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Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Lawrence Weiskrantz

Abstract

The phenomenon of ‘consciousness’ is intrinsically related to one’s awareness of one’s self, of time, and of the physical world. What, then, can be learned about consciousness from people who have suffered brain damage, such as amnesia, which affects their awareness? The author of this book is a neuropsychologist who has worked with such patients over a period of thirty years. This book begins with a review of some of the conditions in which brain-damaged patients can be said to have lost awareness of a retained capacity, followed by a discussion of some of the general issues that are pertinen ... More

Keywords: consciousness, brain damage, amnesia, neuropsychology, brain-damaged patients, awareness, neuropsychological analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524588
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Weiskrantz, author
University of Oxford