Consciousness: A very short introduction (VSI) 2nd Edition (2017)


A short video of me explaining the 10 Things you most need to know about consciousness. 29 May 2019.10 things to know about Consciousness

Consciousness, ‘the last great mystery for science’, remains 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 continuing the 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, whilst also outlining the amazing pace of discoveries in neuroscience. Covering areas such as the construction of self in the brain, mechanisms of attention, the neural correlates of consciousness, and the physiology of altered states of consciousness, Susan Blackmore highlights our latest findings.

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Blackmore, S. 2017 Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction, (Second Edition) Oxford, Oxford University Press ISBN-10: 0198794738