15.251 new book on consciousness

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 251.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 09:23:25 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi
             Subject: Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness

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    > Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness
    > edited by Bernard J. Baars and James B. Newman
    > Consciousness is at the very core of the human condition. Yet only in
    > recent decades has it become a major focus in the brain and behavioral
    > sciences. Scientists now know that consciousness involves many levels of
    > brain functioning, from brainstem to cortex. The almost seventy articles in
    > this book reflect the breadth and depth of this burgeoning field. The many
    > topics covered include consciousness in vision and inner speech, immediate
    > memory and attention, waking, dreaming, coma, the effects of brain damage,
    > fringe consciousness, hypnosis, and dissociation.
    > Underlying all the selections are the questions, What difference does
    > consciousness make? What are its properties? What role does it play in the
    > nervous system? How do conscious brain functions differ from unconscious
    > ones? The focus of the book is on scientific evidence and theory. The
    > editors have also chosen introductory articles by leading scientists to
    > allow a wide variety of new readers to gain insight into the field.
    > Bernard J. Baars is Institute Faculty Professor at the Wright Institute,
    > Berkeley, California. The late James B. Newman was a member of the
    > Department of Psychology of the Colorado Neurological Institute.
    > 7 x 9, 1037 pp.
    > 253 illus.
    > paper 0-262-52302-7
    > cloth 0-262-02496-9
    > A Bradford Book
    > Jud Wolfskill
    > Associate Publicist
    > MIT Press
    > 5 Cambridge Center, 4th Floor
    > Cambridge, MA 02142
    > 617.253.2079
    > 617.253.1709 fax
    > wolfskil@mit.edu

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