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The Limits of Consciousness - A Conversation with Martin Monti
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The Limits of Consciousness - A Conversation with Martin Monti
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ISBN-13: 9781771700764
This book is based on an in-depth conversation between Howard Burton and Martin Monti, Associate Professor in Psychology and Neurosurgery, Brain Injury Research Centre, UCLA. This extensive conversation examines Martin Monti’s innovative work with patients who are in a vegetative state or minimally conscious state which has led to some surprising results that might well prove to be integral to our development of a deeper understanding of consciousness.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Collective Unconscious, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. Dualism and Science Journalism - Changing hearts and brains

II. Inside The Other - A constant concern

III. The Vegetative State - Evolving understanding

IV. Probing Vegetative States - Some experimental details

V. Beyond Reflex - A thin line

VI. Assessing Consciousness - Unlikely tennis players

VII. Extracting Information - Two types of controls

VIII. Quantifying Consciousness- Towards more rigorous models

IX. Interdisciplinary Interlude - Mathematics, cognitive science and other issues

X. Language and Thought - The Whorfian

Hypothesis and Italian football

XI. Structural Similarities? - Comparing language, mathematics and music

XII. What Makes Us Human - In search of distinction

About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

Presented in an accessible, conversational format, Ideas Roadshow books not only explore frontline academic research featuring world-leading researchers but also reveal the inspirations and personal journeys behind the research.
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