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World in My Mind, My Mind in the World: Key Mechanisms of Consciousness in People, Animals and Machines (Hardcover)

Igor Aleksander

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Hardcover. Intelligence for a general audience. Never one to dodge the big questions, Igor Aleksander tackles them head on in this latest book: Is there a ?real world? or is our awareness of one an i.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 200 pages. 0.404. Bookseller Inventory # 9781845400217

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Not consciousness, but knowledge of consciousness: that is what this book communicates in a fascinating way. Consciousness is the thread that links the disappearing gorilla with the octopus suffering from a stomach ache, and the person under anaesthetic with a new born baby. How these are different, yet illustrative, of consciousness is revealed in this accessible book by one of the world's leading thinkers and neural computing engineers. Igor Aleksander addresses this enigmatic topic, by making us understand the difference between what happens to us when thinking consciously and when sort of thinking when dreaming or when not conscious at all, as when sleeping, anaesthetised or knocked out by a blow on the head. The book also tackles the larger topics of free will, choice, God, Freud (what is 'the unconscious’?), inherited traits and individuality, while exploding the myths and misinformation of many earlier mind-hijackers. He shares the journey towards building a new model of consciousness, with an invitation to understand 5 axioms or basic ideas, which we easily recognise in ourselves.

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Igor Aleksander is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College, London. Well established as a skilled and provocative communicator, he addresses both the general reader and the consciousness studies specialist.

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