Consciousness: An Introduction, Second Edition

UK Edition: Taylor & Francis, London. Originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, June 2010
ISBN-10 144410487X, ISBN-13 978-1444104875

US Edition: Oxford University Press, New York, 2011
ISBN-10: 0199739099, ISBN-13: 978-0199739097

Praise for the First Edition: “… a truly excellent textbook.”  Nature 2003

“… towers over its competitors… no undergraduate course on consciousness should be without it.  ” THES 2003
and see more reviews.

Student Resources

This site is intended to help you make the best use of your textbook. 

The third edition is in preparation and due out early in 2018. Along with my co-author Emily Troscianko, we will be providing a much more thorough website to accompany the book.

Introduction : Explains how to use the book.

Practices : Exercises to explore your own consciousness from each chapter

Activities : Exercises to do in class or with friends from each chapter

Useful links : Links to other websites for resources relevant to each chapter.

Self-assessment : Questions to test your understanding of each chapter

References : Complete list of references with live links where possible.

Illustrations : Some of the figures from the book

Sample Chapter : Chapter One.

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