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Consciousness : a very short introduction / Susan Blackmore.

By: Blackmore, Susan J, 1951- [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: 121.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2017Edition: 2nd edition, 4th impression.Description: xvi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 centimetres.Content type: text | still image | text Media type: unmediated | unmediated Carrier type: volume | volumeISBN: 9780198794738; 0198794738.Subject(s): ConsciousnessSummary: Consciousness', 'the last great mystery for science', remains 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 continuing the 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, whilst also outlining the amazing pace of discoveries in neuroscience. Covering areas such as the construction of self in the brain, mechanisms of attention, the neural correlates of consciousness, and the physiology of altered states of consciousness, Susan Blackmore highlights our latest findings.
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First edition published 2005.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-140) and index.

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