Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness
Is my experience real?
Or just a movie in my head?
You are your brain, neuroscientists tell us. Everything happens in there. Yet even the most sophisticated brain scan cannot tell us who we are. Nothing in our neurons remotely suggests the rich nature of our experience, the colours, sounds and smells that make up our lives.
When Tim Parks came across a radical new theory of consciousness, he set on a quest that moves through one sparkling encounter after another to arrive at the deepest of questions: what stuff exactly is consciousness made of? And where is it? Inside or out?
‘An exceptionally witty and compelling look at the nature of consciousness... Parks is a delight to read’ Iain McGilchrist
‘[It has] wit, humanity and insight... Parks is an entertaining companion throughout’ Mail on Sunday
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gmicksmith - LibraryThing
In philosophy one of the most difficult questions to ask and the answer is consciousness. Daniel Dennet has made strides in this area but here the author takes on the same general area but of course ... Read full review
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Not everyone's cuppa but I got a lot out of this book. Especially his dogged questioning. Read full review