The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness / Edition 1

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness / Edition 1

by Stanislas Dehaene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262541319

ISBN-13: 9780262541312

Pub. Date: 05/14/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

This book investigates the philosophical, empirical, and theoretical bases on which a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness can be founded. The research questions reviewed include: Does perception occur without awareness? Can the neural bases of perceptual awareness be visualized with brain-imaging methods? What do unilateral neglect and extinction tell us

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This book investigates the philosophical, empirical, and theoretical bases on which a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness can be founded. The research questions reviewed include: Does perception occur without awareness? Can the neural bases of perceptual awareness be visualized with brain-imaging methods? What do unilateral neglect and extinction tell us about conscious and unconscious processing? What is the contribution of brainstem nuclei to conscious states? How can we identify mental processes uniquely associated with consciousness? An introductory chapter proposes a theoretical framework for building a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness, and two concluding chapters evaluate the progress made so far.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262541312
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/14/2002
Series:
Cognition Special Issue
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Towards a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness: basic evidence and a workspace framework1
2Perceptual awareness and its loss in unilateral neglect and extinction39
3Neural events and perceptual awareness89
4Perception without awareness: perspectives from cognitive psychology115
5Consciousness and the brainstem135
6Introspective physicalism as an approach to the science of consciousness161
7Paradox and cross purposes in recent work on consciousness197
8Are we explaining consciousness yet?221
Index239

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