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Evolution of Consciousness : Implications for Mental Health and Quality of Life (Hardcover) (Bju00f8rn

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This book gives the reader an understanding of what consciousness is about, and of how to affect conscious experiences by making them more pleasant. It studies the question of why we have consciousness rather than the question of what creates consciousness, and expands on a new theory that describes the evolutionary trajectory leading to conscious life forms. It proposes a model that sheds light not only on what consciousness is about, but also on how to deal with this, most important, aspect of the human brain. It examines the issue of happiness, building on the premise that it is possible to modulate, or ‘train’, properties of the brain, and therefore it is possible to strengthen the capacity for positive feelings and reduce the sway of negative feelings. It links the topic of happiness to biology and mental health, but also to areas in philosophy and the social sciences.
Genre: Psychology, Science, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Bju00f8rn Grinde
Language: English
Street Date: October 29, 2016
TCIN: 51552374
UPC: 9783319436838
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-9366

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