The specific regions of the brain are integrated in extended functional systems. Two neuroscience
scholars, Gerald Edelman and Antonio Damasio, have proposed comprehensive theoretical ac
counts of these brain systems. Their ideas contribute to a global understanding of the interaction of
sensory and motor systems, emotion, memory and consciousness. Gerald Edelman, in collaboratio

with his younger colleague Giulio Tononi, has summed up his ideas in
A Uni
verse of Consciousness.

How Matter Becomes Imagination

Antonio Damasio has gathered his neuroscientifi
c insight

Self Comes to Mind. Constructing the Conscious Brain
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