Am I Dreaming?: The New Science of Consciousness, and How Altered States Reboot the Brain

James Kingsland

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 01-08-2019

£14.99

A scientific travel guide to altered states of consciousness – and what we can learn from them

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Description

When a computer goes wrong, we are told to turn it off and on again. In Am I Dreaming?, science journalist James Kingsland reveals how the human brain is remarkably similar. By rebooting our hard-wired patterns of thinking – through so-called ‘altered states of consciousness’ – we can gain new perspectives into ourselves and the world around us.From shamans in Peru to tech workers in Silicon Valley, Kingsland provides a fascinating tour through lucid dreams, mindfulness, hypnotic trances, virtual reality and drug-induced hallucinations. An eye-opening insight into perception and consciousness, this is also a provocative argument for how altered states can significantly boost our mental health.

Additional information

Weight 0.53 kg
Dimensions 30 × 150 × 225 mm
Page Count 320