Are other animals, or even plants, conscious?
Can we create conscious robots?
Are we able to assume the consciousness of someone else?
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Consciousness is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to one of life’s most interesting questions: what does it mean to be conscious? Written by celebrated neurologist and neuropsychologist Dr Hannah Critchlow, Consciousness will take you on a voyage to discover what allows the grey matter in our skulls to produce such complex emotions, personality traits, thoughts and memories. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years
“This book is wonderfully accessible yet highly sophisticated. A very informative read. To be recommended to anyone interested in the neurological workings of consciousness.” – Emma Weatherup
“The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information.” – Shiny New Books