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In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Bernard J. Baars


The study of conscious experience has seen remarkable strides in the last ten years, reflecting important technological breakthroughs and the enormous efforts of researchers. Although still embroiled in debate, scientists are now beginning to find common ground in their understanding of consciousness, which may pave the way for a unified explanation of how and why we experience and understand the world around us. This book brings the subject to life with a metaphor that has been used to understand consciousness since the time of Aristotle—the mind as theater. Here consciousness is seen as a “s ... More

Keywords: sensations, perceptions, thoughts, feelings, inner-workings, unconscious processes, implicit expectations, self systems, scene setters, hypnosis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195102659
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard J. Baars, author
University of California, Berkeley