Consciousness: Social Perspectives, Psychological Approaches and Current Research

Lloyd Alvarado (Editor)

Series: Perspectives on Cognitive Psychology
BISAC: PSY008000

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Consciousness is a phenomenon that puzzled many thinkers of the past in disparate fields, including theology, literature, art and philosophy, and continues to be a hot topic of debate at present. However, in the last few decades, the change of paradigm brought by cognitive psychology and the emergence of new techniques, which allowed the in vivo study of the human brain, have made the investigation of consciousness a respectable field of scientific research. This book discusses social perspectives of consciousness, as well as provides current research on psychological approaches. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Origin of Spirit and Life
Preecha P. Yupapin (Kasem Bundit University, Bangkok, Thailand)

Chapter 2. Spirit Blueprint and Beyond
Preecha P. Yupapin (Kasem Bundit University, Bangkok, Thailand)

Chapter 3. Consciousness from Evolutionary and Systemic Perspective
Wacław Petryński (Katowice School of Economics, Katowice, Poland)

Chapter 4. Attention and Conscious Experience
Giorgio Marchetti (www.mind-consciousness-language.com research center, Pozzo d’Adda, Italy)

Chapter 5. Cognitive Phenomenology and the Computational Correlates of Consciousness
James A. Reggia (University of Maryland, Maryland, USA)

Chapter 6. Consciousness: Using Clinical Evidence to Link Consciousness with its Twin Perils of Psychosis and Violence
Bob Johnson (Consultant Psychiatrist, MRCPsych, MRCGP, PhD(med computing), MA(Psychol), Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, UK)

Chapter 7. Where is OS of the Brain?: Physical Consciousness Outside the Brain
Takashi Taneichi (Institute of Theoretical Physics attached to International Research Institute, Sonno-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba, Japan)

Chapter 8. Neuromodulation: What can it tell us about Disorder of Consciousness?
Rocco Salvatore Calabrò and Antonino Naro (IRCCS Centro Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulejo,” Messina, Italy)

Chapter 9. Consciousness and Meditation: Two Partially Overlapping Networks
Jordi Manuello, Andrea Nani, Franco Cauda (GCS fMRI, Koelliker Hospital and University of Turin, Turin, Italy, and others)

Chapter 10. Consciousness as Emergent Property of the Interaction between Cognitive Levels
Rita Pizzi (Department of Computer Science, University of Milan, Milan,Italy)

Chapter 11. Elementary Sensation Primacy Creating a First to Third Person Gap of Consciousness
Franz K. Jansen (F-126 chemin Fesquets, 34820 ASSAS, France)

Chapter 12. Rosenthal on Essentially Indexical Self-Reference
Javier Vidal (Department of Philosophy, University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile)

Chapter 13. General Anesthesia and Consciousness: The Actions of Anesthetics Drugs, and Features, Limits and New Perspectives in Depth of Anesthesia Monitoring
Marco Cascella (Division of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Endoscopy and Cardiology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS, Naples, Italy)

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