Stairway to the Mind

The Controversial New Science of Consciousness

  • Authors
  • Alwyn Scott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 1-5
  3. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 27-41
  4. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 43-54
  5. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 55-74
  6. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 75-103
  7. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 105-143
  8. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 145-157
  9. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 159-177
  10. Alwyn Scott
    Pages 179-187
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 189-229

About this book


Stairway to the Mind explores one of the most exciting and controversial areas of modern science: consciousness and the nature of the mind. The book proposes that consciousness emerges from hierarchical layers of mental reality, in the same way that life emerges from layers of biological reality. The book is aimed at general readers with an interest in the mind and neuroscience, as well as a wide range of scientists whose work is related to the rapidly-growing field of neuroscience and consciousness research.


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