The Nature Of Consciousness, And The Self Experienced Essay

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Evan Thompson, professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, presented the idea of that the self is process, not a thing nor an entity, which implied that self is an experiential process that is subject to the constant change in Waking, Dreaming, Being (Thompson XXXI). And additionally, Thompson gives the idea of the self, however, he also mentioned the three things men or human need to understand. The three things are the nature of consciousness, the contents of consciousness, and the self-experienced (XXXII). In his study, Thompson concentrated on different subjects concerning the nature of consciousness, the contents of consciousness, or the self-experienced; however chapter two is more spotlights on consideration and recognition in the waking state. In the waking state, Thompson compared the theories and the discoveries from psychological neuroscience with the Indian Buddhist theories of the attention and the perception. Thompson found that the proof from the neuroscience demonstrating that focused on attention and open awareness types of meditation have measurable effects on however attention (32). In this chapter, Thompson mentioned the experience with macaque monkeys tested by Neuroscientist Nikos Logothetis to support his concept of the neuroscience, and Logothetis summarized the result of his experiment in Vision: A Window on Consciousness in the late 1999.
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