ANTTI REVONSUO CONSCIOUSNESS THE SCIENCE OF SUBJECTIVITY PDF

Search results. During my PhD project I initiated my three major lines of research that I have continued ever since:. Consciousness research is a new multidisciplinary field of science that combines philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience in an attempt to understand what consciousness is, how it could be measured and studied scientifically, and what the biological and neural mechanisms underlying or enabling consciousness are. The major lines of my own research on consciousness are the following: 1 Theories of consciousness, 2 The cognitive and neural mechanisms of visual consciousness, and 3 Altered states of consciousness, in particular dreaming, hypnosis, and anesthesia.

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Consciousness covers all the main approaches to the modern scientific study of consciousness, and also gives the necessary historical, p The study of consciousness is recognized as one of the biggest remaining challenges to the scientific community.

Consciousness covers all the main approaches to the modern scientific study of consciousness, and also gives the necessary historical, philosophical and conceptual background to the field. Current scientific evidence and theory from the fields of neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging and the study of altered states of consciousness such as dreaming, hypnosis, meditation and out-of-body experiences is presented.

Revonsuo provides an integrative review of the major existing philosophical and empirical theories of consciousness and identifies the most promising areas for future developments in the field.

This textbook offers a readable and timely introduction to the science of consciousness for anyone interested in this compelling area, especially undergraduates studying psychology, philosophy, cognition, neuroscience and related fields. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published February 3rd by Psychology Press first published January 1st More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Consciousness: The Science of Subjectivity. Altered states of consciousness What is an "altered state of consciousness" ASC? Feb 09, JJVid rated it liked it Shelves: psychology , textbook. An introductory text book giving a rapid and continual overview of the current state of consciousness studies.

Topics range from historical foundations, including mesmerism, Cartesian dualism, and the introspectionists; contemporary theories such as epiphenomenalism, dualism, and multiple theories of monism; philosophical theories of consciousness; empirical theories of consciousness; altered states of consciousness ASCs including hypnosis, runner's high, meditation, dreaming and sleep-related An introductory text book giving a rapid and continual overview of the current state of consciousness studies.

Topics range from historical foundations, including mesmerism, Cartesian dualism, and the introspectionists; contemporary theories such as epiphenomenalism, dualism, and multiple theories of monism; philosophical theories of consciousness; empirical theories of consciousness; altered states of consciousness ASCs including hypnosis, runner's high, meditation, dreaming and sleep-related disorders, near death experiences NDEs and out of body experiences OBEs , mystic and meditative experiences, but curiously nothing more than a passing sentence or two about drugs induced ASCs.

The text doesn't delve much deeper than a superficial overview of concepts and, occasionally, a short discussion of prominent authors or contributors to the field in question. I would have rather deeper discussion on few topics than shallow perusal of many. I found it odd that an introductory text such as this appears to be would rely so heavily on non-layman understanding of neurological terminology and brain regions e.

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Readers also enjoyed. About Antti Revonsuo. Antti Revonsuo. Antti Revonsuo is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind. His work seeks to understand consciousness as a biological phenomenon. He is one of a small number of philosophers running their own laboratories. His work focu Antti Revonsuo is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind. His work focuses on altered states of consciousness in general and dreaming in particular.

He is best known for his Threat Simulation Theory, which — in the tradition of evolutionary psychology — states that dreams serve the biological function of rehearsing possibly threatening situations in order to aid survival, and his advocacy of the dreaming brain as a model of consciousness. Since , he is a member of the Academy of Finland. Books by Antti Revonsuo. There are many ways to take action against racism.

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Consciousness: The Science of Subjectivity

The study of consciousness is recognized as one of the biggest remaining challenges to the scientific community. This book provides a fascinating introduction to the new science that promises to illuminate our understanding of the subject. Current scientific evidence and theory from the fields of neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging and the study of altered states of consciousness such as dreaming, hypnosis, meditation and out-of-body experiences is presented. Revonsuo provides an integrative review of the major existing philosophical and empirical theories of consciousness and identifies the most promising areas for future developments in the field. This textbook offers a readable and timely introduction to the science of consciousness for anyone interested in this compelling area, especially undergraduates studying psychology, philosophy, cognition, neuroscience and related fields. He has been conducting research on consciousness since the early s and has directed an undergraduate degree programme on consciousness studies since He is best known for his evolutionary—psychological theory of dreaming, the threat-simulation theory.

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