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    The theory of brain-sign: a new model of brain operation

    Clapson, Philip (2017) The theory of brain-sign: a new model of brain operation. In: Leefman, J. and Hildt, E. (eds.) The Human Sciences After the Decade of the Brain. Elsevier (Academic Press), pp. 81-100. ISBN 9780128042052.

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    Despite widespread efforts, consciousness, which humans and other specific organisms are deemed to possess, remains physically unexplained. Therefore humans and other organisms cannot be defined scientifically. And since science is a human creation, science itself is foundationally problematized. In recent years I have developed a theory of the brain phenomenon termed brain-sign. Brain-sign replaces consciousness as the brain phenomenon. It is a means of inter-neural communication, and is generated by the brain from its causal orientation toward the world at each moment, in terms of that world. Since signs are wholly physical and biologically ubiquitous, humans can be described scientifically. The requirement to locate the mind in the brain is dissolved, and the brain-related yet disparate disciplines of neuroscience, psychology and the social sciences gain a uniform theoretical and practical scientific foundation. A new perspective on the human sciences can result by acknowledging humans as wholly physical constructs.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Philip Clapson
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 12:33
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:31


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