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    Beyond reductionism: new perspectives in the life sciences.Arthur Koestler & John Raymond Smythies (eds.) - 1969 - London,: Hutchinson.
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    Analysis Of Perception.John R. Smythies - 1956 - London: : Routledge &Amp; K Paul,.
    Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965.
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  3. The functional neuroanatomy of awareness: With a focus on the role of various anatomical systems in the control of intermodal attention.John Smythies - 1997 - Consciousness and Cognition 6 (4):455-81.
    This review considers a number of recent theories on the neural basis of consciousness, with particular attention to the theories of Bogen, Crick, Llinás, Newman, and Changeux. These theories allot different roles to various key brain areas, in particular the reticular and intralaminar nuclei of the thalamus and the cortex. Crick's hypothesis is that awareness is a function of reverberating corticothalamic loops and that the spotlight ofintramodalattention is controlled by the reticular nucleus of the thalamus. He also proposed different mechanisms (...)
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    Requiem for the identity theory.J. R. Smythies - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (3):311-29.
    This paper examines the impact that recent advances in clinical neurology, introspectionist psychology and neuroscience have upon the philosophical psycho?neural Identity Theory. Topics covered include (i) the nature and properties of phenomenal consciousness based on a study of the ?basic? visual field, i.e. that obtained in the complete dark, the Ganzfeld, and during recovery from occipital lobe injuries; (ii) the nature of the ?body?image? of neurology and its relation to the physical body; (iii) Descartes? error in choosing extension in space (...)
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    Space, time and consciousness.J. Smythies - 2003 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (3):47-56.
    This paper describes a new theory of consciousness based on previous work by C.D. Broad, H.H. Price, Andrei Linde and others. This hypothesis states that the Universe consists of three fundamental entities - space-time, matter and consciousness, each with their own degrees of freedom. The paper pays particular attention to three areas that impact on this theory: the demonstration by neuroscience and psychophysics that we do not perceive the world as it actually is but as the brain computes it most (...)
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  6. Analysis of Perception.J. R. Smythies - 1956 - Philosophy 34 (131):365-366.
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  7. The Case for Dualism.John R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.) - 1989 - Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
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    Analysis of projection.J. R. Smythies - 1954 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 5 (18):120-133.
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    The Case for Dualism.J. R. Smythies - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (167):263-263.
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  10. The mind-brain problem.J. R. Smythies - 1989 - In J. R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. University of Virginia Press.
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    The Case for Dualism.John R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.) - 1989 - Charlottesville: Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.
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    Brain and mind.John R. Smythies - 1965 - New York,: Humanities Press. Edited by Hartwig Kuhlenbeck.
  13. An empirical refutation of the direct realist theory of perception.J. R. Smythies & Vilayanur S. Ramachandran - 1997 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 40 (4):437-438.
    There are currently two main philosophical theories of perception - Direct Realism and the Representative Theory. The former is supported by most contemporary philosophers, whereas the latter forms the groundwork for most scientific theories in this area. The paper describes a recent experiment involving retinal and cortical rivalry that provides strong empirical evidence that the Direct Realist theory is incorrect. There are of course a large number of related experiments on visual perception that would tend to lead us to the (...)
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  14. Analysis of Perception.J. R. Smythies - 1958 - Mind 67 (268):554-559.
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    Consciousness: Some basic issues- a neurophilosophical perspective.John Smythies - 1999 - Consciousness and Cognition 8 (2):164-172.
    This paper concentrates on the basic properties of ''consciousness'' that temporal coding is postulated to relate to. A description of phenomenal consciousness based on what introspection tells us about its contents is offered. This includes a consideration of the effect of various brain lesions that result in cortical blindness, apperceptive and associative agnosia, and blindsight, together with an account of the manner in which sight is regained after cortical injuries. I then discuss two therories of perception-Direct Realism and the Representative (...)
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    The mescaline phenomena.J. R. Smythies - 1952 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 3 (12):339-347.
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    The Role of Brain Mechanisms in the Generation of Consciousness.J. Smythies - 2017 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 24 (1-2):254-263.
    This paper first reviews our present understanding, and misunderstanding, of the 'binding' problem of how phenomenal colour, shape, and movement are integrated within the visual system. The traditional theory that this is done by interactions between the separate colour, shape, and motion computational centres in the visual cortex has been undermined by experiments carried out by Semir Zeki that suggest that such interactions do not take place. This is linked to the hypothesis that the visual system contains two channels: Ohyama's (...)
