Neurologist. Psychiatrist. Author
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Todd E. Feinburg

Neurologist. Psychiatrist. Author.

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Consciousness Demystified

The new book from By Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt

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Todd E. Feinberg

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

 

 
 2018

2018

Consciousness Demystified

By Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt

Demystifying consciousness: how subjective experience can be explained by natural brain and evolutionary processes.

Consciousness is often considered a mystery. How can the seemingly immaterial experience of consciousness be explained by the material neurons of the brain? There seems to be an unbridgeable gap between understanding the brain as an objectively observed biological organ and accounting for the subjective experiences that come from the brain (and life processes). In this book, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt attempt to demystify consciousness—to naturalize it, by explaining that the subjective, experiencing aspects of consciousness are created by natural brain processes that evolved in natural ways.

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From Scientific American, Observations:

Unlocking the "Mystery" of Consciousness

Explaining it requires neither supernatural intervention nor any new fundamental physics

By Todd E. FeinbergJon Mallatt on October 17, 2018