Summary of Consciousness and the Brain
Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts
From CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE BRAIN by Stanislas Dehaene. Summarized by arrangement with Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
A thorough overview of contemporary scientific thought regarding consciousness.
Eminent researcher Stanislas Dehaene, an expert on the cognitive neuroscience of language and number processing, synthesizes decades of scientific exploration into the nature of human consciousness. He presents complex concepts in exceptionally lucid language. Dehaene accesses the vital issue of consciousness by integrating art, philosophy and daily life into his discussion. getAbstract believes his analysis will challenge and enlighten anyone interested in thinking, consciousness, human nature or how science addresses subtle, subjective phenomena.
In this summary, you will learn
- How consciousness works,
- How perception and consciousness relate, and
- What elements make up the functions and implications of consciousness.
About the Author
A premier researcher in the cognitive neuroscience of language and number processing and a winner of the million-dollar Brain Prize, Stanislas Dehaene is a director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit in Saclay, France, and the author of The Number Sense and Reading in the Brain.
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