A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness

Simon & Schuster (1992)
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This book is a tour-de-force on how human consciousness may have evolved. From the "phantom pain" experienced by people who have lost their limbs to the uncanny faculty of "blindsight," Humphrey argues that raw sensations are central to all conscious states and that consciousness must have evolved, just like all other mental faculties, over time from our ancestorsodily responses to pain and pleasure. '
Keywords Consciousness History  Mind and body History  Senses and sensation History  Genetic psychology
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Call number BF311.H777 1999
ISBN(s) 0387987193   9780387987194
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