The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

Paperback Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology

Edited by Philip David Zelazo, Edited by Morris Moscovitch, Edited by Evan Thompson

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 998 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 252mm x 46mm | 1,633g
  • Publication date: 14 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521674123
  • ISBN 13: 9780521674126
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 11 tables
  • Sales rank: 437,543

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The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness is the first of its kind in the field, and its appearance marks a unique time in the history of intellectual inquiry on the topic. After decades during which consciousness was considered beyond the scope of legitimate scientific investigation, consciousness re-emerged as a popular focus of research towards the end of the last century, and it has remained so for nearly 20 years. There are now so many different lines of investigation on consciousness that the time has come when the field may finally benefit from a book that pulls them together and, by juxtaposing them, provides a comprehensive survey of this exciting field. An authoritative desk reference, which will also be suitable as an advanced textbook.

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Philip David Zelazo is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuroscience. He is also Co-Director of the Sino-Canadian Centre for Research in Child Development, Southwest University, China. He was Founding Editor of the Journal of Cognition and Development. His research, which is funded by both NSERC of Canada and CIHR, focuses on the mechanisms underlying typical and atypical development of executive function - the conscious self-regulation of thought, action, and emotion. Morris Moscovitch is the Max and Gianna Glassman Chair in Neuropsychology and Aging in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He is also the Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. His research focuses on the neuropsychology of memory in humans while also studying attention, face-recognition, and hemispheric specialization in young and older adults, and in people with brain damage. Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception. He is also the co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. He is a former holder of a Canada Research Chair.

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"This volume provides readers from many disciplines with the foundation and knowledge to date on the very comprehensive and complex study of consciousness." --Janet L. Etzi, PsycCRITIQUES "...the breath of coverage is impressive...a useful resource...In sum, the book displays how thoroughly our dualistically oriented culture's scientific investigation of human behavior is held in the grip of ancient traditional constructs that are imposed on observed events..." --Noel W. Smith, State University of New York at Plattsburg, The Psychological Record

Table of contents

Part I: 1. Introduction Philip David Zelazo, Morris Moscovitch and Evan Thompson; Part II. The Cognitive Science of Consciousness: 2. A brief history of the philosophical problem of consciousness William Seager; 3. Philosophical theories of consciousness: contemporary Western perspectives Uriah Kriegel; 4. Philosophical theories of consciousness: continental perspectives Evan Thompson and Dan Zahavi; 5. Philosophical theories of consciousness: Asian perspectives George Dreyfus and Evan Thompson; 6. Artificial intelligence and consciousness Drew McDermott; 7. Computational models of consciousness: a taxonomy and some examples Ron Sun and Stan Franklin; 8. Cognitive theories of consciousness Katherine McGovern and Bernard J. Baars; 9. Behavioral, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological approaches to implicit perception Dan Simons, Deborah E. Hannula, David E. Warren and Steven W. Day; 10. Three forms of consciousness in retrieving memories Henry L. Roediger III, Suparna Rajaram and Lisa Geraci; 11. Metacognition and consciousness Asher Koriat; 12. Consciousness and control of action Carlo Umilta; 13. Language and consciousness Wallace Chafe; 14. Narrative modes of consciousness and selfhood Keith Oatley; 15. The development of consciousness Philip David Zelazo, Helena H. Gao and Rebecca Todd; 16. States of consciousness: normal and abnormal variation J. Allan Hobson; 17. Consciousness in hypnosis John F. Kihlstrom; 18. Can we study subjective experiences objectively? First-person perspective approaches and impaired subjective states of awareness in schizophrenia? Jean-Marie Danion and Caroline Huron; 19. Meditation and the neuroscience of consciousness: an introduction Antoine Lutz, John D. Dunne and Richard J. Davidson; 20. Social psychological approaches to consciousness John Bargh; 21. The evolution of consciousness Michael C. Corballis; 22. The serpent's gift: evolutionary psychology and consciousness Jesse Bering and Dave Bjorklund; 23. Anthropology of consciousness C. Jason Throop and Charles Laughlin; 24. Motivation, decision making, and consciousness: from psychodynamics to subliminal priming and emotional constraint satisfaction Drew Westen, Joel Weinberger and Rebekah Bradley; Part III. The Neuroscience of Consciousness: 25. Hunting the ghost: toward a neuroscience of consciousness Petra Stoerig; 26. Neurodynamical approaches to consciousness Diego Cosmelli, Jean-Philippe Lachaux and Evan Thompson; 27. The thalamic intralaminar nuclei and the property of consciousness Joseph E. Bogen; 28. The cognitive neuroscience of memory and consciousness Scott D. Slotnick and Daniel L. Schachter; 29. The affective neuroscience of consciousness: higher order syntactic thoughts, dual routes to emotion and action, and consciousness Edmund Rolls; 30. Consciousness: situated and social Ralph Adolphs; 31. Quantum approaches to consciousness Henry Stapp.