The Hidden Internal State of Digital Circuits
About the Book
The study of self-consciousness helps humans understand themselves and restores their identities. But self-consciousness has been a mystery since the beginning of history, and this mystery cannot be resolved by conventional natural science. In Self-Consciousness, author Masakazu Shoji takes the mystery out of self-consciousness by proposing the idea that the human brain and body are a biological machine.
A former VLSI microprocessor designer and semiconductor physicist, Shoji was guided by the ideas of ancient sages to create a conceptual design of a human machine brain model. He explains how it works, how it senses itself and the outside world, and how the machine creates the sense of existence of the subject SELF to itself, just as a living human brain does.
A follow-up to Shoji’s previous book, Neuron Circuits, Electronic Circuits, and Self-Consciousness, this new volume examines self-consciousness from three unconventional viewpoints to present a complex theory of the mind and how self-consciousness develops.
About the Author
Masakazu Shoji earned a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a ScD in physics from the University of Tokyo. He has published five books and many technical papers and patents in electronics. Retired, he and his wife, Marika, live in the Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey.