Wider than the sky the phenomenal gift of consciousness gerald m edelman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers wider than the sky the phenomenal gift of consciousness. A pretty technical and dense book wider than the sky aims to provide a consistent scientific theory on the emergence of consciousness from the neural base without delving into speculation such as quantum consciousness resolving to dualism mind body but focusing on embodiment the fact that brain develops in a different way for every . Wider than the sky the phenomenal gift of consciousness is an english language book on neuroscience by the neuroscientist gerald m edelman yale university press published the book in 2004 the book includes a glossary a bibliographic note and an index the title alludes to an english language poem written by emily dickinson in about 1862 . Wider than the sky the phenomenal gift of consciousness presents a succinct account of edelmans proposals on consciousness and is the most recent in a stream of related publications over the last three decades the book is aimed at the general reader and is packed with ideas indeed a semester or a lifetime could be spent fleshing out . How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations thoughts and emotions how can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled the quest for a scientifically based understanding of consciousness has attracted study and speculation across the ages in this direct and non technical discussion of consciousness dr gerald m edelman draws on a lifetime of scientific
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