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Stairway to the Mind: The Controversial New Science of Consciousness

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By: Alwyn Scott

229 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #122791 | ISBN: 0387943811
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Stairway to the Mind explores one of the most exciting and controversial areas of modern science: consciousness and the nature of the mind. The book proposes that consciousness emerges from hierarchical layers of mental reality, in the same way that life emerges from layers of biological reality. The book is aimed at general readers with an interest in the mind and neuroscience, as well as a wide range of scientists whose work is related to the rapidly-growing field of neuroscience and consciousness research.


Contents

Introduction.- Quantum Physics, Chemistry, and Consciousness.- The Chemistry of Life.- The Nerve Afire.- Is There a Computer In Your Head?- "An Enchanted Loom".- A Century of Brain-Mind Theory.- "A Great Arc" of Possibilities.- Toward an Emergent Theory of Consciousness.- "Then I Tell Them What I Told Them".- Appendices.- Index. The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet: http://www.springer.de

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