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New book: Consciousness Research

Head of CNRU, Professor Morten Overgaard has edited a new book entitled: Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research, Oxford University Press (published 26 March 2015).

2015.02.09 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Behavioural Methods in Consciousness Research

Edited by Morten Overgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Written as a guide to consciousness research for newcomers, this book is also a source of valuable information for those interested in research methods within the larger fields of psychology and cognitive neuroscience
  • Contains sufficient reflections and descriptions of methodology for scientists and researchers to apply it directly to their own research
  • Includes chapters written by highly experienced researchers in the field of consciousness


The past two decades have seen a surge of interest in the topic of consciousness, with the result that the research literature has expanded greatly. However, until now, there has been little consensus on just which methods are the most effective for the study of consciousness. As a result, a wide range of experimental paradigms have been employed, sometimes making it different to compare and contrast experimental fi ndings.
Behavioural Methods in Consciousness Research is the fi rst book of its kind, providing an overview of methods and approaches for studying consciousness. The chapters are written by leading researchers and experts, who describe the methods they actually use in their own studies, along with their pitfalls, problems, and diffi culties.
For all students and researchers embarking on research in this area - and even seasoned researchers - this book is a valuable source of information in helping them design, perform, and analyse scientifi cally rigorous experiments.

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