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Understanding Consciousness

Its Function and Brain Processes

by Gerd Sommerhoff

  • 95 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Sage Publications Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Psychology,
  • Mental Health,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / General,
  • General,
  • Consciousness,
  • Neuropsychology,
  • Physiological aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8030544M
    ISBN 100761967745
    ISBN 109780761967743

    Understanding Consciousness () is a book by Max Velmans, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, which combines an account of scientific studies of consciousness with a perspective from the philosophy of mind. The book was shortlisted for the British Psychological Society book of the year award in and Country: UK. Understanding Consciousness, 2nd Edition provides a unique survey and evaluation of consciousness studies, along with an original analysis of consciousness that combines scientific findings.

    Consciousness is among the hardest concepts for humans to wrap their heads around, but Annaka Harris is a masterful explainer—she started by breaking my existing beliefs about the nature of consciousness and then she rebuilt them into a more nuanced, more complete, and more mind-bending understanding of what’s really going on behind my eyes.”. Book References List – includes links to descriptions and reader commentary for the book references. Please send your comments on the scientific understanding of the biological basis of human consciousness to [email protected] Link to — Consciousness Subject Outline Further discussion — Covington Theory of Consciousness.

    Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness Through Relationship. Christian de Quincey Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press © If you have ever wondered about the nature of consciousness or how different ways of knowing lead to different realities, the new book from philosopher Christian de Quincey will reveal some surprises. Consciousness at its simplest is "awareness or sentience of internal or external existence". Despite centuries of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosophers and scientists, consciousness remains puzzling and controversial, being "at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives". Perhaps the only widely agreed notion about the topic is the intuition that.


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Understanding Consciousness by Gerd Sommerhoff Download PDF EPUB FB2

Understanding Consciousness tells a story with a beginning, middle and end in a way that integrates the philosophy of consciousness with the science.

Overall, the book provides a unique perspective on how to address the problems of consciousness and as such, will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists and other /5(8). This is not especially a book about consciousness, but many of the patients described have learned to live with profound alterations in the way their brains understand the world.

Understanding Consciousness book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. First published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & F /5(32). I’ve read 10 and did not end up more enlightened: it is an emergent property of brains that is barely understood AT ALL.

I prefer the books that unlike “Consciousness Explained” simply explain effects of brain operation, like “Thinking Fast and Sl. Book Description. Understanding Consciousness, 2nd Edition provides a unique survey and evaluation of consciousness studies, along with an original analysis of consciousness that combines scientific findings, philosophy and common sense.

Building on the widely praised first edition, this new edition adds fresh research, and Understanding Consciousness book the original analysis in a way that reflects some of the.

Understanding Consciousness Book Title:Understanding Consciousness Building on the widely praised first edition, this new edition adds fresh research, and deepens the original analysis in a way that reflects some of the fundamental changes in the understanding.

As the structure of the book moves from a basic overview of the field Understanding Consciousness book a successively deeper analysis, it can be used both for those new to the subject and for more established researchers. Understanding Consciousness tells a story with a beginning, middle and end in a way that integrates the philosophy of consciousness with the science.

Moving Toward Understanding Consciousness: Cosmos And Culture A team of neuroscientists is calling on their field to rethink whether we can. Understanding Consciousness, 2nd Edition provides a unique survey and evaluation of consciousness studies, along with an original analysis of consciousness that combines scientific findings Author: Max Velmans.

The book is divided into three parts; Part one surveys current theories of consciousness, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. Part two reconstructs an understanding of consciousness from first principles, starting with its phenomenology, and leading to a closer examination of how conscious experience relates to the world described by physics and information processing in the brain.

Product Information. The mysteries of consciousness have gripped the human imagination for over 2, years. At the dawn of the new millennium,Understanding Consciousnessprovides new solutions to some of the deepest puzzles surrounding its nature and function. In this book consciousness is taken to have three main facets: an awareness of the surrounding world, of the self as an entity, and of one's thoughts and feelings.

The explanations offered cover all three and also the fact that these components of awareness have both an objective aspect as particular faculties of the brain, and a subjective. Understanding Consciousness, 2nd Edition provides a unique survey and evaluation of consciousness studies, along with an original analysis of consciousness that combines scientific findings, philosophy and common sense.

Building on the widely praised first edition, this new edition adds fresh research, and deepens the original analysis in a way that reflects some of the fundamental changes in.

"Understanding our consciousness through our relationships could very well be the key to unlocking our potential for higher consciousness and spiritual evolution." Rahasya Poe Christian de Quincey takes us right to the metaphysical heart of relationship, and, in doing so, pushes back the frontiers of : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company.

The mysteries of consciousness have gripped the human imagination for over years. At the dawn of the new millennium, this book provides solutions to some of the deepest puzzles surrounding its nature and function.

Drawing on recent scientific discoveries, Max Velmans challenges conventional reductionist thought, providing an understanding of how consciousness relates to the brain and 5/5(2). Experiences Worlds, the World Described By Physics, and the Thing Itself.

Subjective, Intersubjective, and Objectice Science. Consciousness, Brains, and Human Information Processing. Part 3: A New Synthesis - Reflexive Monism. What Consciousness Is.

What Consciousness Does. Self-consciousness In a Reflexive Universe. References. Index. Understanding Consciousness tells a story with a beginning, middle and end in a way that integrates the philosophy of consciousness with the science.

Overall, the book provides a unique perspective on how to address the problems of consciousness and as such, will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists and other /5(5).

This book is destined to become a pillar of the subject' - Rodney Cotterill, Technical University of Denmark. The problem of consciousness has been described as a mystery about which we are still in a terrible muddle and in Understanding Consciousness: Its Function and Brain Processes, the author unravels this mystery through a clarification of.

At the World Science Festival in New York, scientists and philosophers debated whether studying the brain will ever lead us to a true understanding of what it means to be conscious.

The concept of using quantum physics to explain human consciousness really took off with Roger Penrose's book, "The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics." The book was written specifically in response to the claim of old school artificial intelligence researchers who believed that the brain was little.

Understanding Of Language And Consciousness Words | 6 Pages. Connectionist understanding of language and consciousness One cognitive attempt to solve the question is, perhaps, connectionism (e.g., Rumelhart & McClelland, ) on the basis of “pan-psychism view of consciousness” (Chalmers).He has over publications on this topic including his major work Understanding Consciousness () (now in its second edition), the co-edited Blackwell Companion to Consciousness () (now in its second edition), and Towards a Deeper Understanding of Consciousness ().

He was a co-founder and, fromChair of the. Consciousness is neither miraculous nor ultimately mysterious. In this broad, entertaining, and persuasive account Owen Flanagan argues that we are on the way to understanding consciousness and its place in the natural order. No aspect of consciousness escapes Flanagan's probe/5(5).