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Consciousness

A Very Short Introduction

Consciousness
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Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', has now become 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? New developments in brain science are opening up debates on these issues, and now the field has expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. Using illustrations and lively cartoons, Susan Blackmore clarifies

the complex arguments and illuminates the major theories. - ;Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', has now become 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 opening up 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 using illustrations, lively cartoons, and experiments.Topics include vision and attention, theories of self and will, experiments on action and awareness, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain

damage and drugs. - ;A very thought-provoking book. - The Guardian

Oxford University Press, UK; March 2005
160 pages; ISBN 9780191578052
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ISBNs
0191517305
9780191517303
9780191578052
9780192805850