Is consciousness merely an illusion, a by-product of our brain's workings, or is it, as the latest physics may suggest, the basis for all reality? Your perception of the world around you, your consciousness, should be the one thing you could talk about with absolute confidence. But nothing about consciousness is clear-cut and understanding it is perhaps the hardest problem facing modern science. But some extraordinary insights gathered by the latest research suggest that the answers are within our grasp. Building on the success of her bestselling book MAPPING THE MIND, Rita Carter gathers these insights together to throw new light on consciousness, its nature, its origins and its purpose.
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CONSCIOUSNESS by Rita Carter SRA successful launch party was held on June 13th at the Royal Institution, London and Rita spoke at the ICA Cafe Scientifique on 11 June. Rita spoke to a full house at the Ways With Words Festival andis speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. An article by Rita was published in The Independent and features have appeared in Night And Day - Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail. A front page news piece based on the book appeared in The Telegraph with the article followed up in The Daily Mail the next day. An article is due to appear in FT Weekend. Rita has appeared on BBC Breakfast News ,The Gary Robertson Show - BBC Radio Scotland, Johnny Walker Show -BBC 2, Nicky Campbell - BBC Radio 5 Live, and BBC Radio Oxford further interviews are lined up with One Word Radio, and BBC Radio Cambridge. An excellend review appeared in the Guardian with further reviews secured in Daily Mail, New Scientist, Nature, New Statesman, BMJ, Oxford Times and Focus Magazine. "An excellent introduction for those who want to glimpse the state of play. Thebook is glossy, richly illustrated and enthusiastic - a welcoming text for a
About Rita Carter
Rita Carter is a full-time medical writer contributing to, among others, THE INDEPENDENT, NEW SCIENTIST, DAILY MAIL and TELEGRAPH. She was twice awarded the Medical Journalists' Association prize for outstanding contribution to medical journalism. Rita Carter was born in the UK and currently resides in Oxford.
Table of Contents
Introduction A Stream of Illusion What is Consciousness? Steam Whistles and Zombies Creating the Self Altered States Fractured Worlds Raising Consciousness Beyond the Brain
Consciousness by Rita Carter
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