A neuronal network take on the global workspace theory of consciousness.

This is a great book because Dehaene manages to cram so much useful and interesting thinking into it. He rightly grounds much of his thinking in neuronal networks. This roots his theory in neuroscience, although he tackles a few philosophical questions along the way. He also rightly points out that the unconscious mind accounts for the great majority of what goes on in our brains. He believes that consciousness evolved for the purposes of reflection and planning. He also believes that language evolved after consciousness. Language of course is needed for anything but the very simplest reflection and planning. This means that consciousness evolved so that animals, many types of them, according to Dehaene, could reflect consciously in very simple ways.

Link to book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Consciousness-Brain-Deciphering-Codes-Thoughts/dp/0143126261/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=consciousness+and+the+brain&qid=1552478037&s=books&sr=1-1

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