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  18. Comment on Crooks's intertheoretic identification and mind-brain reductionism.J. R. Smythies - 2002 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 23 (3):245-248.
    This paper focuses on perception and surveys the scientific evidence that the theory of direct realism adopted by most contemporary philosophers is incorrect. This evidence is provided by experiments on the spatial and temporal "filling-in" of percepts. It also examines the myth of the projection of sensations. The conclusion is that we do not perceive the world as it actually is, but as the brain computes it most probably to be.
     
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    Science and ESP.J. R. Smythies - 1967 - Religious Studies 4 (2):297-300.
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    Consciousness and Higher Dimensions of Space.John Smythies - 2012 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (11-12):11-12.
    This paper reviews the present status of the material dualist theory of brain-consciousness relations. I cover first the history of its development by Priestly, Broad, Price, Carr, Jourdan, and myself. The theory is then described with its basis in higher-dimensional geometry, the phenomenology of consciousness, the neurological concept of the body image, and the application of Leibniz's Law to the current dominant identity theory of brain-consciousness relations. A model based on Flatland is developed to illustrate the theory followed by a (...)
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    Brain and Mind: Modern Concepts of the Nature of Mind.D. M. Armstrong & J. R. Smythies - 1967 - Philosophical Review 76 (2):246.
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    Direct versus Indirect Realism: A Neurophilosophical Debate on Consciousness.Robert French & John R. Smythies (eds.) - 2018 - Elsevier.
    Direct versus Indirect Realism: A Neurophilosophical Debate on Consciousness brings together leading neuroscientists and philosophers to explain and defend their theories on consciousness. The book offers a one-of-a-kind look at the radically opposing theories concerning the nature of the objects of immediate perception-whether these are distal physical objects or phenomenal experiences in the conscious mind. Each side-neuroscientists and philosophers-offers accessible, comprehensive explanations of their points-of-view, with each side also providing a response to the other that offers a unique approach on (...)
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    Commentary on crooks.John Smythies - 2003 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 23 (2):149-156.
    Mark Crooks effectively demolishes Dennett's theory by concentrating on its internal defects. In which case I would like to contribute to this discussion by examining some scientific evidence that may be relevant. Dennett claims that hallucinations do not involve any actual sensory element but only a change in our beliefs. A schizophrenic does not actually hear the voices he complains about--he develops the false belief that he is hearing something. This puts hallucinations on a par with the patient's delusions e.g. (...)
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    On Inspecting Images.J. R. Smythies - 1989 - Philosophy 64 (248):252 - 254.
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  25. Beyond Reductionism, New Perspectives in the Life Sciences [Proceedings of] the Alpbach Symposium [1968].Arthur Koestler & John R. Smythies - 1972
     
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  26. Beyond Reductionism New Perspectives in the Life Sciences [Proceedings of] the Alpbach Symposium 1968; Edited by Arthur Koestler & J.R. Smythies.Arthur Koestler & John Raymond Smythies - 1969 - Hutchinson.
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    A critique of Revonsuo's theory of consciousness.John Smythies - 2009 - Philosophical Psychology 22 (1):99 – 106.
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    A note on mr. Hirst's recent paper in mind.J. R. Smythies - 1954 - Mind 63 (251):388-389.
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    A note on martin lean's sense-perception and matter.J. R. Smythies - 1955 - Philosophical Studies 6 (1):4-8.
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  30. On Space and Sense-Data: A reply to Lord brain.J. R. Smythies - 1962 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 13 (August):161-164.
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    ON ‘SPACE AND SENSE-DATA’: A Reply to Lord Brain.J. R. Smythies - 1962 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 13 (50):161-165.
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    Brain and Consciousness: The Ghost in the Machines.John Smythies - 2010 - Journal of Scientific Exploration 23 (1).
    This paper reviews four current theories of brain-consciousness relations—classical Cartesian Dualism, the Identity Theory, Eliminative Materialism, and a new form of Substance Dualism that includes a modified form of the Cartesian theory. This entails a critical examination of our basic concepts of what consciousness is, of the nature of the body image, and the relation of phenomenal space to physical space. This investigation reaches the same result as that attained recently by the physicist Bernard Carr (2008)—that what is needed is (...)
