Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Consciousness is an accessible and authoritative introduction to one of life's most interesting questions: what does it mean to be conscious?Written by celebrated neurologist and neuropsychologist Dr Hannah Critchlow, Consciousness will take you on a voyage to discover what allows the grey matter in our skulls to produce such complex emotions, personality traits, thoughts and memories.Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
Dr Hannah Critchlow loves all things brainy. With a background in neuropsychiatry, she has appeared on TV, radio and at festivals to discuss and explore the brain. She is the Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, has been named a Top 100 UK Scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication, and is listed as one of the University of Cambridge's "inspirational and successful women in science". Her book on consciousness is out next year and she is currently busy co-presenting the new BBC series Tomorrow's World Live.