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The Resource Consciousness : an introduction, Susan Blackmore

Consciousness : an introduction, Susan Blackmore

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Consciousness : an introduction
Title
Consciousness
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Susan Blackmore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness? Or is consciousness itself just an illusion? The "last great mystery of science, " consciousness was excluded from serious research for most of the last century but is now a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. Recently the topic has also captured growing popular interest. This groundbreaking book is the first volume to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies -- from those rooted in traditional Western philosophy to those coming out of neuroscience, quantum theory, and Eastern philosophy. Broadly interdisciplinary, Consciousness: An Introduction is divided into nine sections that examine such topics as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience and neuropathology of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, mystical experiences and dreams, and the effects of drugs and meditation. It also discusses the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether or not animals are conscious. Enhanced by numerous illustrations and profiles of important researchers, the book also includes selfassessment questions, further reading suggestions, and practical exercises that help bring the subject to life. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackmore, Susan J.
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.B534 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consciousness
  • Conciencia (Psicología)
  • Conscience
  • Consciousness
  • Bewustzijn
  • Consciência (percepção)
  • Consciência (personalidade)
  • Bewusstsein
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Psychologie
  • Conscioueness
Label
Consciousness : an introduction, Susan Blackmore
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's the problem? -- What is it like to be? -- What does consciousness do? -- Attention and timing -- The theater of the mind -- The grand illusion -- Egos, bundles and multiple selves -- Theories of self -- Agency and free will -- The evolution of consciousness -- The function of consciousness -- Animal minds -- Minds and machines -- Could a machine be conscious? -- How to build a conscious machine -- The neural correlates of consciousness -- The unity of consciousness -- Damaged brains -- Unconscious processing -- The paranormal -- Reality and imagination -- Drugs and altered states -- Sleep, dreams, and hypnotic states -- Exceptional human experience -- The view from within -- Meditation and mindfulness -- Buddhism and consciousness
Control code
ocm52554152
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 460 pages
Isbn
9780195153439
Lccn
2003056480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52554152
  • (OCoLC)52554152
Label
Consciousness : an introduction, Susan Blackmore
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's the problem? -- What is it like to be? -- What does consciousness do? -- Attention and timing -- The theater of the mind -- The grand illusion -- Egos, bundles and multiple selves -- Theories of self -- Agency and free will -- The evolution of consciousness -- The function of consciousness -- Animal minds -- Minds and machines -- Could a machine be conscious? -- How to build a conscious machine -- The neural correlates of consciousness -- The unity of consciousness -- Damaged brains -- Unconscious processing -- The paranormal -- Reality and imagination -- Drugs and altered states -- Sleep, dreams, and hypnotic states -- Exceptional human experience -- The view from within -- Meditation and mindfulness -- Buddhism and consciousness
Control code
ocm52554152
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 460 pages
Isbn
9780195153439
Lccn
2003056480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52554152
  • (OCoLC)52554152

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