The Mediations of Consciousness


ISBN: 978-1-60785-259-9

edited by Alberto López Cuenca

Introduction: From the Brain to General Intellect: Commentary on the Mediations of Consciousness[edit]

There is an overwhelming amount of literature about the nature of consciousness and its riddles. Yet one must necessarily work through this literature if one is interested in the philosophical and scientific details of the related debates. However, this means that this short book can be neither an exhaustive introduction nor a developed stance on the issue of consciousness – the problem of the mind-body relationship, the reduction of mental states to brain states, or the attribution of consciousness to single individuals. Something of that kind can be found elsewhere.1 As far as these issues are concerned, this Living Book is more of a call to pay attention to the current ways in which some of the scientific discussions about consciousness are framed. (more...)

The Riddle of Consciousness[edit]

Max Velmans
How to Define Consciousness -- And How Not to Define Consciousness
Richard Robinson
Exploring the 'Global Workspace' of Consciousness
Erik Sorem
Searle, Materialism, and the Mind-Body Problem

Representing Consciousness[edit]

Amr A Guenedi, Ala'Alddin Al Hussaini, Yousif A Obeid, Samir Hussain, Faisal Al-Azri and Samir Al-Adawi
Investigation of the Cerebral Blood Flow of an Omani Man with Supposed ‘Spirit Possession’ Associated with an Altered Mental State: A Case Report
Arvid Lundervold
On Consciousness, Resting State fMRI, and Neurodynamics
Cornelis J. Stam & Jaap C. Reijneveld
Graph Theoretical Analysis of Complex Networks in the Brain

Extended Consciousness[edit]

Xialei Zhang
The Emergence of Consciousness in the Quantum Universe
Mondendra Grover
The Quantum Computing Conscious Universe and the Extended Deep Ecology Hypothesis: Implications for Medicine, Agriculture and Technology
Axel A. Randrup
Animal Mind as Approached by the Transpersonal: Notion of Collective Conscious Experience

Appendix: Varieties of Conscious Experience[edit]

David W. Hill
Reflections on Leaving Facebook


A 'Frozen' PDF Version of this Living Book[edit]

Download a 'frozen' PDF version of this book as it appeared on 7th October 2011