Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press (2005)
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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? 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.
Keywords *Consciousness States  *Theories  Self Concept
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ISBN(s) 9780192805850   0192805851
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Stuart C. Shapiro & Jonathan P. Bona (2010). The Glair Cognitive Architecture. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 2 (02):307-332.
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