Bjorn Merker

Summary

Affiliation: Falun Hospital
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The liabilities of mobility: a selection pressure for the transition to consciousness in animal evolution
    Bjorn Merker
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, SE 75142, Sweden
    Conscious Cogn 14:89-114. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Consciousness without a cerebral cortex: a challenge for neuroscience and medicine
    Bjorn Merker
    Gamla Kyrkvagen 44, SE 14171 Segeltorp, Sweden
    Behav Brain Sci 30:63-81; discussion 81-134. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Cortex, countercurrent context, and dimensional integration of lifetime memory
    Bjorn Merker
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Cortex 40:559-76. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Genes, hosts, goals: Disentangling causal dependencies
    Bjorn Merker
    Kristianstad, Sweden SE 29194
    Behav Brain Sci 37:150-1. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Cortical gamma oscillations: the functional key is activation, not cognition
    Bjorn Merker
    Fjälkestadsvägen 410 82, SE 29194 Kristianstad, Sweden
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:401-17. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The conformal motive in birdsong, music, and language: an introduction
    Bjorn Merker
    Gamla Kyrkv 44, SE 14171 Segeltorp, Sweden
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:17-28. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Human sensorimotor tracking of continuous subliminal deviations from isochrony
    Guy Madison
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 75142 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 370:69-73. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint On the limits of anisochrony in pulse attribution
    Guy Madison
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychol Res 66:201-7. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Siamang gibbons exceed the saccular threshold: intensity of the song of Hylobates syndactylus
    Neil P McAngus Todd
    Department of Psychology, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 115:3077-80. 2004

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint The liabilities of mobility: a selection pressure for the transition to consciousness in animal evolution
    Bjorn Merker
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, SE 75142, Sweden
    Conscious Cogn 14:89-114. 2005
    ..This suggests that consciousness arose as a solution to problems in the logistics of decision making in mobile animals with centralized brains, and has correspondingly ancient roots...
  2. ncbi request reprint Consciousness without a cerebral cortex: a challenge for neuroscience and medicine
    Bjorn Merker
    Gamla Kyrkvagen 44, SE 14171 Segeltorp, Sweden
    Behav Brain Sci 30:63-81; discussion 81-134. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Cortex, countercurrent context, and dimensional integration of lifetime memory
    Bjorn Merker
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Cortex 40:559-76. 2004
    ..This approach to cortical function helps elucidate key features of cortical organization as well as cognitive aspects of mammalian life history strategies...
  4. doi request reprint Genes, hosts, goals: Disentangling causal dependencies
    Bjorn Merker
    Kristianstad, Sweden SE 29194
    Behav Brain Sci 37:150-1. 2014
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Cortical gamma oscillations: the functional key is activation, not cognition
    Bjorn Merker
    Fjälkestadsvägen 410 82, SE 29194 Kristianstad, Sweden
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:401-17. 2013
    ..This examination finds no compelling reasons to assign functional roles to oscillatory synchrony in the gamma range beyond its generic functions at the level of infrastructural neural control...
  6. ncbi request reprint The conformal motive in birdsong, music, and language: an introduction
    Bjorn Merker
    Gamla Kyrkv 44, SE 14171 Segeltorp, Sweden
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:17-28. 2005
    ..Some of the implications of this perspective for our understanding of a number of issues related to the human facility for imitation, expressive mimesis, and deliberate teaching are also briefly touched upon...
  7. ncbi request reprint Human sensorimotor tracking of continuous subliminal deviations from isochrony
    Guy Madison
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 75142 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 370:69-73. 2004
    ..Above this threshold the motor reactions accounted for a larger proportion of the stimulus deviations in musically trained participants...
  8. ncbi request reprint On the limits of anisochrony in pulse attribution
    Guy Madison
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychol Res 66:201-7. 2002
    ..We suggest that this limit reflects a compromise between tolerance for naturally occurring deviations and the need for precision in timing...
  9. ncbi request reprint Siamang gibbons exceed the saccular threshold: intensity of the song of Hylobates syndactylus
    Neil P McAngus Todd
    Department of Psychology, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 115:3077-80. 2004
    ..Thus reproductive vocal behavior of primates may be influenced by a primitive acoustical reward pathway inherited from a common ancestor with anamniotes. In humans such a pathway could explain the compulsion for exposure to loud music...