A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis

By Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel

Through a sequence of unique essays, this booklet unites a world workforce of well known researchers and educators round the topic of information discussion. Spanning issues from usual complexity to neuroscience, from schooling thought to weather swap, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it permits an environment of positive feedback and permits the ambition to construct a brand new origin for the transdisciplinary approach.

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In concluding this brief overview of the rich and diverse contributions to this book, we invite readers to peruse the detail for themselves and give free reign to the multiple and complex influences it will have on their own perceptions of a world knowledge dialogue. EW4HEORY OFTHE"RAIN  &ROM"RAIN$YNAMICSTO#ONSCIOUSNESS (OW-ATTER"ECOMES)MAGINATION Analysis by Frédéric Darbellay of the presentation1 by Gerald M. Edelman Prevalent views of higher brain functions are based on the notions of computation and information processing.

EUROSCIENCESANDHUMANISM Even though refractory to reductionism, mental activities are partly explained by biological functions of the brain and are thus linked both to their physiological, anatomical basis and to the social context through which they acquire meaning. This anti-reductionist position provides the opportunity for an interdisciplinary dialogue with multiple networks at the different levels constituting human psycho-physical activities (individual, psychological, social). This double path both deepens disciplinary understanding within the neurosciences and progressively opens this research domain toward an interchange with other types of knowledge.

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