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Part of a series dedicated to highlighting advances in neurosciences and brain research, this lecture focuses on Dr. Gerald M. Edelman's work. Edelman believes that humanity is about to experience the single largest intellectual revolution in human history. He has three sub-themes: what we can learn from and what we must know to attack the human problems of drug addiction, psychoses, and neurological diseases; whether the mind is similar to a computer; and that what makes us human is our consciousness. He offers a description of how neurons function and also argues that human brains are not like computers, but that the brain is more of a Darwinian system, evolutionary.
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Sherwood L. Boehlert.
Transfer; National Institute of Mental Health; 20060821; Acc# 2006-12.