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The ravenous brain : how the new science of consciousness explains our insatiable search for meaning

Author: Daniel Bor
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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A brash young neuroscientist presents his solution to biology's toughest question: what is consciousness?
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Bor, Daniel.
Ravenous brain.
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
(OCoLC)808128946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bor
ISBN: 9780465020478 046502047X 9780465032969 0465032966
OCLC Number: 796081867
Description: xviii, 326 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Conceptual conundrums of consciousness: philosophy --
A brief history of the brain: evolution and the science of thought --
The tip of the iceberg: unconscious limits --
Pay attention to that pattern!: conscious contents --
The brain's experience of a rose: neuroscience of awareness --
Being bird-brained is not an insult: uncovering alien consciousness --
Living on the fragile edge of awareness: profound brain damage and disorders of consciousness --
Consciousness squeezed, stretched, and shrunk: mental illness as abnormal awareness.
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Presents the author's solution to biology's hardest problem - what consciousness is, and why we have it, and what it means for our self perception and our mental health. This title argues that human  Read more...

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Sam Kean, author of The Violinist's Thumb, Wall Street Journal "Mr. Bor takes on the oldest, thorniest question in neuroscience--what is consciousness?--and delivers a masterly overview of everything Read more...

 
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