The Tides of Mind
Uncovering the Spectrum of ConsciousnessBook - 2016
An "exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the 'mental spectrum,' reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxiv, 292 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Uncovering the spectrum of consciousness