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

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

A breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain

How does our 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 interested
in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying
consciousness.

Title:Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts
Edition Language:English

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  • David

    This book is a truly fascinating exploration of the biological foundation of consciousness. Stanislas Dehaene is an active researcher in the field. He makes a compelling argument that consciousness ca...

  • David Katzman

    Manages to be fascinating, boring and disturbing all at once. Consciousness is a fascinating metaphysical concept. Linguistic even. Dehaene is reporting on a significant volume of psychological resear...

  • Chrissie

    Having completed half, I will no longer continue.This is confusing and extremely unclear. The author’s nomenclature is presented too rapidly and in terms too diffuse. Conclusions are drawn but the p...

  • Chris

    Now here is how to write "popular" science for the intelligent reader, one who is not necessarily expert in the particular subject, but who nevertheless has his own technical or scientific background....

  • Mani

    The most comprehensive review of consciousness research from the clinical applications in coma and minimal consciousness conditions to attentional blindness, masking, subliminal priming.Everything is ...

  • Charlene

    Filled with a lot of wonderful neuroscience. Worthwhile studies. I was with him until he began making illogical arguments at the end. He obviously hates Peter Singer. In this he is not alone. No matte...

  • Morgan Blackledge

    One readers (QI) review expressed fear and skepticism regarding whether we should or even can understand consciousness via the scientific method. In her opinion we "need to leave room beyond the consc...

  • Todd Martin

    The question “Can the human mind understand itself?” may sound like another nebulous and unanswerable Zen koan along the lines of “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” but it turns out tha...

  • Lis Carey

    It seems we are, finally, starting to solve the mystery of what consciousness is, and how the brain creates it.Moreover, this is not just a fascinating scientific breakthrough, but one with important ...

  • AJ

    In my opinion, the only good chapter in this book was "The Ultimate Test" which explores consciousness in people in vegetative or other minimally conscious states. It was definitely interesting, altho...