Chapter 1. A Brief History of the Scientific Approach to the Study of Consciousness

  1. Max Velmans and
  2. Susan Schneider
  1. Chris Frith and
  2. Geraint Rees

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch2

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

How to Cite

Frith, C. and Rees, G. (2007) A Brief History of the Scientific Approach to the Study of Consciousness, in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (eds M. Velmans and S. Schneider), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120197

Online ISBN: 9780470751466

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Keywords:

  • approach;
  • consciousness;
  • descartes;
  • science;
  • psychology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Origin of Consciousness Studies: René Descartes

  • After Descartes

  • The Scientific Study of the Mental in the Nineteenth Century

  • Developments in the Early Twentieth Century

  • The Last 50 Years: The Triumph of Cognitive Psychology

  • Introspection, Protocol Analysis, and Meta- cognition

  • The Current State of Consciousness Research

  • Scientific Questions