What exactly is consciousness? An exciting quest from neurobiology to parapsychology

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What is consciousness? According to most neuroescientists, it's just a brain process. But after an intense period in his personal life, cognitive neuroscientist Jacob Jolij no longer believes in this view. He is convinced that mind is more than what the brain does. But then what?

In "What exactly is consciousness?", Jolij opens all doors to what consciousness could be. His quest takes the reader from neurobiology to physics, quantum mechanics, philosophy and even parapsychology. Is consciousness a product of your brain, and are your thoughts controlled by the biological machine in your head? Or should we rather look for consciousness outside the brain, perhaps as a separate dimension of the universe?
Translated title of the contributionWhat exactly is consciousness?: An exciting quest from neurobiology to parapsychology
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherNieuw Amsterdam
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9789046827390
ISBN (Print)9789046827383
Publication statusPublished - 1-Sep-2020


  • Consciousness
  • Quantum physics
  • Philosophy
  • Parapsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology

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