The Hidden Spring: A Journey To The Source Of Consciousness

February 16, 2021|
The Hidden Spring: A Journey To The Source Of Consciousness by Mark Solms
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A revelatory new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the center of mental life.

For Mark Solms, one of the boldest thinkers in contemporary neuroscience, discovering how consciousness comes about has been a lifetime’s quest. Scientists consider it the "hard problem" because it seems an impossible task to understand why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain.

Venturing into the elementary physics of life, Solms has now arrived at an astonishing answer. In The Hidden Spring, he brings forward his discovery in accessible language and graspable analogies.

Solms is a frank and fearless guide on an extraordinary voyage from the dawn of neuropsychology and psychoanalysis to the cutting edge of contemporary neuroscience, adhering to the medically provable. But he goes beyond other neuroscientists by paying close attention to the subjective experiences of hundreds of neurological patients, many of whom he treated, whose uncanny conversations expose much about the brain’s obscure reaches.

Most importantly, you will be able to recognize the workings of your own mind for what they really are, including every stray thought, pulse of emotion, and shift of attention. The Hidden Spring will profoundly alter your understanding of your own subjective experience.

Mark Solms discovered the brain mechanisms of dreaming. He is director of neuropsychology, Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he lives. He is also honorary lecturer in neurosurgery, St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, and honorary Fellow, American College of Psyc...
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Title:The Hidden Spring: A Journey To The Source Of Consciousness
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.24 X 6.17 X 1.42 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.24 X 6.17 X 1.42 in
Published:February 16, 2021
Publisher:WW Norton
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393542011

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