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Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

bySusan Blackmore

Paperback | April 28, 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 usingillustrations, 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.
Susan Blackmore has researched various forms of consciousness for over a decade and has recently published the first textbook on the subject (Consciousness: An Introduction, published by OUP-NY and Hodder and Stoughton). She is author of more than sixty scientific articles and forty book contributions, writes for several magazines and...
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Title:Consciousness: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.35 inPublished:April 28, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Why the mystery2. The Human Brain3. Time and Space4. A Grand Illusion5. The Self6. Conscious Will7. Altered States of Consciousness8. The Evolution of Consciousness

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`'...an excellent idea, and Blackmore is the best person I can think of to write it. She has a knack of making difficult ideas very accessible for a wide audience, and she also knows the field backwards and forwards.''Professor David Chalmers, University of Arizona on the book proposal