Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness review: Complex and engaging

In this informative book, Patrick House explores interpretations of consciousness through the story of a teenager who laughed during brain surgery when a surgeon artificially stimulated her neural activity

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Is consciousness a narrative? A simulation? An accidental consequence of evolution?

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Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness
Patrick House (Wildfire)

TRANSLATION is a difficult task. Words mean different things to different people, not only between languages but within them. This is particularly true of difficult concepts in the arts and sciences: terms like altruism and love spur huge debates between people of all backgrounds.

Patrick House, a neuroscientist concerned with the mind, makes clear how far-reaching this issue is in his new book, Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness. The …

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