Consciousness [NOOK Book]

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Thanks to exciting developments in brain science, consciousness—“the last great mystery”—has now become a hot topic with everyone from biologists to philosophers. Exploring key theories on action and awareness, vision and attention, and the effects of brain damage and drugs, this fascinating study considers whether we really have free will, and what creates our sense of self. Susan Blackmore even questions whether consciousness itself is an illusion, making clear the enormous difficulty we face in bridging the ...
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Consciousness

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Overview

Thanks to exciting developments in brain science, consciousness—“the last great mystery”—has now become a hot topic with everyone from biologists to philosophers. Exploring key theories on action and awareness, vision and attention, and the effects of brain damage and drugs, this fascinating study considers whether we really have free will, and what creates our sense of self. Susan Blackmore even questions whether consciousness itself is an illusion, making clear the enormous difficulty we face in bridging the gap between the physical world and our private experiences of it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402781971
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: A Brief Insight
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 862,648
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author


Susan Blackmore is a psychologist, freelance writer, and lecturer. The author of numerous scientific articles and book contributions—including The Meme Machine, she writes for several magazines and newspapers and is a frequent contributor on radio and television, both in the UK and abroad.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Prefer "Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction"

    Susan Blackmore's "Consciousness", a NOOK e-book from Sterling Publishers Nov-2010 (full title "Consciousness: A Brief Insight") is substantially similar to the author's "Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction". The latter is preferable and highly recommended. This is NOT her textbook "Consciousness: An Introduction", which is not available as a NOOK book at this writing.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Highly recommended for those interested in how the mind functions.

    Susuan Blaekmore has written extensively on this and related topics. This is a relatively short introduction to her ideas directed at the general reader, like myself, rather than specialists. She describes various attempts in the past to locate the "self" or "consciousness', and explains why she considers them to be essentially illusions. While some background in the subject would be helpful, it is not a difficult read. I recommend it highly to any one who has been intrigued by brain science. You may not be entirely convinced by her conclusions, but you won't be able to reject them out of hand.

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