Consciousness : a very short introduction / Susan Blackmore.Material type: TextSeries: Very short introductions: 121.Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, c2005Description: 146 p. ; 18 cmISBN: 0192805851 (alk. paper); 9780192805850 (alk. paper)Subject(s): ConsciousnessDDC classification: 153 LOC classification: B105.C477 | B58 2005
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-140) and index.
Why the mystery? -- The human brain -- Time and space -- A grand illusion -- The self -- Conscious will -- Altered states of consciousness -- The evolution of consciousness.
"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 using illustrations, 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."--Publisher's description.