1st Edition

Cerebellum and Cerebrum in Homeostatic Control and Cognition A Systems Approach to an Integrated Psychology

By Eric Parkins Copyright 2022
    314 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cerebellum and Cerebrum in Homeostatic Control and Cognition presents a ground-breaking hybrid-brain psychology, proposing that the cerebellum and cerebrum operate in a complementary manner as equal cognitive partners in learning based control.

    The book synthesises contemporary neuroscience and psychology in terms of their common underlying control principle, homeostasis. Drawing on research and theory from neuroscience, psychology, AI and robotics, it provides a hybrid control systems interpretation of consciousness and self; unconscious mind; REM dream sleep; emotion; self-monitoring and self-control; memory, infantile amnesia; and, cognitive development. This is used to investigate different elements of cerebellum-cerebrum offline interaction; including attention and working memory, and explores cerebellar and cerebral contributions to various aspects of a number of disorders; including ADHD, ASD and schizophrenia.

    Presenting original ideas around neuropsychological architecture, the book will be of great interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience and clinical psychology.

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    Chapter 1

    Homeostasis, brain, and cognition

    Chapter 2

    Cognition as information representation and processing

    Chapter 3

    Learning based control

    Chapter 4

    Critical issues in cognition and learning based control

    Chapter 5

    Brain: Basic structure, control function and development

    Chapter 6

    Brain and cognition: cerebellum and cerebrum

    Chapter 7

    Brain as a hybrid computer: cerebellum and cerebrum as complementary components

    Chapter 8

    Brain-Mind: an integrated architecture

    Chapter 9

    Dreaming brain and dreaming mind

    Chapter 10

    Brain-Mind architecture and an integrated psychology

    Chapter 11

    Psychological processes in terms of neuro-systems dialogue

    Chapter 12

    Systems balance and imbalance:

    mental health, mental disorders, and some implications for education




    Eric John Parkins studied at Imperial College, London, The University of Oxford, and The University of Manchester. He has a PhD in engineering and a PhD in psychology. He has worked as a psychologist for the past 35 years, including 10 years at The University of Nottingham. He has published in international journals, including Biological Cybernetics, and Memory and Cognition. He has had invited contributions on the Cerebellum and the Cerebrum published in the Wiley ‘Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science’.