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Behavioural Methods in Consciousness Research edited by Morten Overgaard

Behavioural Methods in Consciousness Research edited by Morten Overgaard

Few things in the human intellectual history have given rise to so many different theories, opinions, discussions, and academic frustrations as consciousness. The book guides newcomers to consciousness research, making it of value to anyone interested in research methods, not just consciousness research but also psychology or cognitive neuroscience at large.

Last modified: 12.03.2015

This book, written at an introductory level, Includes chapters written by highly experienced researchers in the field of consciousness. The book contains sufficient reflections and descriptions of methodology for scientists and researchers to apply it directly to their own research.

Editor: Morten Overgaard

Expected date of publication: 26 March 2015

The past two decades have seen a surge of interest in the topic of consciousness, with the result that the research literature has expanded greatly. However, until now, there has been little consensus on just which methods are the most effective for the study of consciousness. As a result, a wide range of experimental paradigms have been employed, sometimes making it different to compare and contrast experimental findings.

'Behavioral methods in consciousness research' is the first book of its kind, providing an overview of methods and approaches for studying consciousness. The chapters are written by leading researchers and experts, who describe the methods they actually use in their own studies, along with their pitfalls, problems, and difficulties.

For all students and researchers embarking on research in this area - and even seasoned researchers - this book is a valuable source of information in helping them design, perform, and analyze scientifically rigorous experiments.

Readership: Students and researchers in psychology, neuroscience. Philosophers of mind interested in consciousness

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Professor Morten Overgaard is affiliated with Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Aalborg University.