The second edition of The Neurology of Consciousness is a comprehensive update of this ground-breaking work on human consciousness, the first book in this area to summarize the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered by the study of neurological patients. Since the publication of the first edition in 2009, new methodologies have made consciousness much more accessible scientifically, and, in particular, the study of disorders, disruptions, and disturbances of consciousness has added tremendously to our understanding of the biological basis of human consciousness. The publication of a new edition is both critical and timely for continued understanding of the field of consciousness.
In this critical and timely update, revised and new contributions by internationally renowned researchers—edited by the leaders in the field of consciousness research—provide a unique and comprehensive focus on human consciousness. The new edition of The Neurobiology of Consciousness will continue to be an indispensable resource for researchers and students working on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and related disorders, as well as for neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists contemplating consciousness as one of the philosophical, ethical, sociological, political, and religious questions of our time.
- New chapters on the neuroanatomical basis of consciousness and short-term memory, and expanded coverage of comas and neuroethics, including the ethics of brain death
- The first comprehensive, authoritative collection to describe disorders of consciousness and how they are used to study and understand the neural correlates of conscious perception in humans.
- Includes both revised and new chapters from the top international researchers in the field, including Christof Koch, Marcus Raichle, Nicholas Schiff, Joseph Fins, and Michael Gazzaniga
Table of Contents
Section 1: Basics 1. Neuroanatomical and basis of consciousness Hal Blumenfeld 2. Functional Neuroimaging and Electrophysiology Marcello Massimini and Olivia Gosseries 3. Consciousness and Synchronization Andreas Engel and Pascal Fries 4. Studying the Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness Geraint Rees 5. Consciousness and Attention Naotsugu Tsuchiya and Christof Koch
Section 2: Waking, Sleep, and Anesthesia 6. Intrinsic Brain Activity and Consciousness Athena Demertzi 7. Sleep and Dreaming Francesca Siclari and Giulio Tononi 8. Focal Brain Lesions and Disturbances of Consciousness Claudio L. Bassetti 9. General Anesthesia George Mashour
Section 3: Coma and Related Conditions 10. Coma and Vegetative State Adrian M. Owen, Steven Laureys and Nicholas Schiff 11. Minimally Conscious State Caroline Schnakers and Joseph Giacino 12. Locked-in Syndrome Steven Laureys 13. Dementia Pietro Pietrini, Eric Salmon and Paul Nichelli 14. Brain Computer Interfaces Andrea Kübler and Donatella Mattia 15. Neuroethics Joseph Fins
Section 4: Seizures, Splits, Neglects, and Assorted Disorders 16. Epileptic Loss of Consciousness Hal Blumenfeld 17. Split Brain Michael Gazzaniga and Michael Miller 18. Blindsight, Agnosia, Neglect and Capgras Lionel Naccache 19. Conversion Disorders Patrik Vuilleumier 20. Out of Body and Near Death Experiences Olaf Blanke 21. Memory Bradley R. Postle 22. Transient Global Amnesia Chris Butler and Adam Zeman 23. Aphasia and Consciousness Paolo Frigio Nichelli 24. Blindness and Consciousness Ron Kupers and Pietro Pietrini 25. Overview Steven Laureys, Giulio Tononi and Olivia Gosseries