|Pages/Publication Date:||326 / 2012|
Consciousness is our gateway to experience, yet for centuries this mental entity has been impenetrable to science. Neuroscientist Daniel Bor argues that this faculty evolved as an accelerated knowledge gathering tool, making a constant search for patterns. From the discovery of fire to our passion for crossword puzzles, this search for structure can yield immense evolutionary benefits, but it can also make us vulnerable. Bor discusses the medical implications of his theory of consciousness, and what it means for the origins and treatment of psychiatric ailments—a perspective that opens up new avenues of treatment.
"Bor takes on the oldest, thorniest question in neuroscience—what is consciousness?—and delivers a masterly overview of everything scientists think they think right now."—Sam Kean