Your Conscious Mind: Unravelling the greatest mystery of the human brain by New Scientist
What is this strange mental world that seems so essential to being human? The conscious mind brings together sensations, perceptions, thoughts and memories to generate the seamless movie of a persons life. It makes us aware of the world around us and our own self. How all this emerges from a kilogram of brain cells is one of the greatest unanswered questions.
In Your Conscious Mind leading brain scientists and New Scientist take you on a journey through the mind to discover what consciousness really is, and what we can learn when it goes awry. Find out if we will ever build conscious machines, what animal consciousness can tell us about being human and explore the enigma of free will.
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The 27 Best Fiction Books by Women This Year
Keeping up with all of the latest must-read books can quickly turn into an overwhelming endeavor -- finish one, add five more to the pile, and the cycle wears on until it's simply too unbearable to pay attention anymore. Here's another solution: Leave the sorting of what's good and what's bad to us, dedicated readers of impeccable taste. We'll be regularly updating this list of the most exciting titles from -- join us on this literary journey, won't you? Like this kind of stuff? For all our favorite books from , look no further.
We found the best fiction books of , ranging from historical fiction to No matter what fiction books you like best, there's a hot new read for.
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For the characters in many of the best novels and short-story collections of the year so far, the search to understand oneself is fraught. Teenagers facing the turbulence of first love wrestle with their places in the world as they mature into adults. Immigrants, families and even a spy grapple with what it means to be an American when faced with growing hardships. A mother struggles with her identity as a parent after losing her child. Here, the best fiction books of so far.
We highly recommend reading this one by the beach or pool—with a cocktail in hand. At the heart of this thriller is a husband and wife who are bored in their year marriage. Instead of sending each other flirty text messages, role playing, or planning a dream vacation together, Millicent and her husband engage in murder to keep their marriage alive and kicking. Book lovers will absolutely relate to the central character in Abbi Waxman's third novel. Nina Hill is an only child who works in a bookstore. Upon discovering the father she never knew has died, leaving behind new family members for Nina to get to know, all of a sudden her very structured life is turned upside down.