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Another Day in the Monkey's Brain$
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Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199734344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001

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Consciousness

Consciousness

Chapter:
(p.101) Twelve Consciousness
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Another Day in the Monkey's Brain
Author(s):

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0012

In this chapter, the author reflects on the complex nature of consciousness and the brain. He first considers Oliver Sacks's argument that consciousness is unlike anything science has studied before turning to his desire to know the mechanisms for mind and brain. He also asks whether science can measure the event of consciousness and concludes by suggesting that the individual's consciousness is not only in the realm of neuroscience, but also part of the complete landscape of knowledge—something he thinks might be beyond the reach of science.

Keywords:   consciousness, brain, Oliver Sacks, science, mind, neuroscience, knowledge

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