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Title The Evolution of Consciousness
Author Bjørn Grinde
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-09-27
Category Psychology
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9783319436852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book gives the reader an understanding of what consciousness is about, and of how to make conscious experiences more pleasant. It expands on a new theory that describes the evolutionary trajectory leading to conscious life forms. In short, the evidence suggests that consciousness first evolved some 300 million years ago as a consequence of the introduction of feelings. Feelings offer a strategy for making behavioural decisions. Besides playing a crucial role in the evolution of the human mind, they are a key factor in regard to mental health and quality of life. Fortunately, the human brain is plastic. By exploiting available options for modulating the mind, it is therefore possible to impact on what sort of experiences the brain serves. More specifically, you can strengthen the capacity for positive feelings and reduce the sway of negative feelings. The text covers biological, neurological, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the mind.

Evolution Of Consciousness by Robert Ornstein

Title Evolution of Consciousness
Author Robert Ornstein
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1992-11-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 305
ISBN 9780671792244
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A summation of research on the structure and function of the brain presents new ideas on how the human mind evolved in adaptation to a world that no longer exists

Title The Evolution of Consciousness
Author Rudolf Steiner
Publisher Rudolf Steiner Press
Release Date 2013-05-14
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781855843158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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According to the initiate-research of Rudolf Steiner, humanity is in a continual process of transformation and evolution. Modern-day consciousness, based as it is on sense perception and abstract logic, differs considerably from the consciousness of ancient humanity. At that time, says Steiner, the human being was seen to be a microcosm, a concentration of the laws and activities of the cosmos. The loss of such knowledge today has led to the existential quest for meaning, and even the cul-de-sac of atheism. In these comprehensive lectures, delivered to an English audience, Rudolf Steiner indicates how it is possible for people to rediscover their connection to the cosmos. He describes how one develops higher faculties of consciousness - what he calls Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition - and gives a vivid description of life after death and the individual's progress through the planetary spheres. It is in these spheres, he explains, where tasks and goals for future incarnations are prepared in cooperation with the spiritual beings of the heavenly hierarchies. The lectures culminate in a call for mankind to take its own destiny in hand through conscious and free development of spiritual capacities. The edition of this fundamental work features a revised translation as well as previously-unavailable addresses and question-and-answer sessions.

The Evolution Of Consciousness by Euan M. Macphail

Title The Evolution of Consciousness
Author Euan M. Macphail
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1998
Category Medical
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0198503253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Accessible to psychology students, philosophy students and non-specialists, this book will appeal particularly to readers with an interest in consciousness in animals. It draws implications for the nature of mind from contemporary evidence.

Title On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation Conscious Imagination and Consciousness of Self
Author Robert G Kunzendorf
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-12-05
Category Psychology
Total Pages 138
ISBN 9781351864084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Philosophical 'thought experiments' invoking inverted spectra, zombies, et cetera suggest that conscious sensations have no function, and psychological studies finding no correlation between vivid visual imaging and visual problem solving suggest that conscious images have no function. Furthermore, both philosophical and psychological theories suggest that self-consciousness has no function. Countering such suggestions, the post-Darwinian double-aspect theory which Professor Robert Kunzendorf's introduces in the first chapter of his monograph On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation, Conscious Imagination, and Consciousness of Self points to evolutionary functions of certain sensations, youngling vivid images, and self-consciousness. Kunzendorf's second chapter presents evidence that the most primitive sensation-pain, the subjective aspect of free nerve endings or nociceptors-has a survival-promoting function. But as the pressure nociceptor mutates into a touch receptor, the heat nociceptor into temperature receptor, and the chemical nociceptor into a taste receptor, the painful qualia of these nociceptors evolve respectively into touch sensation, temperature sensation, or taste sensation-painless sensations that add no survival benefit to their receptor's physical aspect. Building on evidence that retinal receptors embodying visual qualia evolved from primitive eyespots responsive to injurious 'heat at a distance' or painful light, the third chapter presents evidence that visually imagined sensations are the subjective qualities of retinal receptors that are corticofugally innervated in warm-blooded animals-for the developmental purpose of testing cortically hypothesized sensory-motor rules that have greater survival value than cold-blooded stimulus-response associations. The fourth and final chapter focuses on self-conscious reality-testing and on visuo-spatial self-conceptualization, and presents evidence that such manifestations of self-awareness evolve only in those warm-blooded animals whose rule-developing youth lasts two years or longer-that is, those mammals and birds whose survival during the imaginal testing of rules is subjected to prolonged risk if self-consciousness that one is imaging sensations (rather than perceiving sensations) is absent.

