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In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young childrena€™s expanding mental worlds. qAn articulate . . . neurologist . . . covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, youa€™ll appreciate [the booka€™s] buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. . . . Approachable and instructive.a€--William H. Calvin, New York Times Book Review qA grand tour of the terrain of consciousness, as viewed from neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives.a€--Colin Beer, Quarterly Review of Biology q[Zeman] is uniquely qualified to write this particular book, whose chief merit is that it provides a summary of the current state of play in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. . . . A very useful book.a€--John R. Searle, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewA Usera#39;s Guide Adam Zeman. Neurons - and their networks Neuronal numbers and types There are approximately 100, 000 million neurons in the human nervous system. ... At the other extreme of neuronal size, an a#39;interneurona#39; in the brain or spinal cord, a cell which engages only in short-range communication with itsanbsp;...

Author:Adam Zeman
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2004


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