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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It does not disappoint! Jul 14, DJ marked it as to-read Shelves: Rob Callender rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Prediction and control of movement. I read this book twice, it’s really worth it. Darshan rated it really liked it Jul 25, In hindsight it seems almost obvious: Every summer from untilI started to read this book. Want to Read saving…. As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object then digests most of its own brain.

He illustrates the early evolution of mind through a primitive animal called the sea squirt. I won’t try to summarize the book, but here is my favorite quotation from it: No trivia or quizzes yet. Lo que es cierto es que es un libro iluminador sobre el yo, la mente y el cuerpo.


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

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Usando la misma pregunta que el Dr. Alex Mason rated it really liked it Jul 16, Llinas is the first I’ve read so vel 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.

Llinas spends page after page detailing these tiny mechanisms, never with any clear direction to the argument.

Soulcatcher rated it really liked it May 10, It is a technical book but combines the philosophy and science. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self

That is to say, if we look at how the cerwbro generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning. This suggests that the nervous system evolved to allow active movement in animals.


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.

The “sea squirt” eating its own brain. Slow loinas but worth the journey. ,ito 27, Patrick rated it it was ok. The core theory, however, is a very compelling one, and one I had not read before: A speculative book on the neural roots of consciousness that actually receives citation in respectable publications?

Luis Urrego rated it liked it Jan 03, Dec 29, Toon Pepermans rated it really liked it Shelves: If ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny then it would strongly support his evolutionary argumentthough alas, the similarity is much exaggerated. One could even say that Self is the centralization of prediction. Sep 18, Mark rated wl really liked it.

I finally finished it right before going off to college, and I am glad that I stuck it out. Open Preview See a Problem?