Title Evolution of Consciousness
Author Kishor Gandhi
Publisher International Religious Foundation, Incorporated
Release Date 1986
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 260
ISBN PSU:000022543028
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Evolution And Consciousness by Michael M. DelMonte

Title Evolution and Consciousness
Author Michael M. DelMonte
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2019-09-02
Category Psychology
Total Pages 172
ISBN 9789004408753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the emerging concept of the evolution of consciousness. It presents an overarching model that moves us to a new level of meaning and understanding of our place in the world.

Title The Ancient Origins of Consciousness
Author Todd E. Feinberg
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-09
Category Brain
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9780262534604
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"How is consciousness created? When did it first appear on Earth, and how did it evolve? What constitutes consciousness, and which animals can be said to be sentient? In [this book], Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt draw on recent scientific findings to answer these questions--and to tackle the most fundamental question about the nature of consciousness: How does the material brain create subjective experience? The authors argue that consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed, evolving simultaneously but independently in the first vertebrates and possibly arthropods more than half a billion years ago. Combining evolutionary, neurobiological, and philosophical approaches allows Feinberg and Mallatt to offer an original solution to the "hard problem" of consciousness"--Back cover.

A History Of The Mind by Nicholas Humphrey

Title A History of the Mind
Author Nicholas Humphrey
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 1999-06-18
Category Medical
Total Pages 238
ISBN 0387987193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this lively and engaging book, the distinguished psychologist Nicholas Humphrey takes the reader on an exhilarating journey spanning millions of years -- in the search for clues to how human consciousness evolved. In A History of the Mind Humphrey proposes a radical new solution to the so-called "hard problem" that has baffled generations of philosophers and scientists -- how does the water of the brain yield the wine of conscious experience? Raw sensations are central to all conscious states, he argues, and he shows ingeniously how our physical and emotional self-awareness may have developed out of our primitive ancestors' bodily responses of pain and pleasure.

A Mind So Rare by Merlin Donald

Title A Mind So Rare
Author Merlin Donald
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2002
Category Medical
Total Pages 371
ISBN 0393323196
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presenting the cultural and neuronal forces that power our distinctively human modes of awareness, the author proposes that the human mind is a hybrid product of interweaving a super-complex form of matter (the brain) with an invisible symbolic web (culture) to form a cognitive network. Reprint. 11,500 first printing.

Title Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness Volume 1 Astrology Fundamentals
Author Maurice Fernandez
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009-05-01
Category
Total Pages 444
ISBN 0615296548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For novice students as well as experienced astrologers seeking a holistic look at the foundations, this accessible and fascinating study is filled with down-to-earth examples and carefully considered explanations of the profound spiritual elements behind various astrological concepts.

Title The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul
Author Simona Ginsburg
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2019-03-12
Category Psychology
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780262039307
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new theory about the origins of consciousness that finds learning to be the driving force in the evolutionary transition to basic consciousness. What marked the evolutionary transition from organisms that lacked consciousness to those with consciousness—to minimal subjective experiencing, or, as Aristotle described it, “the sensitive soul”? In this book, Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka propose a new theory about the origin of consciousness that finds learning to be the driving force in the transition to basic consciousness. Using a methodology similar to that used by scientists when they identified the transition from non-life to life, Ginsburg and Jablonka suggest a set of criteria, identify a marker for the transition to minimal consciousness, and explore the far-reaching biological, psychological, and philosophical implications. After presenting the historical, neurobiological, and philosophical foundations of their analysis, Ginsburg and Jablonka propose that the evolutionary marker of basic or minimal consciousness is a complex form of associative learning, which they term unlimited associative learning (UAL). UAL enables an organism to ascribe motivational value to a novel, compound, non-reflex-inducing stimulus or action, and use it as the basis for future learning. Associative learning, Ginsburg and Jablonka argue, drove the Cambrian explosion and its massive diversification of organisms. Finally, Ginsburg and Jablonka propose symbolic language as a similar type of marker for the evolutionary transition to human rationality—to Aristotle's “rational soul.”

