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

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Index
Abnormalities
brain anatomy, 253–254
genetic, 240, 246–247, 249
sleep, 243–247
Absentmindedness, 110, 111, 115
Aczel, Balazs, 94
Adaptability, complexity and, 42, 45, 55
Algorithms, 30, 76, 215
Alzheimer’s disease, 221. See also Dementia
Amino acids, 43, 46, 47
Amygdala, 85–86, 257, 258, 260, 262
stress and, 257, 258, 260
prefrontal cortex and, 257, 262
Anesthesia, 80–81, 87–88, 90–91
learning and, 88–91
unconsciousness and, 88, 91
Animal
chunking, 205–208
consciousness, 198–208, 210–216
ethics, 216–218
intelligence, 199–201
self-knowledge, 203–204
self-recognition, 202–203
tool use, 200–201
Antipsychotics, 250–251, 252
Anxiety, 237, 247, 260, 262, 263
Apes, 201, 216, 217
Arbaclofen, 242, 252
Artificial intelligence, 76, 210, 216, 218
Asperger’s Syndrome, 182, 239, 241. See also Autism
Attention, 117, 134, 146, 156, 176, 267
boosting, 84, 112, 116–118, 126–127, 134–135, 138–139, 144
brain and, 118, 177
consciousness and, 125–127
filtering, 112–113, 116, 118, 123–124, 126–127, 134–135, 161, 177, 186, 260, 263
focus, 144, 264
information processing and, 161
working memory and, 136, 176, 262
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 245, 247, 249, 254
cognitive training and, 255
prefrontal parietal network and, 246
Ritalin treatment for, 250–251
working memory and, 248, 255
Autism, 182, 238–242, 250
behavior therapy, 239, 240, 242
neurotransmitters and, 242
opposite of schizophrenia, 240
over-consciousness and, 238–242
Awareness. See Consciousness

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