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Author Blackmore, Susan

Title Consciousness : a very short introduction / Susan Blackmore
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005


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Description 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series Very short introduction ; 121
Very short introductions ; 121
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
Summary "'The last great mystery for science', consciousness has now become a hot topic, and exciting new developments in brain science have opened the field to biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This introduction to the subject considers whether we really have free will and what creates our sense of self, and explores some of the key theories, including recent experiments on action and awareness, vision and attention, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and drugs. Questioning whether consciousness itself may be an illusion, Susan Blackmore makes clear the enormous difficulty facing scientists and philosophers as they struggle to bridge the profound gap between the physical world and your private experiences of it."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references : pages 135-140
Subject Consciousness.
Brain -- Cerebral functions
LC no. 2004027966
ISBN 0192805851 alkaline paper
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