Widely praised for his innovative scientific thinking and elegant writing, Antonio Damasio achieves a new understanding of consciousness by asking- and anwering- profound questions: How is it that we know what we know? How is it that our conscious and private minds have a sense of self? In this groundbreaking follow-up to his landmark Descartes' Error, Damasio, a gifted medical clinician with decades of caring for patients with brain damage, explores the biological roots of consciousness and its role in survival.
"This is a landmark book... unquestionably the best book that has yet been written on the subject of consciousness and the brain... The book will challenge and delight the most sophisticated readers, while rarely leaving the less sophisticated lost of overwhelmed." -The Journal of Consciousness Studies