Out of My Head

Out of My Head On the Trail of Consciousness

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Synopsis

Is my experience real?

Or just a movie in my head?

Am I no more than a super computer?


You are your brain, neuroscientists tell us. Everything happens in there. Yet even the most sophisticated brain scan cannot tell us who we are. Nothing in our neurons remotely suggests the rich nature of our experience, the colours, sounds and smells that make up our lives.

When Tim Parks came across a radical new theory of consciousness, he set on a quest that moves through one sparkling encounter after another to arrive at the deepest of questions: what stuff exactly is consciousness made of? And where is it? Inside or out?

'An exceptionally witty and compelling look at the nature of consciousness… Parks is a delight to read' Iain McGilchrist

'[It has] wit, humanity and insight… Parks is an entertaining companion throughout' Mail on Sunday

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784705985
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 153
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 258g
Height: 199mm
Width: 123mm
Spine width: 21mm