This edition of
Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.
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Consciousness: Scientific American Mind (Abridged)
Too light. Interesting but... needs to be brought up to date. I look forward to seeing more from Scientific American.
For those who want to understand
I disagree with some of the other reviews here. This is not written for scientists, but for lay people. But not for people who aren't interested in anything. You have to pay attention. The subjects are not particularly complicated and the writing is clear, not jargon-laden.
It's an excellent value. I listened to it while using a treadmill or walking or going about mundane business. Good explanations of how our minds work, both individually and collectively.
Consciousness - Scientific American
The issues are interesting but they are not given enough technical depth to really understand the basis of why they are interesting. Mere description can only be an introduction to tempt our interest. Then the bases must be laid down.
Consciousness itself is asssumed and the issues then based on this assumption. This assumption should be the core of the articles.