Frontiers of Consciousness: The Chichele Lectures

Paperback | October 11, 2008

EditorLawrence Weiskrantz, Martin Davies

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In recent years consciousness has become a significant area of study in the cognitive sciences. The 'Frontiers of Consciousness' is a major interdisciplinary exploration of consciousness. The book stems from the Chichele lectures held at All Souls College in Oxford, and features contributionsfrom a 'who's who' of authorities from both philosophy and psychology. The result is a truly interdisciplinary volume, which tackles some of the biggest and most impenetrable problems in consciousness. The book includes chapters considering the apparent explanatory gap between science and consciousness, our conscious experience of emotions such as fear, and of willed actions by ourselves and others. It looks at subjective differences between two ways in which visual information guides behaviour,and scientific investigation of consciousness in non-human animals. It looks at the challenges that the mind-brain relation presents for clinical practice as well as for theories of consciousness. The book draws on leading research from philosophy, experimental psychology, functional imaging of thebrain, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and clinical neurology. Distinctive in its accessibility, authority, and its depth of coverage, 'Frontiers of Consciousness' will be a groundbreaking and influential addition to the consciousness literature.

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In recent years consciousness has become a significant area of study in the cognitive sciences. The 'Frontiers of Consciousness' is a major interdisciplinary exploration of consciousness. The book stems from the Chichele lectures held at All Souls College in Oxford, and features contributionsfrom a 'who's who' of authorities from both ...

Lawrence Weiskrantz, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Oxford, UK. Martin Davies, Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199233152

ISBN - 13:9780199233151

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Table of Contents

1. Martin Davies: Consciousness and explanation2. David Papineau: Explanatory gaps and dualist intuitions3. Joseph Le Doux: Emotional coloration of consciousness: how feelings came about4. Edmund T Rolls: Emotion, higher order syntactic thoughts and consciousness5. A D Milner: Conscious and unconscious visual processing in the human brain6. Manos Tsakiris and Patrick Haggard: Vision, action and awareness7. Chris D Frith: The social functions of consciousness8. Hakwan Lau: Are we studying consciousness yet?9. Cecilia Heyes: Beast machines? Questions of animal consciousness10. Anthony Dickinson: Why a rat is not a beast machine11. Adam Zeman: Does consciousness spring from the brain? Dilemmas of awareness in practice and theory12. Lawrence Weiskrantz: On the ubiquity of conscious-unconscious dissociations in neuropsychology