The study of consciousness is recognized as one of the biggest remaining challenges to the scientific community. This book provides a. The study of consciousness is recognized as one of the biggest remaining challenges to the scientific community. This book provides a fascinating introduction. The philosophical foundations of consciousness science — The historical foundations of consciousness science — The conceptual foundations.
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He is best known for his Threat Simulation Theorywhich — in the tradition of evolutionary psychology — states that dreams serve the biological function of rehearsing possibly threatening situations in order to aid survival, and his advocacy of the dreaming brain as a model of consciousness.
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Revonsuo provides an integrative review of the major existing philosophical and empirical theories of consciousness and identifies the most promising areas for future developments in the field. Loss of Phenomenal Space — Akinetopsia: Anton rated it liked it Jun 10, Philosophical Review, 65, pp, A mass of evidence indicates that threat simulation is a function of dreaming, an evolved psychological adaptation selected for during the evolutionary history of our species.
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Antti Revonsuo is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind. Consciousness in Contemporary Science.
Retrieved from ” https: Evidence lies in the activation during REM sleep across regions that are necessary for the production of these emotionally charged experiences. Request removal from index. What is an altered state of consciousness ASC? Central Domains of Consciousness Science I.
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According to Revonsuo, the dreaming brain is particularly suitable model system for the study of consciousness because it generates a conscious experience while being isolated from both sensory input and motor output. Neuropsychological disorders of selfawareness Books by Antti Revonsuo. Consciousness covers all the main approaches to the modern scientific study of consciousness, and also gives the necessary historical, philosophical and conceptual background to the field.
The study of consciousness is recognized as one of the biggest remaining challenges to the scientific community. Are humans the only species with consciousness? He is best known for his evolutionary—psychological theory of dreaming, the threat-simulation theory.
Consciousness: The Science of Subjectivity
Account Options Sign in. Though their eyes were open, and the perceptual input was accessible, the subjects could not see the stimuli and did not report dreaming of it. He is best known for his evolutionary—psychological theory of dreaming, the threat-simulation theory. Theories of consciousness Science of Consciousness in Philosophy of Cognitive Science.
In support of the independence of consciousness from perception, Revonsuo cites Stephen LaBerge ‘s case study on a lucid dreamer performing previously agreed upon eye movements to signal to the experimenters that he had become conscious of the fact that he was dreaming. Lari rated it really liked it Feb 19, Paul rated it really liked it Jul 15, These populations lived in a “more or less constant post-traumatic state” and the dreaming brain constructed the threat-simulation technique as an evolutionary tool, resulting in improved threat-avoidance skills and, thus, a higher probability of survival.
Current scientific evidence and theory from the fields of neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging and the study of altered states of consciousness such as dreaming, hypnosis, meditation and out-of-body experiences is presented.
This textbook offers a readable and timely introduction to the science of consciousness for anyone interested in this compelling area, especially undergraduates studying psychology, philosophy, cognition, neuroscience and related fields.
His work focuses on altered states of consciousness in general and dreaming in particular. Sign in Create an account. Other editions – View all Consciousness: His work focu Antti Revonsuo is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind.
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