An interesting and authoritative description of what is currently understood about consciousness -- largely from the perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, with philosophy mostly confined to the first chapter and medical aspects to the last two. Bor emphasizes the role of working memory and "chunking", but also mentions Tononi's quantitative theory (integrated information theory). "[I]n the next decade or two, the [brain-probing] methods will be sufficiently advanced for us to discover and extract the precise neural signature of consciousness." (p 187) "[Asperger's-syndrome people and others on the autism spectrum] have a more patterned, structured mind." (p 241) "[They] have too much consciousness [and possibly could be treated with the new drug arbaclofen]." (p 242)
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