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Review of Llinás I of the Vortex

Many neurons possess electrical activity, manifested as oscillating variations in the vortwx voltages across the cell membrane. So where and what is a ” sensorimotor image”? To ask other readers questions about I of the Vortexplease sign up. This suggests that the nervous system evolved to allow active movement in animals.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. Llinás (2 star ratings)

Hardcovervortes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Quotes from I of the Vortex: Endorsements Using a lively, discursive writing style, Llinas argues that the self is the center of prediction and arises in the motor systems of the brain. According to Llinas, the “mindness state” evolved to allow predictive interactions between mobile creatures and their environment.


The Knowledge Futures Group serves as an incubator, a knowledge transfer agency, and a staging platform for the development of open access business models and open source publishing technologies. From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. He is especially known for his work on the physiology of the cerebellum, the thalamus, Thalamocortical dysrhythmia as well as for his pioneering work on the inferior olive, on the squid giant synapse and on human magnetoencephalography MEG.

Ben Heckler rated it it was amazing Aug 03, But when one enters a bookstore for the general reader and sees a long shelf of books with titles such as Altered Egos: It is deeply tied to the control of volitional movement. He illustrates the vorfex evolution of mind through a primitive lilnas called the sea squirt.

A myriad of neuroscience and comparative physiology facts support the fascinating and provocative hypothesis of this book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I of the Vortex: 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. In hindsight it seems almost obvious: Feinberg, or Remembered Present: Want to Read saving…. Of course consciousness is related to motion! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


The core theory, however, is a very compelling one, and one I had not read before: At the heart of Llinas’s theory is the concept of oscillation. Sep 18, Mark rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Uno de lllinas mejores libros que he leido. Share Share Share email. Return to Book Page.

I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self

Further work shows that this association is formed in the cerebellum–the “little brain” beneath the crinkly grey thing. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Perhaps it is my own temperament; I was never very interested in the fine mechanical questions of neuroscience; they always seemed trivial, “Easy Problems” in Chalmers’ terms, electrical engineering when what we need is a theory of operating systems.