El Cerebro y El Mito del Yo by Rodolfo Llinas at – ISBN – ISBN – Grupo Editorial Norma – – Softcover. In I of the Vortex, Rodolfo Llinas, a founding father of modern brain science, .. del cerebro a través de la historia, y nos cuestiona sobre la mente y el “yo. Este libro es un poquito dificil de leer. Al principio cuesta trabajo concentrarse en el, pero una vez que uno empieza no se despega. El libro explica los.

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In Cefebro of the Vortex, Rodolfo Llinas, a founding father of modern brain science, presents an original view of the evolution and nature of mind. According to Llinas, the mindness state evolved to allow predictive interactions between mobile creatures and their environment. He illustrates the early evolution of mind through a primitive animal called the sea squirt. The mobile In I of the Vortex, Rodolfo Llinas, a founding father of modern brain science, presents an original view of the evolution and nature of mind.

The mobile larval form has a brainlike ganglion that receives sensory information about the surrounding environment. As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to rodofo stationary object then digests most of its own brain. This suggests that the nervous system evolved to allow active movement in animals.

To move through the environment safely, a creature must anticipate the outcome of each movement on the basis of incoming sensory data. Thus the capacity to predict is most likely the ultimate brain function. One could even say that Self is the centralization of prediction. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self

To ask other readers questions about I of the Vortex miot, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 21, J rated it it was amazing. The “sea squirt” eating its own brain. The evolutionary development of a nervous system is an exclusive property of actively moving creatures.

Prediction is the ultimate function of the brain. Prediction and control of movement. Prediction must have a goal.

El punto de partida del Dr. Entonces, para moverse activamente como estrategia exitosa de supervivencia usted necesita un cerebro que viene con la capacidad preinstalada de aprender, y usted necesita aprender acerca del contexto en el que mit desenvuelve y luego a partir de llihas aprendizaje ser capaz de formar ideas y percepciones que le permitan anticipar eventos, en otras palabras usted necesita pensar.


No obstante, es importante mencionar que la consciencia requiere de dos elementos: Usando la misma pregunta que el Dr. Aug 30, Miriam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Every summer from untilI started to read this book. Every summer I understood more and more of it, and every summer I became even more determined to finish it. I finally finished it right before going off to college, and I ep glad that I stuck it out.

I won’t try to summarize the book, but here is my favorite quotation from it: May 21, Ivonne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book twice, it’s really worth it. It is a technical book but combines the philosophy and science.

You will learn a little about your senses and diseases. Sep 27, Patrick rated it it was ok.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. Llinás

While there lpinas some very interesting ideas in this book, Llinas is not very good at conveying them. He talks around the subject instead of through it, he is very bad at explaining difficult ideas, and he dramatically overestimates the level of jargon the average reader will understand.

Yes, I can understand when you say “caudate nucleus” and “sinusoidal”, but I studied neuroscience. Perhaps it is my own temperament; I was never very interested in the fine mechanical questions of neuroscience; they always seemed trivial, “Easy Problems” in Chalmers’ terms, electrical engineering when what we need is a theory of operating systems.

Llinas spends page after page detailing these tiny mechanisms, never with any clear direction to the argument. Maybe he just finds them fascinating. The core theory, however, is a very compelling one, and one I had not read before: It is deeply tied to the control of volitional movement.

Indeed, one of the better parts of the book is when Llinas explains the developmental processes involved in the growth of muscles and the motor system, from simple rhythmic motions on upward to finer and finer control. If ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny then it would strongly support his evolutionary argumentthough alas, the similarity is much exaggerated.

In hindsight it seems almost obvious: Of course consciousness is related to motion! Animals are the sort of things that have both, and that’s no coincidence. Yet in fact most neuroscientists operate under a working theory that consciousness is some higher-order process, useful only for advanced forms of cognition; many don’t even ascribe consciousness to other animals which I consider the malodorous residue of behaviorismand others think that it is purely an epiphenomenon with no causal power even though such things would literally violate basic laws of physics.


Llinas is the first I’ve read so far who really understands that to explain consciousness we need to explain what consciousness DOES, what it is FOR; and voluntary motion seems like a very good candidate for that explanation. Sep 22, Gloria Elena. Uno de los mejores libros que he leido. Sumamente interesante, aunque tiene dos capitulos un poquito pesados, pero vale la pena!

Jul 14, DJ marked it as to-read Shelves: A speculative book on the neural roots of consciousness that actually receives citation in respectable publications? Sep 18, Mark rated it really liked it. Slow going but worth the journey. Lo que es cierto es que es un libro iluminador sobre el yo, la mente y el cuerpo. Tan simple como es. Jul 07, Alexi Parizeau rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have a “wine cellar” of fine books that I save for special evenings, and this was one of the most precious in my collection.

It does not disappoint! Dec 29, Toon Pepermans rated it really liked it Shelves: Brian rated it it was ok Mar 21, Patryk Piesiak rated it really liked it Dec 19, Ben Heckler rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Camilo Ramirez rated it it was amazing May 14, Alex Mason rated it really liked it Jul 16, Soulcatcher rated it really liked it May 10, Anna rated it really liked it May 21, J rated it really liked it Jun 23, Luis Urrego rated it liked it Jan 03, Juan Manuel rated it liked it Jul 22, Darshan rated it really liked it Jul 25, Viviana Maldonado rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Rob Callender rated it it was amazing Jan 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

He is roolfo known for his work on the physiology of the cerebellum, the thalamus, Thalamocortical dysrhythmia as well as for his pioneering work on the inferior olive, on the squid giant synapse and on human magnetoencephalography MEG. Books by Rodolfo R. Trivia About I of the Vortex: No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from I of the Vortex: That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.

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