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Inside the theater of consciousness : the workspace of the mind

Author: Bernard J Baars
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Understanding consciousness is perhaps the most difficult puzzle facing the sciences. Combining psychology with brain science, this book offers an introduction to the field, weaving together the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard J Baars
ISBN: 0195102657 9780195102659
OCLC Number: 71851759
Description: xiv, 193 pages
Contents: Preface ; Prologue: The Metaphor ; 1. Treating Consciousness as a Variable ; 2. The Theater Stage Has Unlimited Capacity But Creates Vast Access ; 3. On Stage: Sensations, Images, and Ideas ; 4. The Spotlight: Attention, Absorption, and the Construction of Reality ; 5. Behind the Scenes: Contexts, Intentions, and Expectations ; 6. Volition: Conscious Control of Action ; 7. The Direction: Self as the Unifying Context of Consciousness ; 8. What Is It Good For? The Functions of Consciousness ; 9. Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy ; Appendix: Make Your Own Theory - The Basic Evidence
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"Quite simply, Bernard Baars has made the most important single contribution to consciousness studies since William James. * Bruce Mangan, Institute of Cognitive Studies, University of California, Read more...

 
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