Title How Humanity Came Into Being
Author M. G. Lockley
Publisher Floris Books
Release Date 2010
Category Psychology
Total Pages 358
ISBN 0863157327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating journey through our anthropological history which points towards an emerging collective awakening for the human race.

Changes Of Mind by Jenny Wade

Title Changes of Mind
Author Jenny Wade
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1996-01-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 341
ISBN 0791428494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An original theory of the development of consciousness that brings together research from neurology, new-paradigm studies, psychology, and mysticism.

Consciousness Transitions by Hans Liljenström

Title Consciousness Transitions
Author Hans Liljenström
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2011-10-13
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 348
ISBN 0080554636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was not long ago when the consciousness was not considered a problem for science. However, this has now changed and the problem of consciousness is considered the greatest challenge to science. In the last decade, a great number of books and articles have been published in the field, but very few have focused on the how consciousness evolves and develops, and what characterizes the transitions between different conscious states, in animals and humans. This book addresses these questions. Renowned researchers from different fields of science (including neurobiology, evolutionary biology, ethology, cognitive science, computational neuroscience and philosophy) contribute with their results and theories in this book, making it a unique collection of the state-of-the-art of this young field of consciousness studies. First book on the topic Focus on different levels of consciousness, including: Evolutionary, developmental, and functional Highly interdisciplinary

Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Maurice Bucke

Title Cosmic Consciousness
Author Richard Maurice Bucke
Publisher Book Tree
Release Date 2006-11
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781585092802
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book has long been known as a classic in the study of human consciousness, having been praised by such luminaries as P. D. Ouspensky and the psychologist William James. The author puts forth and supports the idea that human consciousness is evolving and that we, as human-kind, are moving toward a much more enlightened state. People who have experienced such states and who have appeared at certain times to move humanity forward are covered in the book including such figures as Jesus, Mohammed, Francis Bacon, Socrates, Spinoza, Emerson, Thoreau and many more. Bucke also writes from first-hand experience, having had his consciousness briefly awakened at age 35. According to the author the evidence is clear-all people at some time in the future will have far more wisdom and intelligence than we do today.

Evolution Of Consciousness by Vincent Frank Bedogne

Title Evolution of Consciousness
Author Vincent Frank Bedogne
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2008-07-20
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9781556359248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the alpha to the omega, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin offers an evolution-of-consciousness paradigm of the universe and a triumphant vision of humankind and its future. Guided by a creative process that motivated Teilhard, Vincent Frank Bedogne aims to unite matter with consciousness, science with spirituality. He looks beyond Darwin and the big bang; beyond traditional ideas of God, religion, and the human role in existence. As he does, we realize that the universe is crossing the most profound threshold in its evolution since the dawn of reflective thought a thousand lifetimes ago; and, like the threshold to reflection, this blossom of transcendence is unfolding within us. The book philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin would have written had he lived another fifty years.

Title How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN
Author John C. Eccles
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9783642492242
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology.

Title Chimeras and Consciousness
Author Lynn Margulis
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2011
Category Medical
Total Pages 321
ISBN 9780262015394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Scientists elucidate the astounding collective sensory capacity of Earth and its evolution through time.

Consciousness Evolving by James H. Fetzer

Title Consciousness Evolving
Author James H. Fetzer
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 251
ISBN 9027251541
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of stimulating studies on the past, the present, and the future of consciousness, Consciousness Evolving contributes to understanding some of the most important conceptual problems of our time. The advent of the modern synthesis together with the human genome project affords a platform for considering what it is that makes humans distinctive. Beginning with an essay that accents the nature of the problem within a behavioristic framework and concluding with reflections on the prospects for a form of immortality through serial cloning, the chapters are divided into three sections, which concern how and why consciousness may have evolved, special capacities involving language, creativity, and mentality as candidates for evolved adaptations, and the prospects for artificial evolution though the design of robots with specific forms of consciousness and mind. This volume should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand the human species, including its distinctive properties and its place in nature. (Series A)