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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
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Susan Blackmore
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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 is a topic that was banned from serious research for most of the last century, but is now an area of increasing popular interest, as well as a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy and neuroscience. This ground-breaking textbook by best-selling author Susan Blackmore was the first of its kind to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy. The book examines topics such as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, out of body and near death experiences and the effects of drugs, dreams and meditation. It also explores the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether animals are conscious. The new edition has been fully revised to include the latest developments in neuroscience, brain scanning techniques, and artificial consciousness and robotics. The new website includes self-assessment exercises, advanced further reading, flashcards and MCQs. For all those intrigued by what it means to be, to exist, this book could radically transform your understanding of your own consciousness
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Blackmore, Susan
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Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1951-
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Consciousness
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Consciousness : an introduction, Susan Blackmore
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Previous edition: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn768096139
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 540 s.
Isbn
9781444104875
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ill
Label
Consciousness : an introduction, Susan Blackmore
Publication
Note
Previous edition: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn768096139
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 540 s.
Isbn
9781444104875
Other physical details
ill

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