Sunday, May 18, 2008
Vernon, Mark. "Debunking the Neuromythology; Deepening the Mystery." PEOPLE AND LIFE BLOG May 17, 2008.
Tallis, Raymond. The Kingdom of Infinite Space: a Fantastical Journey around your Head. Atlantic, 2008. The brilliance of the book is not just that it is written with wit and clarity; and that Tallis has a deep understanding of both the science and the philosophy behind his subject. Rather, it is that even as he discusses the astonishing scientific advances in our understanding of our heads, he never loses sight of the fact that this knowledge does not begin to touch the big question of how we have consciousness - how we are not just aware, but are aware of being aware. That some scientists and their philosophical interpreters believe they may even be close to an explanation is what Tallis calls neuromythology. . . . Read the rest here: http://markvernon.com/friendshiponline/dotclear/index.php?2008/05/17/941-debunking-the-neuromythology-deepening-the-mystery-of-knowledge.