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By Susan Blackmore

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Now in a brand new variation, this cutting edge textual content is the 1st quantity to assemble the entire significant theories of cognizance studies--from these rooted in conventional Western philosophy to these popping out of neuroscience, quantum idea, and japanese philosophy. generally interdisciplinary, Consciousness: An Introduction, moment variation, is split into 9 sections that learn such subject matters as how subjective stories come up from target mind techniques, the fundamental neuroscience and neuropathology of attention, altered states of attention, mystical stories and goals, and the results of substances and meditation. It additionally discusses the character of self, the opportunity of man made realization in robots, and the query of even if animals are conscious.


* Profiles of vital philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, and biologists serious about cognizance studies

* "Concept" textual content bins that elucidate particular features of consciousness

* "Practice" and "Activity" textual content bins that motivate scholars to interact in sensible workouts at school and at home

* daring marginal quotations that emphasize key rules, and proposals for additional reading


* Cutting-edge coverage of out-of-body reviews (Chapter 24), meditation (Chapter 26), and desktop awareness (Section 6)

* A revised and greater artwork application that includes more than 230 images, illustrations, and tables

* A Companion web site at supplying hyperlinks to on-line assets and new and rising examine; self-assessment routines for college kids and teachers; and additional information at the book's "Practice" textual content containers and routines

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