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Story of Consciousness


About the Book

From the amoeba to Homo sapiens, all living things share consciousness and are united by it. Consciousness defines our world, and is involved with the intricate and complex architecture of our brain, the seat of our mind. In this comprehensive work, Govind Bhattacharjee takes us through the fascinating story of its evolution, cutting across the boundaries of multiple discipline of biology, neuroscience, psychology, semiotics, linguistics and philosophy. This book completes his trilogy in the saga of evolution, along with his early two acclaimed books, Story of Universe which describes the evolution of the Universe from its beginning some 13.7 billion years ago till the evolution of life on Earth and Story of Evolution which explores of the evolution of life on Earth till the evolution of Homo sapiens. Both have been published by Vigyan Prasar.

The present volume explores for the popular reader how human consciousness has evolved over millions of years making a paradigm shift in the journey of mankind from the physical to the mental, a shift that would henceforth determine the onward march of civilisation.

About the Author

Dr. Govind Bhattacharjee is a prolific and versatile writer who has authored six books and contributed numerous articles in national newspapers and research journals on diverse topics. His areas of interest include science, photography, public finance, developmental economics and public policy. In his professional life, he has served more than three decades as a civil servant and before retiring as Director General from the Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India at New Delhi in 2018.He is currently a Professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Popularscience continues to be his first love.

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