I have a science background and I am fascinated with epistemology.
I have been interested in consciousness theory for some time. This book is perhaps the best I have read or heard of this type, Werner R Loewenstein clearly explains the genesis and evolution of the nervous system. he also, gives up-to-date detailed discussions of the of the answer to the simple problem of consciousness that is where in the brain is it located. He is an artistic and skillful writer, and gives the best explanation that I have read as to why we evolved to be conscious. As to the difficult problem of consciousness; how we are aware, creative, and artistic; he remains strictly objective and scientific. He views the human brain has basically a exquisite computer, but leaves open the possibility that quantum computing, just like quantum sensing, may open new possibilities for explanation.
Walter Dixons narration is excellent,and could not be improved upon. I like the book in audible form so much that I bought a visual version so that I can see the illustrations and review the references.
I have a science background, but I'm neither a physicist nor am I a mathematician. Brian Greene has a gift for clear easy-to-understand explanations of both physical principles and the complex mathematics of string theory. I have previously read this book and two others that he has written. Eric Davies reads with clarity and just the right emphasis to promote understanding.
This book is crystal clear . The best cosmology book that I have found.Under standing understanding : I believe that it plays off of the human minds ability to integrate information, , to the highest level,in the parallel and probablistic. Space time GPS grid, in our brain. The human brain uses this process to create consciousness but probably tries out many juxtapositions prior to determining what Will become conscious. Even the very best non-algorithmic computer programs can't yetdo this. The brain creates A virtual reality based on this, for survival.
According to Ludwig Boltzman, sensory impressions are based at best on statistical estimates and scientific research is ,at neither precise nor accurate.Complex Scietific investigations, demand statistical analysis.
In special relativity, momentum is closely related to energy. Under boosts, energy and momentum mix with one another, just as time and space do. The total momentum of an isolated system is conserved. Space-time and matter and energy interact on Einstein's reality- metric grid and the brain creates-responds with a virtual reality based on historical survival. A dance,history does”nt repeat itself, but it rhymes.
What's fundamental, is the interpretation of quantum field theory as the grid. The reality grid like the neuronal consciousness grid is semi continuous ,with fermions ,photons and other bosons ,being simultaneously destroyed and created along the way to create motion just like our neurological consciousness grid creates and destroys ionic flow , integrating to the highest level. Space Time matter energy events don't repeat , but they do rhyme .Events may start out random, at the quantum level, but in a complex manner, they end up as a song ,and we and our consciousness ,are part of of the cosmic dance.
Paraphrased after Wilczek, Frank (2009-03-25). The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces