Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures

Lawrence Weiskrantz, Martin Davies

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Abstract

In recent years consciousness has become a significant area of study in the cognitive sciences. This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of consciousness. The book stems from the Chichele lectures held at All Souls College in Oxford, and features contributions from a 'who's who' of authorities from both philosophy and psychology. The result is an interdisciplinary volume which tackles some of the biggest and most impenetrable problems in consciousness. The book includes chapters considering the apparent explanatory gap between science and consciousness, our conscious experience of emotions such as fear, and of willed actions by ourselves and others. It looks at subjective differences between two ways in which visual information guides behaviour, and scientific investigation of consciousness in non-human animals. It looks at the challenges that the mind-brain relation presents for clinical practice as well as for theories of consciousness. The book draws on research from philosophy, experimental psychology, functional imaging of the brain, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and clinical neurology.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages368
ISBN (Electronic)9780191696596
ISBN (Print)9780199233151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • All souls college
  • Behaviour
  • Chichele lectures
  • Cognitive sciences
  • Consciousness
  • Experimental psychology
  • Fear
  • Mind-brain relation
  • Visual information
  • Willed actions

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