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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99
In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Despite her flapping arms and shaking legs, she continued to speak clearly and was able to finish her speech. It was as if she had... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 102.00
Sleep and wakefulness undergo important changes with age. Awakening, a crucial event in the sleep-wake rhythm, is a transition implying complex physiological mechanisms. Its involvement in sleep disturbances is also well known. This collective volume is the first attempt to systematically approach awakening across development.A methodological section... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 102.00
This interdisciplinary work contains the most sustained attempt at developing and defending one of the few genuine theories of consciousness. Following the lead of David Rosenthal, the author argues for the so-called 'higher-order thought theory of consciousness'. This theory holds that what makes a mental state conscious is the presence of a suitable... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00
Higher-Order (HO) theories of consciousness have in common the idea that what makes a mental state conscious is that it is the object of some kind of higher-order representation. This volume presents fourteen previously unpublished essays both defending and criticizing this approach to the problem of consciousness. It is the first anthology devoted... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 135.00
Consciousness lies at the core of being human. Therefore, to understand ourselves, we need a theory of consciousness. In Sisyphus's Boulder , Eric Dietrich and Valerie Hardcastle argue that we will never get such a theory because consciousness has an essential property that prevents it from ever being explained. Consequently, philosophical debates... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices , Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58
Do you find yourself making the same mistakes or poor choices again and again? Do you feel that you could make more of your life and be more happy and fulfilled? In Take Charge of Your Life with NLP , master NLP practitioner Felix Economakis reveals how our subconscious minds control a startling amount of our behaviour - making us repeat... more...