The River of Consciousness Sacks, Oliver

The River of Consciousness

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In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, as always, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context.

Advances in neuroscience have revolutionized our ability to visualize the brain in action. For the first time we are able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world's thinkers since the eighteenth century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness. In The River of Consciousness, Sacks will examine questions of memory, time, and consciousness. How do we think, how do we remember? Do different individuals have different speeds or ways of thinking? Is memory reliable? How do the neural correlates of memory differ for true memories and false memories? How do we construct our sense of time, our visual world? What is consciousness, neurologically speaking? And most importantly, what is creativity?

Sacks completed the research for this book before he died, and with instructions on how it was to be put together. This is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime's research into the way the brain works.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781447263661
BY (AUTHOR) Sacks, Oliver
PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : October 19, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Picador
LANGUAGE : English AGE : From 18 years
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 232 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 342 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
Medicine & Nursing
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION : In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, as always, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context. Advances in neuroscience have revolutionized our ability to visualize the brain in action. For the first time we are able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world's thinkers since the eighteenth century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness. In The River of Consciousness, Sacks will examine questions of memory, time, and consciousness. How do we think, how do we remember? Do different individuals have different speeds or ways of thinking? Is memory reliable? How do the neural correlates of memory differ for true memories and false memories? How do we construct our sense of time, our visual world? What is consciousness, neurologically speaking? And most importantly, what is creativity? Sacks completed the research for this book before he died, and with instructions on how it was to be put together. This is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime's research into the way the brain works. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781447263661 BY (AUTHOR) Sacks, Oliver PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : October 19, 2017 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Picador LANGUAGE : English AGE : From 18 years PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 232 mm x 153 mm WEIGHT : 342 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Mathematics & Science Medicine & Nursing Society & Social Sciences