Consciousness

A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN:

9780192805850

Publication date:

06/06/2005

Paperback

Price: 299.00 INR

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Disclaimer :You will be redirected to a third party website.The sole responsibility of supplies, condition of the product, availability of stock, date of delivery, mode of payment will be as promised by the said third party only. Prices and specifications may vary from the OUP India site.

ISBN:

9780192805850

Publication date:

06/06/2005

Paperback

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Susan Black Mure

Suitable for: General readers interested in this controversial hot topic as well as those studying neuroscience, biology, psychology, and philosophy.

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

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Susan Black Mure

Description

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.

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Susan Black Mure

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

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Features

  • A lively, engaging, and authoritative introduction to the hot topic of consciousnessServes as a much-needed launch pad for the further exploration of this complicated, controversial, and unresolved issueChallenges readers to reconsider key concepts such as personality, free will, and the soulA clear overview of the subject that combines the perspectives of philosophy, psychology and neuroscience--unlike all the other books available on the subjectPart of the VSI series; over 1 million have been sold

Part of Very Short Introduction

Susan Black Mure

Part of Very Short Introduction

Susan Black Mure

Description

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.

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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

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