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Consciousness : A Very Short Introduction - Susan Blackmore


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 2nd October 2017
ISBN: 9780198794738
Number Of Pages: 152

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Consciousness, "the last great mystery for science," remains a hot topic. 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 continuing the debates on these issues, and the field has now expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This controversial book clarifies the potentially confusing arguments, and the major theories, whilst also outlining the amazing pace of discoveries in neuroscience. Covering areas such as the construction of self in the brain, mechanisms of attention, the neural correlates of consciousness, and the physiology of altered states of consciousness, Susan Blackmore highlights our latest findings.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Fascinating. * Jonathan Cowie, Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation *

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 References Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780198794738
ISBN-10: 0198794738
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 2nd October 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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