Skip to main content Accessibility help
Internet Explorer 11 is being discontinued by Microsoft in August 2021. If you have difficulties viewing the site on Internet Explorer 11 we recommend using a different browser such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox.
> The Science of Consciousness

The Science of Consciousness

Waking, Sleeping and Dreaming


Trevor A. Harley, University of Dundee


Consciousness concerns awareness and how we experience the world. How does awareness, a feature of the mental world, arise from the physical brain? Is a dog conscious, or a jellyfish, and what explains the difference? How is consciousness related to psychological processes such as perception and cognition? The Science of Consciousness covers the psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience of consciousness. Written for introductory courses in psychology and philosophy, this text examines consciousness with a special emphasis on current neuroscience research as…

  • Get access
  • Add bookmark
  • Cite
  • Share

Key features

  • Emphasizes a science-based approach as well as philosophical concepts so students learn the entire breadth of the study of consciousness and the relationship between consciousness and the brain
  • Written accessibly for students with and without science prerequisites, 'Try this' feature boxes, a technical glossary, and boxed material prompt self-reflection and engagement with concepts
  • Practical questions end each chapter to illustrate applications of consciousness research and list of further resources offer a focus for extension work and a launch pad for students who are looking to focus on particular topics

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Cognition,Philosophy,Philosophy of Mind and Language,Psychology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 18 February 2021
    • ISBN: 9781107125285
    • Dimensions (mm): 253 x 203 mm
    • Weight: 1.258kg
    • Page extent: 448 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 18 February 2021
    • ISBN: 9781107563308
    • Dimensions (mm): 253 x 203 mm
    • Weight: 1.08kg
    • Page extent: 448 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 19 March 2021
    • ISBN: 9781316408889

Access options

Review the options below to login to check your access.

Purchase options

There are no purchase options available for this title.

Have an access code?

To redeem an access code, please log in with your personal login.

If you believe you should have access to this content, please contact your institutional librarian or consult our FAQ page for further information about accessing our content.

Also available to purchase from these educational ebook suppliers