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The New Science of Consciousness: Exploring the Complexity of Brain, Mind, and Self

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This book explains in layperson's terms a new approach to studying consciousness based on a partnership between neuroscientists and complexity scientists. The author, a physicist turned neuroscientist, outlines essential features of this partnership. The new science goes well beyond traditional cognitive science and simple neural networks, which are often the focus in arti ...more
ebook, 374 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Prometheus Books
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Huong Ho
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is a beautiful book. Written with wonderful insight.
Apoorv Mathur
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
A bit convoluted and recursive - not unlike the topic.

https://medium.com/@corlettnovis_8247...
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Yates Buckley
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: essential, technical
The book is far from perfect but is great:
- grandly dismisses many philosophical problems
- has opinionated and belittling attitude toward some competing views of consciousness
- badly written, unclear sentences, simple language
- example metaphors and personal stories that are not really interesting

But... on the other hand this is now one of my preferred texts in the popularisation of Consciousness Science, because:
- the author leaves the door open for alternatives and takes a non dogmatic tone
- c
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Lane Admiraal
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great ending. Love his end concept.
Ave Mets
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Often the analogues and metaphors are not helpful for me, they only fill space and blur the point.
Stephen Cranney
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A little (okay, a lot) technical for us amateurs.
Andrew
Dec 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Surprisingly bereft of information or elucidation on the subject it it purports to cover.
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