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A new book is published this week by Oxford University Press written by Associate Professor John Parrington. ‘Mind Shift’ draws on new scientific evidence to offer a substantive material explanation of self-conscious awareness in humans.

MindShift The book also provides major new insights into the biological and social roots of mental disorders, considers why human consciousness is unique compared to that of other species and poses important questions about how humanity can use new awareness about human consciousness to develop a truly sustainable civilisation.

Commenting on the new book, David Eagleman, neuroscientist at Stanford and NYT best-selling author of Livewired and The Runaway Species, stated: “What is it about the human brain that allowed it to take over every corner of the planet? And what does that have to do with language, culture, art, and consciousness? With a keen and insightful eye, Parrington dissects what we know about the mind and rebuilds it into a powerful framework.”

Details: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mind-shift-9780198801634?cc=gb&lang=en

 

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