153: Graziano, Michael S.A. Consciousness and the Social Brain. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013. 227 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-992864-4.
- 100: Philosophy and Psychology
- 150: Psychology
- 153: Conscious mental processes and intelligence
How do we become aware of things? How do we become aware that we are aware? How does this awareness shape the way we think about ourselves and others? And how does this awareness become what we call “consciousness”? These are very complicated and heady questions. Psychology and neuroscience have grappled with them for years (and will continue to do so well into the future). But Michael Graziano, in Consciousness and the Social Brain, tries to parse through all the ideas and data surrounding awareness in order to come up with a viable theory that explains this basic human process.