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Tides. of. Mind. Many. thinkers see the mind as a massive ancient temple newly unearthed in a desert somewhere. ... the quality of consciousness—all change continuously throughout the day, as we sweep down a spectrum that is crucial to ...

Author: David Gelernter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631490842

Category: Science

Page: 288

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A “rock star” (New York Times) of the computing world provides a radical new work on the meaning of human consciousness. The holy grail of psychologists and scientists for nearly a century has been to understand and replicate both human thought and the human mind. In fact, it's what attracted the now-legendary computer scientist and AI authority David Gelernter to the discipline in the first place. As a student and young researcher in the 1980s, Gelernter hoped to build a program with a dial marked "focus." At maximum "focus," the program would "think" rationally, formally, reasonably. As the dial was turned down and "focus" diminished, its "mind" would start to wander, and as you dialed even lower, this artificial mind would start to free-associate, eventually ignoring the user completely as it cruised off into the mental adventures we know as sleep. While the program was a only a partial success, it laid the foundation for The Tides of Mind, a groundbreaking new exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the "mental spectrum," reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds. With far-reaching implications, Gelernter’s landmark "Spectrum of Consciousness" finally helps decode some of the most mysterious wonders of the human mind, such as the numinous light of early childhood, why dreams are so often predictive, and why sadism and masochism underpin some of our greatest artistic achievements. It’s a theory that also challenges the very notion of the mind as a machine—and not through empirical studies or "hard science" but by listening to our great poets and novelists, who have proven themselves as humanity's most trusted guides to the subjective mind and inner self. In the great introspective tradition of Wilhelm Wundt and René Descartes, David Gelernter promises to not only revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human but also to help answer many of our most fundamental questions about the origins of creativity, thought, and consciousness.
2016-02-22 By David Gelernter

In his book, “The Tides of Mind”6, he proposes that the mind changes in a spectrum, as its activities ebb and flow; ... Gelernter, David, The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness, Liveright Publishing Corporation, ...

Author: Wayne Talbot

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664104204

Category: Science

Page: 780

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The author started his working career as an Air Traffic Control Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, and after resigning his commission, spent thirty-five years in the Information Services industry. In the context of his writings, he describes himself as an analyst, by aspiration, inclination, proclivity, training, and occupation. His books reflect his primary intellectual pursuit: explanations given for human existence by both religions and evolution. Having published several analyses including “Religion: Of God or Man” and “Seeking After God”, he concluded that there was nothing more that he could learn on that subject – the issue remained an enduring mystery. Returning to the other explanation, evolution, he had long wanted to complete a more thorough analysis of evolution theory, than as presented in his earlier publications, “The Dawkins Deficiency” and “Information, Knowledge, Evolution and Self”. This required that he acquire and study dozens of academic books and other publications, seeking to understand the plausibility, and at times hollowness, of scientific explanations. Using his background knowledge of relevant technologies, he was able to identify parallels between modern automation and mechanisation, and human biological processes. One of particular interest was an analysis of the technical similarities between the human sensory system, and modern telemetry systems. With a lifelong passion for a travel, and a modest appetite for adventure, he has trekked in the Khumbu and Annapurna regions of Nepal, the Peruvian Andes, and Patagonia. His hobby, apart from writing, has been a love of all things motorcycling, from touring remote areas, and attending races, to complete restoration of vintage motorcycles. He has motorcycled throughout parts of his native Australia, North America, New Zealand, Iceland, Bolivia, Peru, Turkey, the Himalaya, Morocco, Greece, and eastern Europe. His business and holiday travels have taken him through sixty countries, and all continents, including Antarctica. Evolution is defined as the change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations, resulting in changes in both the genotype and phenotype. The evidence for evolution is primarily circumstantial, being based on fossils of extinct species, physical similarities, and a largely common genome. Charles Darwin believed that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Today, we know so much more than Darwin did 150 years ago, leading many scientists to discard genetic mutation and natural selection as having the development power previously ascribed to them. What has been missing in the science so far is “systems thinking” - a holistic approach to analysis that focuses on the way that a system's constituent parts interrelate, and how systems work over time and within the context of larger systems. Questioning whether the mind consists of organs of the brain, an emergent property of the brain, or activities of the brain, as scientists suggest, the author has concluded for none of these. The brain being physical, it can only deal with the physical, but the mind deals in the conceptual, which has no physical properties. With his background in related technologies, the author has compared the human nervous system with telemetry systems as used in modern aircraft, vehicles, and other applications. Though implemented differently, the functional requirements remain the same, which has prompted a different perspective on how it could have evolved. The telemetry system in the human body is astounding in its complexity, accuracy, and reliability, leading to the author’s doubts as to its claimed evolutionary origins. Crossing a Chasm is an analysis of the probability that such could be accomplished by innumerable, unguided small steps, over whatever time.
2021-03-11 By Wayne Talbot

Eccles, John C., How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN, SpringerVerlag, Berlin, Germany, 1994 16. ... Gelernter, David, The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness, Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 2016 23.

