Finding Consciousness in the Brain

A neurocognitive approach

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| National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda
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How does the brain go about the business of being conscious? Though we cannot yet provide a complete answer, this book explains what is now known about the neural basis of human consciousness.

The last decade has witnessed the dawn of an exciting new era of cognitive neuroscience. For example, combination of new imaging technologies and experimental study of attention has linked brain activity to specific psychological functions. The authors are leaders in psychology and neuroscience who have conducted original research on consciousness. They wish to communicate the highlights of this research to both specialists and interested others, and hope that this volume will be read by students concerned with the neuroscientific underpinnings of subjective experience. As a whole, the book progresses from an overview of conscious awareness, through careful explanation of identified neurocognitive systems, and extends to theories which tackle global aspects of consciousness. (Series B)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 8]  2001.  xvi, 326 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Apology
vii
Foreword
Michael I. Posner
ix
Acknowledgments
xii
Preface
xiii
Contributors
xv
1. A phenomenalogical introduction to the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness
Peter G. Grossenbacher
1
I. EDGES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
21
2. Now you see it, now you don’t: Preventing consciousness with visual masking
Mark Price
25
3. Consciousness of the physical and the mental: Evidence from autism
Simon Baron-Cohen
61
II. MENTAL CONTENT AND ACTION
77
Visual consciousness
Stephen M. Kosslyn
79
5. Intersensory integration: Underlying neural mechanisms
Barry E. Stein and Mark T. Wallace
105
6. Implicit perception in action: Short-lived motor representation of space
Yves Rossetti
133
III. FRAME OF MIND
183
7. Arousal: Conscious experience and brain mechanisms
Roger Whitehead and Scott D. Schliebner
187
8. Emotion and conscious experience: Perceptual and attentional influences of anxiety
Douglas Derryberry
221
IV. BRAIN EVOLUTION
245
9. Consciousness: A preparatory and comparative process
Phan Luu, John M. Kelley and Daniel Levitin
247
10. Multisensory coordination and the evolution of consciousness
Peter G. Grossenbacher
277
Subject Index
315
Name Index
323
“[...] the enormous benefit any reader interested into the problem of the “how is” and the “what is” of consciousness will have upon the completion of reading this book. [...] the discussed material is definitely something which should not be missed or taken lightly.”
“[...] interfaces between traditional psychological and neuroscience research areas and consciousness studies are definitly established.”
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Subjects

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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