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> 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…

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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: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 18 February 2021
    • ISBN: 9781107563308
    • Dimensions (mm): 253 x 203 mm
    • Weight: 1.009kg
    • Page extent: 448 pages
    • Availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 19 March 2021
    • ISBN: 9781316408889

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