A Day in the Life of the Brain: The Neuroscience of Consciousness from Dawn till Dusk
Love is an emotion; consciousness is a … what? We still don’t know.
Acclaimed neuroscientist Greenfield presents a new, profound and yet simple way to think about how the public becomes private: how each of us builds and experiences an entirely personal view of the world
How does a tangle of brain cells conjure up this rich experience of consciousness that occupies our every waking moment? Despite the remarkable progress that has been made in understanding the brain, consciousness still poses one of the greatest challenges to science.
From being awoken by an alarm to walking the dog, working in an open plan office to dreaming at night, in this ground-breaking book, world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield illuminates the mystery of consciousness as she traces a single day in the life of the brain. How do our minds change when we are young or old, or suffering from depression or dementia? She also introduces the tantalising notion that the answer to the enduring enigma of consciousness may be found in neuronal assemblies – a brain process that her lab at Oxford, along with others around the world, is investigating.