The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning

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Figure 1Phineas Gage’s skull and brain: Wikimedia Commons. Image originally appeared in John Martyn Harlow, “Recovery from the passage of an iron bar through the head,” Publications of the Massachusetts Medical Society 2 (1868): 327–347.
Figure 2Examples of complexity: Dow Jones, Wikimedia Commons, permission granted under GNU Free Documentation License by K. Boroshko, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Finance-dow jones-chart1.jpg. Ants, Jacinda Brown, used with permission. Galaxy, courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Fractal, Wikimedia Commons.
Figure 3Schematic of the human brain (base image): istockphoto.com.
Figure 4The four lobes of the human brain: Centre for Neuro Skills, Neuroskills.com, used with permission.
Figure 5An example of change blindness: Copyright Ronald Rensink, used with permission.
Figure 6Examples of stimuli that induce repeated switches in visual perception: Reprinted from Neuron, vol. 21(4), F. Tong, K. Nakayama, J. T. Vaughan, and N. Kanwisher, Binocular rivalry and visual awareness in human extrastriate cortex, 753–759, copyright (1998), with permission from Elsevier.
Figure 7Three types of cup assembly: Reprinted from Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 5(12), Christopher M. Conway and Morten H. Christiansen, Sequential learning in non-human primates, 539–546, copyright (2001), with permission from Elsevier.
Figure 8In the fMRI scanner: Reprinted from Neuron, vol. 37(2), Daniel Bor, John Duncan, Richard J. Wiseman, and Adrian M. Owen, Encoding strategies dissociate prefrontal activity from working memory demand, 361–367, copyright (2003), with permission from Elsevier.
Figure 9CT scan comparison of a normal brain and Terri Schiavo’s brain: Originally released to the public domain by Terri Schiavo’s doctor, Dr. Robert Cranford.

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