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Baars, Banks, and Newman have assembled the most important scientific work on consciousness of the last few decades, from modern classics to ground-breaking research. There is hardly a pivotal work or central topic not represented in this comprehensive volume. Nobody now working on consciousness will want to be without this splendid collection, both for the work it contains and the balanced, thoughtful overview it affords.(David M. Rosenthal, Philosophy and Cognitive Science, City University of New York, Graduate Center)
This is a stunning collection of both foundational and cutting-edge works on the nature and functions of consciousness. The editors have provided an invaluable service by pulling together an enormous range of material allowing readers to appreciate in depth the many facets of this fascinating phenomenon. After the publication of this book no one ever again can reasonably question whether consciousness is an appropriate topic for scientific research.(S. M. Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, Harvard University)
This book does not simply serve as an invaluable resource for researchers in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, emotion, personality psychology, motivation, perception, social psychology, and related fields -- it also defines the new field of social neuroscience in the most effective way, by example. No library should be without this superb collection.(Stephen M. Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, Harvard University)
Bernard J. Baars is Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego.
William P. Banks is Professor of Psychology at Pomona College and editor-in-chief of the journal Consciousness and Cognition.
The late James B. Newman was a member of the Department of Psychology at the Colorado Neurological Institute.