Author: Wayne Talbot

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984507563

Category: Science

Page: 524

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To romance: “to tell stories that are not true, or to describe an event in a way that makes it sound better than it was – in this case, more scientific than it is. A myth is not always a fairy story, but most often, the presentation of facts belonging to one category in the idioms appropriate to another. Usually, there is some factual basis for the narrative. This book seeks to expose neuromythology – mythology developed by scientists in their attempts to describe the human mind in material and mechanistic terms.
2021-08-19 By Wayne Talbot

Matter is the mystery, since it doesn't seem to have the properties of mind or consciousness when we inspect it. ... see David Gelernter, The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness (New York: Liveright, 2016).

Author: Jay W. Richards

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 9780451496188

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Bestselling author and economist Jay W. Richards makes the definitive case for how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream in an age of automation and mass disruption. For two and a half centuries, America has been held together by the belief that if you work hard and conduct yourself responsibly in this country, you will be able to prosper and leave a better life for your children. But over the past decade, that idea has come into crisis. A recession, the mass outsourcing of stable jobs, and a coming wave of automation that will replace millions of blue- and white-collar jobs alike have left many people worried that the game is rigged and that our best days are behind us. In this story-driven manifesto on the future of American work, Jay Richards argues that such thinking is counterproductive--making us more fragile, more dependent, and less equipped to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. If we're going to survive, we need a new model for how ordinary people can thrive in this age of mass disruption. Richards pulls back the curtain on what's really happening in our economy, dispatching myths about capitalism, greed, and upward mobility. And he tells the stories of how real individuals have begun to rebuild a culture of virtue, capitalizing on the skills that are most uniquely human: creativity, resilience, and empathy for the needs of others. Destined to take its place alongside classics like Economics in One Lesson, The Human Advantage is the essential book for understanding the future of American work, and how each of us can make this era of staggering change work on our behalf.
2018-06-19 By Jay W. Richards

Ignatius believed that we could come to know Jesus of Nazareth on a deeper level if we pictured ourselves. 1. David Gelernter, The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness (New York: ...

Author: Kate Moorehead

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898690705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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• A biblical, theological perspective on mental illness • Offers a new view of Mary Magdalene’s role for us today Mary Magdalene, first witness to Jesus’s resurrection, has been one of the most misunderstood of all the saints, maligned for centuries as a prostitute, despite there being nothing in the Bible to indicate anything of the sort. The Bible does say that Mary was possessed by demons, and that Jesus healed her. Today, we would call Mary’s problem not possession but a mental health condition. Author Kate Morehead says, “A saint is someone who walks ahead of us, guides us, and keeps us on the path to life . . . . For us, they are role models. Like us, they struggled and journeyed, but they drew closer and each one of them carved out a different path to God. “It is my hope and prayer that by telling the truth of her story, Mary Magdalene might take her rightful place as the guide for those of us who struggle with mental health issues (and if we are truly honest, that means each and every one of us) . . . . It is time for us to let her show us her beautiful, unique, and sometimes frightening path to true health. It is a path that leads directly to heart of God.”
2018 By Kate Moorehead

Psychoanalysis also theorized that, although the brain is individual, meaning that it has a unique individual physiological ... scientist at Yale, has written a book, The Tides Of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness (2016).

