New Horizons in the Neuroscience of Consciousness

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A fascinating cornucopia of new ideas, based on fundamentals of neurobiology, psychology, psychiatry and therapy, this book extends boundaries of current concepts of consciousness. Its eclectic mix will simulate and challenge not only neuroscientists and psychologists but entice others interested in exploring consciousness. Contributions from top researchers in consciousness and related fields project diverse ideas, focused mainly on conscious nonconscious interactions:
1. Paving the way for new research on basic scientific - physiological, pharmacological or neurochemical - mechanisms underpinning conscious experience (‘bottom up’ approach);
2. Providing directions on how psychological processes are involved in consciousness (‘top down’ approach);
3. Indicating how including consciousness could lead to new understanding of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, dementia, and addiction;
4. More provocatively, but still based on scientific evidence, exploring consciousness beyond conventional boundaries, indicating the potential for radical new thinking or ‘quantum leaps’ in neuroscientific theories of consciousness. (Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 79]  2010.  xxv, 330 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
ix–xii
Prologue
xiii–xxiv
Poem
xxv
Section I. Neuronal mechanisms
The slow cortical potential hypothesis on consciousness
Biyu J. He and Marcus E. Raichle
3–16
Distinct characteristics of conscious experience are met by large-scale neuronal synchronization
Lucia Melloni and Wolf Singer
17–28
Gamma oscillations and the cellular components of consciousness?
Fiona E.N. LeBeau
29–38
Dopamine modulation of decision making processes
Anthony A. Grace
39–52
Undercurrents of consciousness: The endocannabinoid system
Heather Ashton
53–64
Disconnecting consciousness: The neuroscience of general anaesthesia
Lucas Campos, Adrian Pichurko and George A. Mashour
65–72
Consciousness and neural time travel
Michael E. Hasselmo
73–80
Section II. Psychological processes
Consciousness and the relation between implicit and explicit memory
Signy Sheldon and Morris Moscovitch
83–90
Two varieties of unconscious processes
Stan Franklin and Bernard J. Baars
91–102
Operating characteristics and awareness
Colin W.G. Clifford, Justin A. Harris and Ehsan Arabzadeh
103–112
Noise in the brain, decision-making, determinism, free will, and consciousness
Edmund T. Rolls
113–120
Social consciousness
Kai Vogeley
121–128
Consciousness and language: A processing perspective
Michael Sharwood Smith and John Truscott
129–138
Cognitive illusions: From magic to science
Gustav Kuhn
139–148
Dreaming as a model system for consciousness research
Antti Revonsuo and Katja Valli
149–154
Lucid dreaming and the bimodality of consciousness
Allan Hobson and Ursula Voss
155–166
Section III. Psychopathologies and therapies
Why depression feels bad
Mark Solms and Jaak Panksepp
169–178
Dementia and the boundary between conscious and nonconscious awareness
Daniel Collerton
179–186
Consciousness as the spin-off and schizophrenia as the price of language
Timothy J. Crow
187–200
Consciousness and psychosis associated with schizophrenia: The role of Cornu Ammonis Region 3
Ralf-Peter Behrendt
201–214
The visual unconscious: Perspectives from the Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Dominic H. ffytche
215–226
Believing is hearing is believing: The reciprocal nature of consciousness
William Sedley
227–238
Dreaming as a physiological psychosis: Connecting states of consciousness
Armando D'Agostino, Ivan Limosani and Silvio Scarone
239–248
Conscious awareness versus optimistic beliefs in recreational Ecstasy/MDMA users
Andrew Parrott
249–258
Conscious and unconscious placebo responses: How the ritual of the therapeutic act changes the patient’s brain
Fabrizio Benedetti
259–268
Section IV. Expanding boundaries
The paradoxes of creativity
Ashish Ranpura and Mark F. Lythgoe
271–280
Potential contributions of research on meditation to the neuroscience of consciousness
Antoine Lutz
281–288
Self-induced altered states of consciousness
Bangalore N. Gangadhar and Naren P. Rao
289–300
Beyond the boundaries of the brain
Dean Radin
301–308
Plants of the gods and shamanic journeys
Elaine K. Perry and Valerie Laws
309–324
Index
325–330
“A fascinating cornucopia of new ideas, based on fundamentals of neurobiology, psychology, psychiatry and therapy, this book extends boundaries of current concepts of consciousness. Its eclectic mix will stimulate and challenge not only neuroscientists and psychologists but entice others interested in exploring consciousness.”
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Subjects

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Psychology

Neuropsychology
BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: PSY039000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
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