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Stairway to the Mind : the Controversial New Science of Consciousness

Author: Alwyn Scott
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stairway to the Mind explores one of the most exciting and controversial areas of modern science: consciousness and the nature of the mind. The book proposes that consciousness emerges from hierarchical layers of mental reality, in the same way that life emerges from layers of biological reality. The book is aimed at general readers with an interest in the mind and neuroscience, as well as a wide range of scientists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alwyn Scott
ISBN: 9781461225102 1461225108 9781461275664 1461275660
OCLC Number: 840278458
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages 27 illustrations)
Contents: Introduction --
Quantum Physics, Chemistry, and Consciousness --
The Chemistry of Life --
The Nerve Afire --
Is There a Computer In Your Head?- "An Enchanted Loom" --
A Century of Brain-Mind Theory --
"A Great Arc" of Possibilities --
Toward an Emergent Theory of Consciousness --
"Then I Tell Them What I Told Them" --
Appendices --
Index. The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet: http://www.springer.de.
Responsibility: by Alwyn Scott.

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Now comes a book that offers a new perspective - based entirely on evidence from the natural sciences - whereby materialism and dualism co-exist. The author - a distinguished pioneer of nonlinear  Read more...

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