Chapter 11. The Tasks of Consciousness: How Could the Brain Do Them?

  1. G. E. W. Wolstenholme and
  2. Maeve O'Connor
  1. Colwyn Trevarthen

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720523.ch11

Ciba Foundation Symposium 69 - Brain and Mind

Ciba Foundation Symposium 69 - Brain and Mind

How to Cite

Trevarthen, C. (1979) The Tasks of Consciousness: How Could the Brain Do Them?, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 69 - Brain and Mind (eds G. E. W. Wolstenholme and M. O'Connor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720523.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1979

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780444900951

Online ISBN: 9780470720523

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Keywords:

  • consciousness;
  • brain;
  • mental operations;
  • experimental psychology;
  • neurophysiology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Limits in the Scientific Study of the Mechanisms of Consciousness

  • Three Inseparable Aspects of Consciousness

  • Images For Movement in Consciousness

  • Fitness of The World For Consciousness

  • Modes of Consciousness to be Seen in Behaviour

  • Correlations Between the Forms of Embryo Brains and Behaviour

  • Consciousness of Split-Brain Subjects

  • Brain Systems of Discrimination and Their Growth

  • Consciousness in Infancy

  • Epilogue: Consciousness and the Cultural Habitat

  • References