Consciousness Made Ridiculously Simple: A Serious Resolution of the Mind/Body Problem
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  • Introduction
    Does Consciousness Really Arise in the Brain?
    The Importance of the Mind/Body Problem
    Puzzle Piece #1. Jonah in the Whale. The Jonah-Mind
    Puzzle Piece #2. Consciousness Exists at All Levels of Complexity
    Puzzle Piece #3. Consciousness Per Se Does Not Emerge from Complexity
    Puzzle Piece #4. What Is Reality?
    Puzzle Piece #5. Reduction of Qualia to Primary Building Blocks of Consciousness
    Puzzle Piece #6. Consciousness as Information
    Puzzle Piece #7. Where Is the Translator of the Neural Code?
    Puzzle Piece #8. Does Consciousness Really Exist? A Paradox
    Puzzle Piece #9. The Binding (Combination) Problem
    Puzzle Piece #10. Time, Space, and Consciousness
    Puzzle Piece #11. Consciousness of Self
    Puzzle Piece #12. Consciousness of Consciousness
    Puzzle Piece #13. Why Doesn’t the Brain Distort What We See?
    Puzzle Piece #14. How Do the Brain and Mind Communicate?
    Puzzle Piece #15. The Neural Correlates of Consciousness
    Puzzle Piece #16. Mind of the Universe
    Puzzle Piece #17. Which Is Primary—Mathematics or Consciousness?
    Puzzle Piece #18. Consciousness and Quantum Theory
    Puzzle Piece #19. Free Will
    Puzzle Piece #20. Soul and Afterlife
    Puzzle Piece #21. God
    Puzzle Piece #22. Parapsychology
    Puzzle Piece #23. The Chinese Room
    Puzzle Piece #24. The Turing Test
    Puzzle Piece #25. Split-Brains
    Puzzle Piece #26. Blindsight
    Puzzle Piece #27. The Phantom Limb
    Puzzle Piece #28. The Idiot Savant
    Puzzle Piece #29. Mary, the Colorblind Physiologist
    Puzzle Piece #30. Inverted Qualia
    Puzzle Piece #31. Novel Qualia
    Puzzle Piece #32. Is Consciousness Useful?
    Puzzle Piece #33. Synesthesia
    Puzzle Piece #34. Can a Zombie Exist?
    Puzzle Piece #35. Consciousness of Additional Spatial Dimensions
    Puzzle Piece #36. Higher Levels of Consciousness
    Puzzle Piece #37. How Mind-Expansive Can Consciousness Be?
    Puzzle Piece #38. Seeing with Sound?
    Puzzle Piece #39. Can a Computer Be Conscious?
    Puzzle Piece #40. Can a Hologram Be Conscious?
    Puzzle Piece #41. Could Our World Be a Computer Program?
    Puzzle Piece #42. When Does a Fetus Become Conscious?
    Putting It All Together 
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    What is consciousness? How does it arise? When did it first appear in the history of the universe? What enables us to know that we are conscious? Is there a relationship between consciousness and quantum phenomena? Could a computer be conscious? When does a fetus become conscious? Did the universe originate with consciousness? Is there a Mind of the Universe? Consciousness Made Ridiculously Simple weaves these and many other classic questions into a proposed resolution of the Mind/Body problem while avoiding the confusing jargon of the field.
    • Pages: 128
    • Publication: Edition 1 (October 15, 2019)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN: 9781935660361

    About the Authors

    Stephen Goldberg, M.D.

    Stephen Goldberg, M.D., a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a researcher, physician, teacher, computer programmer, writer, musician/composer, and past President of the Medmaster Publishing Company for 40 years. Dr. Goldberg has published numerous medical and scientific papers through research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, New York Medical College and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has authored 20 books in a diversity of medical areas, including textbooks of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Neurology, Consciousness, Ophthalmology, Hematology, and Computer Programming, as well as many interactive computer programs on various medical topics, including Atlas of Microbiology and Atlas of Human Diseases. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he taught medical students for 25 years. His reputation is that of an educator who can simplify complex topics. He received the George Paff Most Outstanding Professor Teaching Award11 times at the U of M and was invited in 2004 to be the keynote speaker at the medical school graduation commencement at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for his work in medical education. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Medmaster Publishing Company. 

    What is consciousness? How does it arise? When did it first appear in the history of the universe? What enables us to know that we are conscious? Is there a relationship between consciousness and quantum phenomena? Could a computer be conscious? When does a fetus become conscious? Did the universe originate with consciousness? Is there a Mind of the Universe? Consciousness Made Ridiculously Simple weaves these and many other classic questions into a proposed resolution of the Mind/Body problem while avoiding the confusing jargon of the field.
    • Pages: 128
    • Publication: Edition 1 (October 15, 2019)
    • Language: English

    About the Authors

    Stephen Goldberg, M.D.

    Stephen Goldberg, M.D., a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a researcher, physician, teacher, computer programmer, writer, musician/composer, and past President of the Medmaster Publishing Company for 40 years. Dr. Goldberg has published numerous medical and scientific papers through research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, New York Medical College and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has authored 20 books in a diversity of medical areas, including textbooks of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Neurology, Consciousness, Ophthalmology, Hematology, and Computer Programming, as well as many interactive computer programs on various medical topics, including Atlas of Microbiology and Atlas of Human Diseases. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he taught medical students for 25 years. His reputation is that of an educator who can simplify complex topics. He received the George Paff Most Outstanding Professor Teaching Award11 times at the U of M and was invited in 2004 to be the keynote speaker at the medical school graduation commencement at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for his work in medical education. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Medmaster Publishing Company. 

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