The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

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


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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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  • Paperback | 998 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.5 x 45.7mm | 1,632.95g
  • 14 May 2007
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • 11 tables
  • 0521674123
  • 9780521674126
  • 458,142

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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

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