western scientists
Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer's disease by Yves Christen( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between body (or brain) and mind is still poorly understood. Alzheimer's disease could be a good model for the study of typical neurophilosophical problems such as the mind brain relationship and also, more particularly, as a means to understanding different aspects of human consciousness and thinking, since Alzheimer's disease presents a situation in which both modification of the cognitive faculties and organic changes, cellular and even molecular, may be observed simultaneously. The intention of the contributors of this volume was not to pronounce the last word on a debate which is certain to continue for a long time to come but to help introduce the neurophilosophical debate into an area of research where it is more often molecules that are manipulated rather than philosophical concepts
Touching a nerve : our brains, our selves by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trailblazing philosopher?s exploration of the latest brain science?and its ethical and practical implications. -- Offering lucid explanations of the neural workings that underlie identity, she reveals how the latest research into consciousness, memory, and free will can help us reexamine enduring philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions: What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And why do we feel empathy for others? Recent scientific discoveries also provide insights into a fascinating range of real-world dilemmas?for example, whether an adolescent can be held responsible for his actions and whether a patient in a coma can be considered a self.Churchland appreciates that the brain-based understanding of the mind can unnerve even our greatest thinkers. At a conference she attended, a prominent philosopher cried out, “I hate the brain; I hate the brain!” But as Churchland shows, he need not feel this way. Accepting that our brains are the basis of who we are liberates us from the shackles of superstition. It allows us to take ourselves seriously as a product of evolved mechanisms, past experiences, and social influences. And it gives us hope that we can fix some grievous conditions, and when we cannot, we can at least understand them with compassion
Evolved morality : the biology and philosophy of human conscience by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality is often defined in opposition to the natural "instincts," or as a tool to keep those instincts in check. New findings in neuroscience, social psychology, animal behaviour, and anthropology have brought us back to the original Darwinian position that moral behaviour is continuous with the social behavior of animals, and most likely evolved to enhance the cooperativeness of society. In this view, morality is part of human nature rather than its opposite. This interdisciplinary volume debates the origin and working of human morality within the context of science as well as religion and philosophy. Experts from widely different backgrounds speculate how morality may have evolved, how it develops in the child, and what science can tell us about its working and origin. They also discuss how to deal with the age-old facts-versus-values debate, also known as the naturalistic fallacy. The implications of this exchange are enormous, as they may transform cherished views on if and why we are the only moral species
Grundlagen zur Neuroinformatik und Neurobiologie : the computational brain in deutscher Sprache by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurophilosophie : l'esprit-cerveau by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of brain : a conversation with Patricia Churchland( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patricia ruminates on what it means to fully appreciate that the mind is fully caused by the brain belief, as outlined in her recent book, Touching A Nerve
How the human mind works : Patricia Smith Churchland( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program with Bill Moyers, Patricia Smith Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, discusses startling new theories about how the mind works and about how much control we have over our thoughts, decisions and choices
The mind of Patricia Smith Churchland( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of California, San Diego professor Patricia Smith Churchland challenges the basic understanding of the brain from the point of view of neurophilosophy
El cerebro moral : lo que la neurociencia nos cuenta sobre la moralidad by Patricia Smith Churchland( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

℗¿Qu©♭ es la moralidad? ℗¿De d©đnde procede? Y ℗¿Por qu©♭ la mayor parte de nosotros la tiene en mente la mayor parte del tiempo? En El cerebro moral, Patricia Churchland, pionera de la neurofilosof©Ưa, sostiene que la moralidad se origina en la biolog©Ưa del cerebro. Describe la "plataforma neurol©đgica de la vinculaci©đn emocional" que, modificada por las presiones evolutivas y los valores culturales, ha desembocado en los diversos estilos humanos de la conducta moral. El resultado es una provocativa genealog©Ưa de la moral que nos induce a reevaluar la prioridad que concedemos a la religi©đn, a las normas absolutas, y a la raz©đn pura como base de la moralidad. Seg©ðn Churchland, los valores morales est©Łn arraigados en la conducta habitual de todos los mam©Ưferos, lo cual se manifiesta en el cuidado a la prole. La estructura evolucionada del cerebro, as©Ư como los procesos y la qu©Ưmica del cerebro hacen que los humanos no s©đlo se preocupen por su propia supervivencia, sino por el bienestar de las personas que le rodean: primero sus descendientes, despu©♭s sus parejas, su familia, etc., en c©Ưrculos de "cuidado" cada vez m©Łs amplios. La separaci©đn y la exclusi©đn causan dolor, y la compa©ł©Ưa de las personas amadas placer. As©Ư, respondiendo a los sentimientos de dolor y placer social, los cerebros ajustan sus circuitos a las costumbres locales. As©Ư, el cuidado hacia los dem©Łs se gesta, se moldea conscientemente y se inculcan los valores morales. Un elemento esencial de todo ello es la oxitocina, una antigua mol©♭cula cerebral y corporal que disminuye la respuesta del estr©♭s y permite que los humanos desarrollen la confianza entre unos y otros, una confianza necesaria para el desarrollo de los v©Ưnculos familiares, las instituciones sociales y la moralidad. Con esta descripci©đn de los procesos que nos hacen seres morales, El cerebro moral nos permite reconsiderar los or©Ưgenes y la funci©đn de uno de los principales valores sociales
Brain-Wise Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Churchlands and their critics( Book )

3 editions published between 1006 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The computational brain
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On the contrary : critical essays, 1987-1997Braintrust : what neuroscience tells us about moralityThe mind-brain continuum : sensory processesNeurophilosophy : toward a unified science of the mind-brainBrain-wise : studies in neurophilosophyThe computer and the brainConsciousness at the crossroads : conversations with the Dalai Lama on brain science and BuddhismThe Churchlands and their critics
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Churchland, P.

Churchland, P. 1943-

Churchland, P. (Patricia)

Churchland, P. (Patricia), 1943-

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Churchland Patricia S.

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Churchland, Patricia S. (Patricia Smith)

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