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The Resource Out of my head : on the trail of consciousness, Tim Parks

Out of my head : on the trail of consciousness, Tim Parks

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Out of my head : on the trail of consciousness
Title
Out of my head
Title remainder
on the trail of consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
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Language
eng
Summary
Hardly a day goes by without some discussion about whether computers can be conscious, whether our universe is some kind of simulation, whether mind is a unique quality of human beings or spread out across the universe like butter on bread. Most philosophers believe that our experience is locked inside our skulls, an unreliable representation of a quite different reality outside. Colour, smell and sound, they tell us, occur only in our heads. Yet when neuroscientists look inside our brains to see what's going on, they find only billions of neurons exchanging electrical impulses and releasing chemical substances. Out of My Head tells the gripping, highly personal, often surprisingly funny, story of Tim Parks' quest to discover more about this fascinating topic. It frames complex metaphysical considerations and technical laboratory experiments in terms we can all understand. Above all, it invites us to see space, time, colour and smell, sounds and sensations in an entirely new way
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Parks, Tim
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
Target audience
adult
Label
Out of my head : on the trail of consciousness, Tim Parks
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251171156
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781911215714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
Label
Out of my head : on the trail of consciousness, Tim Parks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251171156
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781911215714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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