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.
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Some of our most burning questions surround consciousness: What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Is consciousness itself an illusion? The rapid rate of developments in brain science continues to open up debate on these issues. This book clarifies the complex arguments and illuminates the major theories on consciousness.
Auteur Susan Blackmore
Spécifications ISBN Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction. Rédigé par: Susan Blackmore, Nombre de pages: 168 pages, Langue: Anglais
Date de publication 20.06.2018
Nombre de pages 168
Type de produit Livre de Poche
Dimension 174 x 113 mm
Poids du produit 130 g
Numéro d'article 9780198794738
Vendeur: Dodax EU
Date de livraison: entre mardi, 6. octobre et jeudi, 8. octobre
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