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Are we unique? : [electronic resource] a scientist explores the unparalleled intelligence of the human mind / James Trefil.

By: Trefil, James S, 1938-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, Inc. c1997Description: xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0471155365 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780471155362 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Human information processing | Thought and thinking | Intellect | Artificial intelligence | Psychology, Comparative | Traitement de l'information chez l'homme | Pensée | Intellect (philosophie) | Intelligence artificielle | Psychologie comparéeDDC classification: 153 Other classification: 77.32 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of Contents | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
1. Is There Anything Left for Us? -- 2. Humans and Animals: The Same but Different -- 3. Of Fleeing Anemones and Smart Lobsters -- 4. Can Animals Talk? -- 5. The Brain -- 6. Of Tamping Rods and Grandmother Cells: How the Brain Works -- 7. How Did We Get to Be So Smart? The Evolution of Intelligence -- 8. Moving Wheels and Moving Electrons: How a Computer Works -- 9. Artificial Intelligence, Learning Machines, and Chinese Rooms -- 10. Why the Brain Is Not a Computer -- 11. Can the Brain Do Something a Computer Can't?: Godel and Penrose -- 12. The Problem of Consciousness -- 13. Consciousness and Complexity -- 14. Is There Anything Left for Us?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-231) and index.

1. Is There Anything Left for Us? -- 2. Humans and Animals: The Same but Different -- 3. Of Fleeing Anemones and Smart Lobsters -- 4. Can Animals Talk? -- 5. The Brain -- 6. Of Tamping Rods and Grandmother Cells: How the Brain Works -- 7. How Did We Get to Be So Smart? The Evolution of Intelligence -- 8. Moving Wheels and Moving Electrons: How a Computer Works -- 9. Artificial Intelligence, Learning Machines, and Chinese Rooms -- 10. Why the Brain Is Not a Computer -- 11. Can the Brain Do Something a Computer Can't?: Godel and Penrose -- 12. The Problem of Consciousness -- 13. Consciousness and Complexity -- 14. Is There Anything Left for Us?

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