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  1. Walter J. Freeman & Robert Kozma (2009). Brain Neural Activity Patterns Yielding Numbers Are Operators, Not Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (3-4):336.
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  2. Walter J. Freeman (2008). Three Types of State Transition Underlying Perception. In Hans Liljenström & Peter Århem (eds.), Consciousness Transitions: Phylogenetic, Ontogenetic, and Physiological Aspects. Elsevier.
     
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  3. Walter J. Freeman (2007). Roles of Allocortex and Centrencephalon in Intentionality and Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):92-93.
    “Decortication” does not distinguish between removing all cerebral cortex, including three-layered allocortex or just six-layered neocortex. Functional decortication, by spreading depression, reversibly suppresses only neocortex, leaving minimal intentionality. Removal of all forebrain structures except a hypothalamic “island” blocks all intentional behaviors, leaving only tropisms. To what extent do Merker's examples retain allocortex, and how might such residues affect his interpretations? (Published Online May 1 2007).
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  4. Walter J. Freeman (2006). Consciousness, Intentionality, and Causality. In Susan Pockett, William P. Banks & Shaun Gallagher (eds.), Does Consciousness Cause Behavior? MIT Press. 11-12.
  5. Walter J. Freeman (2005). Emotion is From Preparatory Brain Chaos; Irrational Action is From Premature Closure. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):204-205.
    EEG evidence supports the view that each cerebral hemisphere maintains a scale-free network that generates and maintains a global state of chaos. By its own evolution, and under environmental impacts, this hemispheric chaos can rise to heights that may either escape containment and engender incontinent action or be constrained by predictive control and yield creative action of great power and beauty.
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  6. Walter J. Freeman (2004). Peer Commentary on Are There Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Commentary on Essay by Alva Noe and Evan Thompson. Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (1):38-39.
  7. Walter J. Freeman (2001). Noise-Driven Attractor Landscapes for Perception by Mesoscopic Brain Dynamics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):816-817.
    Tsuda offers advanced concepts to model brain functions, includ-ing “chaotic itinerancy,” “attractor ruins,” “singular-continuous nowhere-differentiable attractors,” “Cantor coding,” “multi-Milnor attractor systems,” and “dynamically generated noise.” References to physiological descriptions of attractor landscapes governing activity over cortical fields maintained by millions of action potentials may facilitate their application in future experimental designs and data analyses.
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  8. Walter J. Freeman (2001). The Behavior-Cognition Link is Well Done; the Cognition-Brain Link Needs More Work. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):42-43.
    Thelen et al. have a strong case for linking behavior with mind through nonrepresentational dynamics. Their case linking mind with brain is less compelling. Modified avenues are proposed for further exploration: greater emphasis on the dynamics of perception; use of chaotic instead of deterministic dynamics with noise; and use of intentionality instead of motivation, taking advantage of its creative dynamics to model genesis of goal-directed behaviors.
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  9. Walter J. Freeman (2001). The Neurobiology of Semantics: How Can Machines Be Designed to Have Meanings? In T. Kitamura (ed.), What Should Be Computed to Understand and Model Brain Function? World Scientific. 3--207.
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  10. Walter J. Freeman & Robert Kozma (2000). Local-Global Interactions and the Role of Mesoscopic (Intermediate-Range) Elements in Brain Dynamics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (3):401-401.
    A unifing theory of spatiotemporal brain dynamics should incorporate multiple spatial and temporal scales. Between the microscopic (local) and macroscopic (global) components proposed by Nunez, mesoscopic (intermediate-range) elements should be integral parts of models. The corresponding mathematical formalism requires tools of nonlinear dynamics and the use of aperiodic (chaotic) attractors. Some relations between local-mesoscopic and mesoscopic-global components are outlined.
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  11. Walter J. Freeman (1999). Neurogenetic Determinism is a Theological Doctrine. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):893-894.
    In “Lifelines” Steven Rose constructs a case against neurogenetic determinism based on experimental data from biology and in favor of a significant degree of self determination. Two philosophical errors in the case favoring neurogenetic determinism are illustrated by Rose: category mistakes and an excessively narrow view of causality restricted to the linear form.
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  12. Walter J. Freeman & Rafael Núñez (1999). Restoring to Cognition the Forgotten Primacy of Action, Intention and Emotion. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (11-12):11-12.
  13. Walter J. Freeman (1997). Happiness Doesnt Come in Bottles. Neuroscientists Learn That Joy Comes Through Dancing, Not Drugs. Journal of Consciousness Studies 4 (1):67-70.
    Too little has been written about the biology of joy. Most of the articles in the medical literature about brains and emotions are devoted to explaining how we feel fear, anger, anxiety and despair. This is understandable, because we don't go to doctors when we are feeling optimistic, happy and joyful. Most of what we know about the chemistry of our emotions has been learned from the disorders and the treatments of people who are sad and depressed. -/- But we (...)
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  14. Walter J. Freeman (1997). Nonlinear Neurodynamics of Intentionality. Journal of Mind and Behavior 18 (2-3):291-304.
  15. Walter J. Freeman (1997). Self, Awareness of Self, and the Illusion of Control. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):112-113.
    A distinction between the self and its superstructure, the ego, supports Mele's conclusions. The dynamics of the limbic system generates the self through behavior that is subject to societal observation. The rest of the brain contributes awareness that, by ingenious back-dating and rationalization, gives the ultimate in self-deception: the illusion of control of the self by its own derivative.
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  16. Walter J. Freeman (1997). Three Centuries of Category Errors in Studies of the Neural Basis of Consciousness and Intentionality. Neural Networks 10:1175-83.
  17. Walter J. Freeman (1996). Neural System Stability. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (2):298.
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  18. Walter J. Freeman & J. Burns (1996). Societies of Brains: Walter Freeman in Conversation with Jean Burns. Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (2):172-180.
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  19. Walter J. Freeman (1995). The Hebbian Paradigm Reintegrated: Local Reverberations as Internal Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (4):631.
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  20. Walter J. Freeman (1993). Deconstruction of Neural Data Yields Biologically Implausible Periodic Oscillations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (3):458.
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  21. Walter J. Freeman & Christine A. Skarda (1991). Mind/Brain Science. In Ernest LePore & Robert Van Gulick (eds.), John Searle and His Critics. Cambridge: Blackwell. 115--27.
  22. Walter J. Freeman (1990). Consciousness as Physiological Self-Organizing Process. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):604-605.
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  23. Walter J. Freeman & Christine A. Skarda (1990). Chaotic Dynamics Versus Representationalism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (1):167-168.
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  24. Walter J. Freeman & Christine A. Skarda (1990). Representations: Who Needs Them? In J. McGaugh, Jerry Weinberger & G. Lynch (eds.), Brain Organization and Memory. Guilford Press.
     
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  25. Walter J. Freeman (1988). Dynamic Systems and the “Subsymbolic Level”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (1):33.
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  26. Walter J. Freeman (1988). Too Soon for Time and Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (3):559.
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  27. Christine A. Skarda & Walter J. Freeman (1987). How Brains Make Chaos in Order to Make Sense of the World. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):161.
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  28. Christine A. Skarda & Walter J. Freeman (1987). Physiology: Is There Any Other Game in Town? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):183.
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  29. Walter J. Freeman (1983). Experimental Demonstration of “Shunting Networks,” the “Sigmoid Function,” and “Adaptive Resonance” in the Olfactory System. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (4):665.
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  30. Walter J. Freeman & J. W. Watts (1941). The Frontal Lobes and Consciousness of Self. Psychosomatic Medicine 3:111-19.