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The Resource Consciousness : a user's guide, Adam Zeman, (electronic resource)

Consciousness : a user's guide, Adam Zeman, (electronic resource)

Label
Consciousness : a user's guide
Title
Consciousness
Title remainder
a user's guide
Statement of responsibility
Adam Zeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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Zeman, Adam
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Consciousness
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This engaging and readable book provides an introduction to consciousness that does justice both to the science and to the philosophy of consciousness, that is, the mechanics of the mind and the experience of awareness. The book opens with a general discussion of the brain and of consciousness itself. Then, exploring the areas of brain science most likely to illuminate the basis of awareness, Zeman focuses on the science of sleep and waking and on the science of vision. He describes healthy states and disorders--epilepsy, narcolepsy, blindsight and hallucinations after stroke--that provide insights into the capacity for consciousness and into its contents. And he tracks the evolution of the brain, the human species, and human culture and surveys the main current scientific theories of awareness, pioneering attempts to explain how the brain gives rise to experience. Zeman concludes by examining philosophical arguments about the nature of consciousness. A practicing neurologist, he animates his text with examples from the behavioral and neurological disorders of his patients and from the expanding mental worlds of young children, including his own. His book is an accessible and enlightening explanation of why we are conscious
Label
Consciousness : a user's guide, Adam Zeman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
As sweet by any other name? Consciousness, self-consciousness and conscience -- Nerves in the brain, oh damn'em : a sketch of the human nervous system -- Springs of awareness : the structural basis of consciousness (i) -- Brothers of death : pathologies of consciousness -- From darkness into light : the structural basis of consciousness (ii) -- I cannot see you Charley, I am blind : clear-sighted blindness and blindsight -- History of everything -- Scientific theories of consciousness -- Nature of consciousness
Control code
ocn239887320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 404 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281735072
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)239887320
Label
Consciousness : a user's guide, Adam Zeman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
As sweet by any other name? Consciousness, self-consciousness and conscience -- Nerves in the brain, oh damn'em : a sketch of the human nervous system -- Springs of awareness : the structural basis of consciousness (i) -- Brothers of death : pathologies of consciousness -- From darkness into light : the structural basis of consciousness (ii) -- I cannot see you Charley, I am blind : clear-sighted blindness and blindsight -- History of everything -- Scientific theories of consciousness -- Nature of consciousness
Control code
ocn239887320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 404 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281735072
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)239887320

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