The Ravenous Brain
How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for MeaningeBook - 2012
Consciousness is our gateway to experience: it enables us to recognize Van Gogh & rsquo;s starry skies, be enraptured by Beethoven & rsquo;s Fifth, and stand in awe of a snowcapped mountain. Yet consciousness is subjective, personal, and famously difficult to examine: philosophers have for centuries declared this mental entity so mysterious as to be impenetrable to science. In The Ravenous Brain, neuroscientist Daniel Bor departs sharply from this historical view, and builds on the latest research to propose a new model for how consciousness works. Bor argues that this brain-based faculty evolved.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, Ă2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations