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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consciousness is our gateway to experience: it enables us to recognize Van Gogh & rsquo; s starry skies, be enraptured by Beethoven & rsquo; s Fifth, and stand in awe of a snowcapped mountain. Yet consciousness is subjective, personal, and famously difficult to examine: philosophers have for centuries declared this mental entity so mysterious as to be impenetrable to science. In The Ravenous Brain, neuroscientist  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bor, Daniel.
Ravenous brain.
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
(DLC) 2012016971
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bor
ISBN: 9780465032969 0465032966
OCLC Number: 851148981
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 10 avril 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique) : ill., fichiers HTML et PDF
Contents: Conceptual conundrums of consciousness: philosophy --
A brief history of the brain: evolution and the science of thought --
The tip of the iceberg: unconscious 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.
Responsibility: Daniel Bor.

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A brash young neuroscientist presents his 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  Read more...

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Publishers Weekly "Though others have capably presented the relationship between brain and mind, and the functions of various portions of the brain, Bor does it so effectively that the material Read more...

 
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