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    Brain and Mind: Modern Concepts of the Nature of Mind.J. R. Smythies (ed.) - 1967 - Routledge.
    Presenting some modern views on the problem of the nature of mind and its relationship to the brain, this book, published in 1965, brings together contributors from various disciplines which are affected by this issue. Coming from different philosophical outlooks as well as subjects, these contributors also comment on each other’s’ chapters with a view of developing thought on the approaches to the problem. The theory of mind-brain relationship is vital to human interest and has been in debate throughout western (...)
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    Brain and Mind, Modern Concepts in the Nature of Mind.J. R. Smythies - 1965 - Philosophy 41 (157):277-279.
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    Brain and Mind: Modern Concepts of the Nature of Mind.John R. Smythies - 1965 - New York,: Routledge. Edited by Hartwig Kuhlenbeck.
    Presenting some modern views on the problem of the nature of mind and its relationship to the brain, this book, published in 1965, brings together contributors from various disciplines which are affected by this issue. Coming from different philosophical outlooks as well as subjects, these contributors also comment on each other's' chapters with a view of developing thought on the approaches to the problem. The theory of mind-brain relationship is vital to human interest and has been in debate throughout western (...)
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    Consciousness and introspection: How we get to know the inner world.John Smythies - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (6):971-972.
    We can in fact obtain scientific information about the contents of consciousness by the methods of introspectionist psychology. An example comes from the author's work on the stroboscopic patterns and from the way psychedelic drugs alter color perception.
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    On some properties and relations of images.J. R. Smythies - 1958 - Philosophical Review 67 (July):389-394.
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    On the space and time of images.J. R. Smythies - 1958 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 (33):40-42.
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    ‘Philosophical’ and ‘scientific’ sense-data.J. R. Smythies - 1958 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 (November):224.
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    Reality and Virtual Reality Mechanisms in the Brain and their Significance.John Smythies - 2009 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 16 (4):69-80.
    This paper presents the results of some recent experiments in neuroscience and introspectionist psychology that reveal the role of virtual reality in normal visual perception, and the use of television information compression technology by the visual brain. This involves particularly the cholinergic system in the forebrain. This research throws new light on the nature of consciousness, in particular in connection with the debate between Naïve Realists and Physiological Realists.
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    Recent publications on the philosophy of science.J. R. Smythies - 1958 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 ([33/36]):87.
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    Science and Esp.J. R. Smythies - 1967 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many aspects of ESP. The general theme is that the phenomena is very valid and can no longer be ignored.
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    Shipwreck of a grand hypothesis (francis Crick, The Astonishing Hypothesis).John R. Smythies - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (2):267-281.
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    Shipwreck of a grand hypothesis.John R. Smythies - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (2):267 – 281.
  45. The biochemical basis of coma.J. R. Smythies - 1999 - Psycoloquy 10 (26).
    Current research on the neural basis of consciousness is based mainly on neuroimaging, physiology and psychophysics. This target article reviews what is known about biochemical factors that may contribute to the development of consciousness, based on loss of consciousness (i.e., coma). There are two theories of the biochemical mode of action of general anaesthetics. One is that anaesthesia is a direct (i.e., not receptor-mediated) effect of the anaesthetic on cellular neurophysiological function; the other is that some alteration of receptor function (...)
     
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  46. Three classical theories of mind.J. M. Smythies - 1960 - Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 40:385-397.
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    The Fight for the Truth.John Smythies - 2010 - Journal of Scientific Exploration 22 (1).
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  48. The impact of contemporary neuroscience and introspection psychology on the philosophy of perception.J. R. Smythies - 1993 - In Edmond Leo Wright (ed.), New Representationalisms: Essays in the Philosophy of Perception. Brookfield: Avebury. pp. 205--31.
  49. The mind-body problem.J. R. Smythies - 1989 - In J. R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.
     
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    The Neural control of mood: The possible role of the adrenergic system in the medulla.John Smythies - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3):489-493.
    Mood in humans is a complex phenomenon that integrates emotion , cognition, perception, ideation, and action in a coherent manner. In bipolar disorder extremes of mood occur outside the normal range, in which all the above functions are coherently affected. Mood is controlled by a series of separate but interactive brain circuits that involve much of the brain, but particularly the limbic system. The question addressed in this paper is whether the coordination of all these separate systems into one coherent (...)
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