Consciousness - solving the mystery!

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Consciousness
1.  Consciousness by Rita Carter
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  "The best all round guide - I wish I'd found it much earlier.  'Exploring Consciousness' is the American version of the same book."
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A Universe Of Consciousness How Matter B
2.  A Universe Of Consciousness How Matter B by Edelman
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  "Not the easiest read, but well worth the effort.  This guy nearly has it cracked."
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Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality
3.  Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality by Rita Carter
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  "Follows on beautifully from Edelman's ideas."
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Mapping The Mind
4.  Mapping The Mind by Rita Carter
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  "You need to understand the brain to understand how consciousness builds.  This book is the perfect guide."
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Biological Psychology (Ise)
5.  Biological Psychology (Ise) by James W. Kalat
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  "Fantastically readable textbook with all the info you need on the subject."
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The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Philosophy of Mind)
6.  The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Philosophy of Mind) by David J. Chalmers
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  "If you like reading inpenetrable philosophy, you'll love it.  If you prefer science, download his 'Puzzle of Conscious Experience'' article instead.  It's the same without the waffle."
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Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science)
7.  Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science) by Daniel C. Dennett
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  "No study of consciousness is complete without this classic.  By the end he almost convinces you that there is no puzzle to solve.  Didn't fool me, though!"
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Conversations on Consciousness: Interviews with Twenty Minds
8.  Conversations on Consciousness: Interviews with Twenty Minds by Susan Blackmore
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  "This was the first book I read on the subject.  You get a taste of what twenty researchers think.  Still wish I'd read Rita Carter's book first though..."
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The Philosophy Files
9.  The Philosophy Files by Stephen Law
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  "Everyone should read this one.  For scientists, it will let you understand the philosophical side, for philosophers, it will teach you how philosophy *should* be written."
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From Cells to Consciousness
10.  From Cells to Consciousness by Open University Course Team
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  "Open University science textbook."
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Signals and Perception: The Fundamentals of Human Sensation
11.  Signals and Perception: The Fundamentals of Human Sensation by Dr David Roberts
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  "Open University science textbook"
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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics
12.  The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose
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  "This is the book that sparked my interest in solving the mystery of consciousness.  Physics just didn't have the answer when this was written."
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Consciousness
13.  Consciousness by Keith Frankish
The list author says:
  "It's philosophy, but not as you know it.  It's readable!!!  It's still obsessed with pigeon-holing philosophers instead of solving mysteries, but at least I can read it without losing my marbles..."
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God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
14.  God's Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams
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  "Light hearted thought experiment, with some remarkable parallels to my own conclusions!  Available from the author's site as a free download."
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The Astonishing Hypothesis : The Scientific Search for the Soul
15.  The Astonishing Hypothesis : The Scientific Search for the Soul by CRICK FRANCIS
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  "Many people now accept Crick's hypothesis, but this book is still essential reading. This guy cracked the code of life and his contribution to solving this mystery is also vital."
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Wider Than the Sky: A Revolutionary View of Consciousness (Penguin Press Science)
16.  Wider Than the Sky: A Revolutionary View of Consciousness (Penguin Press Science) by Gerald M. Edelman
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  "An easier read than his earlier book!"
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RELATIVITY+ : The Theory of Everything
17.  RELATIVITY+ : The Theory of Everything by John Duffield
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  "Not *quite* everything, he forgot to include consciousness, but this book provides the breakthrough vision of physics that gives us the clue to the missing part of the puzzle - its on page 42!"
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