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Published: 03 December 2004

1024 Pages | 59 halftones, 108 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198662242

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind

Second Edition

Edited by Richard L. Gregory

Oxford Companions

  • The long-awaited second edition to the highly acclaimed and immensely successful Oxford Companion to the Mind
  • Cultural as well as scientific in its approach, it combines authoritative description and analysis with lightness, wit, and a personal touch
  • New entries include artificial life, attachment theory, caffeine, conjuring, cruelty, drama, extra-terrestrial intelligence, face-to-face communication, genetics of mental illness, imagination, lying, puzzles, twins
  • Features three new mini symposia - on consciousness, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence - with contributions from a range of specialists, representing the variety of approaches to these major subjects in a balanced but lively and personal way
  • Includes Roger Penrose and Steven Rose on consciousness; Beryl Bainbridge on construction of fiction; Raj Persaud on depression; Richard Gregory on facial expression, illusions of vision and consciousness, Ted Honderich on free will; Noam Chomsky on language

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