Introduction: The idea and context
This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about primordial emotions and the concept of consciousness. This book clarifies the definition of consciousness and self-awareness and examines the physiology of the primordial emotion of thirst and the interoceptor driven theory of origin of primary consciousness. It also evaluates the relevant works of several scientists including Gerald Edelman, John Searle, and Homer Smith.
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