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|Additional Physical Format:||Electronic version:
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
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|ISBN:||9780465020478 046502047X 9780465032969 0465032966|
|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.
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