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Consciousness: Creeping Up on the Hard Problem

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How does conscious experience arise out of the functioning of the human brain? How is it related to the behaviour that it accompanies? How does the perceived world relate to the real world? Between them, these three questions constitute what is commonly known as the Hard Problem of consciousness. Despite vast knowledge of the relationship between brain and behaviour, and ...more
Hardcover, 339 pages
Published August 26th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Brandon
Aug 13, 2013 Brandon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Psychologists, Philosophers, Neuroscientists
First of all, I am a recent psychology graduate who specialized in personality psychology and biological psychology/neuropsychology. Jeffrey Gray was a prominent figure in both of those fields, and his reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality is influential to me. Be that as it is, I came to this book with the expectation that it would be excellent.

My expectations were not let down. Despite having been published in 2004, and subsequently probably written after the publication of the secon
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Aug 23, 2009 Celso Luiz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Celso by: The Editor
This is a book written by a scientist and philosopher that studied the problem of consciousness along more than 40 years. He centres the approach on the relashionship between brain and behaviour, and the "mistery" of the conscious experience. In the book, he gives his impressions about the problem evolution across times and conducts the reader to an increasing perception of the concepts, linking neuroscience, biology, evolution theory, ethology etc. The most effective thesis, among others, are: ...more
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