Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain


The evocation of narrative as a way to understand the content of consciousness, including memory, autobiography, self, and imagination, has sparked truly interdisciplinary work among psychologists, philosophers, and literary critics. Even neuroscientists have taken an interest in the stories people create to understand themselves, their past, and the world around them. The research presented in this volume should appeal to researchers enmeshed in these problems, as well as the general reader with an interest in the philosophical problem of what consciousness is and how it functions in the everyday world.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fireman, GD; McVay, TE; Flanagan, OJ

Published Date

  • March 22, 2012

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 264

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780195140057

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.001.0001

Citation Source

  • Scopus