Warren, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
Intrigued by his own mind, author Masakazu Shoji decided to study the operations of the mind, assuming that the brain is a biological machine. “Self-Consciousness: The Hidden Internal State of Digital Circuits” (published by iUniverse) is Shoji’s breakdown of the human mind, treating it as if it was a human-machine brain.
“The study of self-consciousness helps humans understand themselves and restores their identities,” says the author, “but self-consciousness has been a mystery since the beginning of history. This mystery cannot simply be resolved by conventional natural science. That is where my book comes in.”
Guided by the ideas of ancient sages to create a conceptual design of a human-machine brain model, Shoji takes readers through his explanation of how the brain works. He talks about how the brain senses itself and the outside world, how the brain creates the sense of existence of self and everything in-between. Written as a follow-up to his previous book “Neuron Circuits, Electronic Circuits and Self-Consciousness,” this new volume examines self-consciousness from three unconventional viewpoints to present a complex theory of the mind and how self-consciousness develops.
By Masakazu Shoji
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781491701843
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781491701836
E-Book | 238 pages | ISBN 9781491701850
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Masakazu Shoji graduated from the department of physics at the University of Tokyo in 1958. He worked for Hitachi Central Research for four years and then came to the United States via the Fulbright exchange program. He obtained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1965 through the University of Minnesota and joined the Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. He stayed with the company until his retirement in 2000. During that time, he was awarded a Sc.D. degree in physics from the department of physics, University of Tokyo. Between 1979-1985 he designed the first production-grade CMOS 32bit microprocessor – BellMac32A.
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