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Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated, May 4, 2010 - Psychology - 185 pages
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Thanks to exciting developments in brain science, consciousness—“the last great mystery”—has now become a hot topic with everyone from biologists to philosophers.  Exploring key theories on action and awareness, vision and attention, and the effects of brain damage and drugs, this fascinating study considers whether we really have free will, and what creates our sense of self.  Susan Blackmore even questions whether consciousness itself is an illusion, making clear the enormous difficulty we face in bridging the gap between the physical world and our private experiences of it.

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Review: Consciousness: An Introduction (Very Short Introductions #231)

User Review  - Semiophrenic - Goodreads

It is definitely an introduction, but over 450 pages is not "very short." The main concern in this book lies with the chasm between material brain and immaterial consciousness. It is written as a ... Read full review

Review: Consciousness: An Introduction (Very Short Introductions #231)

User Review  - Azaďs Hunter - Goodreads

As the title would indicate this book introduces consciousness. It is well written and neutral, and covers many competing theories from a scientific point. If you follow the exercises, then this will ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Susan Blackmore is a psychologist, freelance writer, and lecturer. The author of numerous scientific articles and book contributions?including The Meme Machine, she writes for several magazines and newspapers and is a frequent contributor on radio and television, both in the UK and abroad.

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