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Out of My Head

On the Trail of Consciousness

«By describing his efforts to understand the phenomenon of consciousness in the form of a candid and entertaining journal-cum-memoir, Tim Parks has made a difficult subject interesting and accessible. He is an amateur in this crowded field but he presents professional neuroscientists with some challenging questions.<b></b>»

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Bestselling author Tim Parks embarks on an entertaining quest to understand the theories of consciousness
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Forlag: Vintage
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 320
ISBN: 9781784705985
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«By describing his efforts to understand the phenomenon of consciousness in the form of a candid and entertaining journal-cum-memoir, Tim Parks has made a difficult subject interesting and accessible. He is an amateur in this crowded field but he presents professional neuroscientists with some challenging questions.<b></b>»

«Consciousness is weighty philosophical and scientific ground, yet <b>Parks plots a chatty, accessible path through impenetrable academic papers and conferences </b>on his quest to understand more about being human. So chatty, in fact, he often has conversations with himself, making Parks an <b>even more likable guide to these lofty concepts</b>. He’s not afraid to question some of Manzotti’s more ridiculous ideas, and muses on everything from the meaning of a midlife crisis to the much-loved Pixar film<i> Inside Out</i>, in which five cartoon emotions battle for control of the heroine’s psyche... <b>A thoughtful quest</b> to understand consciousness.»

Observer

«With wit, humanity and insight… [Parks] tackles a question that the greatest philosophical and scientific minds have struggled with for centuries: what is consciousness?... Parks is an entertaining companion throughout»

Mail on Sunday

«[A] fantastic journey into the human brain...Parks makes an excellent point about what he calls the "internalist" position (that our picture of reality is just that: a subjective one, concocted by our brains), which is that it flatters our sense of our own importance, making of us creators of our own effectively unique worlds.»

, New Statesman

«Parks, who is best-known for his Toujours Provence-like memoirs of life in Italy, <b>succeeds admirably in bringing difficult ideas down a level</b>. Eleanora Gallitelli, his Italian partner, who accompanies him to a psychiatric hospital in Heidelberg for research purposes, also helps. Gallitelli recently told me that she is deaf in one ear. The story of her sudden irreparable deafness — how her brain began to develop a mind of its own, playing tricks with spatial awareness and balance — is <b>quite brilliantly told</b> here. Parks writes well enough to appeal to the layman and the mind boffin alike. Out of My Head is <b>pleasurably nutty, self-regarding and at times quite hilarious</b>.»

Evening Standard
Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

Parks is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still, Italian Ways and Italian Life. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won many awards for both his work in English and his translations from the Italian, which include works by Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, Antonio Tabucchi and Niccolo Machiavelli.