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Published: 07 July 2011

224 Pages | 42 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199775224

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Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell

Understanding the feel of consciousness

J. Kevin O'Regan

  • In this book, Kevin O'Regan provides the definitive account of the "sensorimotor" approach to consciousness which he originally sketched with Alva Noë in 2001.
  • The approach has received increasing interest in recent years in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics.
  • The approach is related to the growing body of interest in "embodied cognition", or "enaction" which stresses the role of action and the body in thought and experience.
  • The book is accessible to the educated reader yet also contains information of importance to specialists.
  • In addition to providing a new view on consciousness, the book discusses in simple language recently discovered visual phenomena