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Why the mind is not a computer

a pocket lexicon of neuromythology

by Raymond Tallis

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Published by Imprint Academic in Exeter, UK, Charlottesville, VA .
Written in English

  • Brain -- Models -- Popular works

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRaymond Tallis.
    GenrePopular works.
    SeriesSocietas : essays in political and cultural criticism ;, vol. 13, Societas (Imprint Academic (Firm)) ;, v. 13.
    LC ClassificationsQP376 .T355 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination97 p. ;
    Number of Pages97
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3313915M
    ISBN 100907845940
    LC Control Number2004103092

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