ConsciousnessBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.499 (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:499
- Sean A Spence, clinical senior lecturer in psychiatry (S.A.Spence@sheffield.ac.uk)
- University of Sheffield
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20, pp 320
ISBN 0 304 35600 X
If this book were a movie it would be a Hollywood blockbuster. It has fantastic production values, glossy pages, wide margins, some truly beautiful images, and a narrative approach to factual interpretation. It even features cameo appearances from leading contemporary theoreticians; their comments, comprising often-tinted pages, parachuted into the text at opportune moments.
Carter, a journalist, has amassed an impressive array of scientific detail, mainly describing the neuroanatomical basis of conscious awareness. …