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Consciousness

A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Susan J. Blackmore

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2005
"The last great mystery for science," consciousness has become a controversial topic. Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction challenges readers to reconsider key concepts such as personality, free will, and the soul. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates
our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new developments in brain science are opening up these debates, and the field has now expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This book clarifies the potentially
confusing arguments and clearly describes the major theories, with illustrations and lively cartoons to help explain the experiments. Topics include vision and attention, theories of self, experiments on action and awareness, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and
drugs. This lively, engaging, and authoritative book provides a clear overview of the subject that combines the perspectives of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience--and serves as a much-needed launch pad for further exploration of this complicated and unsolved issue.

Table of Contents

1. Why the mystery ; 2. The Human Brain ; 3. Time and Space ; 4. A Grand Illusion ; 5. The Self ; 6. Conscious Will ; 7. Altered States of Consciousness ; 8. The Evolution of Consciousness

About the Author

Susan Blackmore has researched various forms of consciousness for over a decade and has recently published the first textbook on the subject (Consciousness: An Introduction, published by OUP-NY and Hodder & Stoughton). She is author of more than sixty scientific articles and forty book contributions, writes for several magazines and newspapers, and is a frequent contributor on radio and television, both in the UK and abroad. Her controversial bestseller, The Meme Machine (OUP 1999), has been translated into eleven other languages and has life sales of 17,800 hardback and 22,500 paperback.

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A very thought-provoking book. * The Guardian *

EAN: 9780192805850
ISBN: 0192805851
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Dimensions: 17.3 x 11.2 x 0.9 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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