Author: Alan Slomowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351718486

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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Homosexuality, Transsexuality, Psychoanalysis and Traditional Judaism explores the often incommensurable and irreconcilable beliefs and understandings of sexuality and gender in the Orthodox Jewish community from psychoanalytic, rabbinic, feminist, and queer perspectives. The book explores how seemingly irreconcilable differences might be resolved. The book is divided into two separate but related sections. The first highlights the divide between the psychoanalytic, academic, and traditional Orthodox Jewish perspectives on sexual identity and orientation, and the acute psychic and social challenges faced by gay and lesbian members of the Orthodox Jewish world. The contributors ask us to engage with them in a dialogue that allows for authentic conversation. The second section focuses on gender identity, especially as experienced by the Orthodox transgender members of the community. It also highlights the divide between theories that see gender as fluid and traditional Judaism that sees gender as strictly binary. The contributors write about their views and experiences from both sides of the divide. They ask us to engage in true authentic dialogue about these complex and crucial emotional and religious challenges. Homosexuality, Transsexuality, Psychoanalysis and Traditional Judaism will be of great interest to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as members and leaders of Jewish communities working with LGBTQ issues.
2019-03-04 By Alan Slomowitz

Austin MD, James H. Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness (Boston: MIT 1998). Austin MD, James H. Meditating ... The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness (New York: Norton, 2016).

Author: Greg Sazima

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642504385

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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Learn Calmness, Contentment, and Coping Skills Practical Mindfulness is the one book I recommend to my patients, even when they don’t believe they want to start meditating." ―Lisa Goldstein, MD―Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Master the nuts and bolts of meditation, without the crystals and granola. This book is a no-nonsense, no-incense training guide to the life-changing benefits of mindfulness. Training exercises that work. Practical Mindfulness approaches mindfulness and meditation from a hands-on, how-to, irreverent perspective–appealing directly to smart readers curious about meditation. By applying Dr. Sazima’s training routines, learn to spend more time in real engagement with the world. Cultivate a deeper appreciation of experiences, from the everyday to the extraordinary, and live your life more fully, wisely, and joyfully. A practical approach to finding “home.” We all search for that safe, comfortable feeling of peace of mind–our inner “home.” When we face challenges–economic crisis or a life-threatening health problem–we can realize with blinding clarity there is no sustainable outside solution. Those without a more developed interior awareness can suffer stress, anxiety, and depression. Our real home, a place we can always return to no matter what, is actually inside of us. We’re practically there. Meditation training from an expert. Dr. Sazima is a board-certified psychiatrist, educator of family doctors-in-training at Stanford’s Family Medicine Residency, and experience meditator and meditation teacher. He is also a survivor of a rare bone cancer who used the powerful practice of meditation to navigate his medical crisis. Now, he is on a “pay it forward” mission to help us gain a practical understanding and mastery of mindful awareness, and to show us why and how meditation works. Readers of books such as 10% Happier; The Untethered Soul; Wherever You Go, There You Are; or Buddha’s Brain, will love Practical Mindfulness.
2021-01-19 By Greg Sazima

Wilber, K.: The Spectrum of Consciousness 2. Csikszentmihalyi, M.: Flow: The ... (2015). Thinking_Without_Consciousness. ... Gerlenter, D.: The Tides of Mind: Uncovering ...

Author: Dylan D. Schmorrow

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030781149

Category: Computers

Page: 486

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, held as a virtual event, in July 2021. The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. AC 2021 includes a total of 32 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: BCI and brain activity measurement physiological measuring and human performance; modelling human cognition; and augmented cognition in complex environments.​
2021-07-03 By Dylan D. Schmorrow

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness. New York: Norton, 2016. Gates of Prayer, the New Union Prayer Book. New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975. Gazzaniga, Michael. Human: The Science Behind What ...

Author: Ralph Mecklenburger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725284951

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Why Call It God? contends that God is the order of the universe, including "divine intangibles" such as love, justice, beauty, and compassion, which correctly give us faith that our lives have purpose and meaning. The age-old problem of evil, science increasingly explaining how the world works when we used to turn to God and religion for answers, and rampant secularism have produced a decline in religion, though less a rebellion than simply a drifting away. We need to understand that God is the order of the universe and thus the ultimate source of life, meaning, and spirituality. Since no one fully understands the divine, all God talk is metaphorical and approximate. Many moderns mistakenly think they are religious doubters when in fact they are just holding on to personal metaphors for God as "king" and "judge" when they could, and most often do, believe in the awe-inspiring order of being, a conviction enhanced by science, religion, ethics, and the arts.
2020-11-25 By Ralph Mecklenburger

Corporate tides. San Francisco, CA: Berret-Koehler. Fritz, R. (1999). ... Enactivist interventions: Rethinking the mind. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ... The tides of mind: Uncovering the spectrum of consciousness.

Author: Greg Morgan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787567757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Rewriting Leadership with Narrative Intelligence draws on a range of disciplines and scholarly traditions to build a compelling case for a new perspective on leadership, seeing it as a deeply embodied, intuitive skill of curating shared narratives in influence relationships.
2019-05-22 By Greg Morgan