The Resource In the theater of consciousness : the workspace of the mind, Bernard J. Baars

In the theater of consciousness : the workspace of the mind, Bernard J. Baars

Label
In the theater of consciousness : the workspace of the mind
Title
In the theater of consciousness
Title remainder
the workspace of the mind
Statement of responsibility
Bernard J. Baars
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Combining psychology with brain science, Baars brilliantly brings his subject to life with a metaphor that has been used to understand consciousness since the time of Plato and Aristotlethe mind as theater. Here consciousness is seen as a "stage" on which our sensations, perceptions, thoughts, and feelings play to a vast, silent audience (the immensely complicated inner-workings of the brain's unconscious processes). Behind the scenes, silent context operators shape conscious experience; they include implicit expectations, self systems, and scene setters. Using this framework, Baars presents compelling evidence that human consciousness rides on top of biologically ancient mechanisms. In humans it manifests itself in inner speech, imagery, perception, and voluntary control of thought and action. Topics like hypnosis, absorbed states of mind, adaptation to trauma, and the human propensity to project expectations on uncertainty, all fit into the expanded theater metaphor. As Baars explores our present understanding of the mind, he takes us to the top laboratories around the world, where we witness some of the field's most exciting breakthroughs and discoveries. And throughout the book, Baars has sprinkled numerous and often highly amusing on-the-spot demonstrations that illuminate the ideas under discussion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baars, Bernard J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.B227 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 K-398
  • BF 311
NLM item number
B111i 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Intellect
  • Human information processing
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Cognition
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Human information processing
  • Intellect
  • Bewustzijn
  • Cognitie
  • Inteligência
  • Cognição
  • Processos cognitivos
  • Conscience
  • Traitement de l'information (psychologie)
  • Cognition
Label
In the theater of consciousness : the workspace of the mind, Bernard J. Baars
Link
https://archive.org/details/intheaterofconsc00baar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Metaphor -- 1. Treating Consciousness as a Variable -- 2. The Theater Stage Has Limited Capacity but Creates Vast Access -- 3. Onstage: Sensations, Images, and Ideas -- 4. The Spotlight: Attention, Absorption, and the Construction of Reality -- 5. Behind the Scenes: The Contexts that Shape Our Experience -- 6. Volition: Conscious Control of Action -- 7. The Director: Self as the Unifying Context of Consciousness -- 8. What Is It Good For? The Functions of Consciousness -- 9. Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy -- Appendix. Make your Own Theory: A Summary of the Evidence
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780195102659
Lccn
96010379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
003134023
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34319776
  • (OCoLC)ocm34319776
Label
In the theater of consciousness : the workspace of the mind, Bernard J. Baars
Link
https://archive.org/details/intheaterofconsc00baar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Metaphor -- 1. Treating Consciousness as a Variable -- 2. The Theater Stage Has Limited Capacity but Creates Vast Access -- 3. Onstage: Sensations, Images, and Ideas -- 4. The Spotlight: Attention, Absorption, and the Construction of Reality -- 5. Behind the Scenes: The Contexts that Shape Our Experience -- 6. Volition: Conscious Control of Action -- 7. The Director: Self as the Unifying Context of Consciousness -- 8. What Is It Good For? The Functions of Consciousness -- 9. Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy -- Appendix. Make your Own Theory: A Summary of the Evidence
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780195102659
Lccn
96010379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
003134023
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34319776
  • (OCoLC)ocm34319776

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