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Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Written by Stanislas Dehaene

Narrated by David Drummond


Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Written by Stanislas Dehaene

Narrated by David Drummond

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4.5/5 (25 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
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Released:
Jan 30, 2014
ISBN:
9781452686707
Format:
Audiobook

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How does the brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before.

In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries.

A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone who is interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness.

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 30, 2014
ISBN:
9781452686707
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    This is a fascinating examination of how science is beginning to help us understand the physical mechanisms underlying consciousness and subjective realities. It is speculative in some parts, but it is speculation from observed facts. Highly recommended!
  • (5/5)
    Incredible book mind blowing and insightful. Easily accessible to the lay person yet digs into many issues deeply and scientifically. Completely changed my perception of consciousness.
  • (5/5)
    Very long and technical scientific review of brain conciousness. Not for easy listening but packed with knowledge and facts.