The Presence Chamber by Anil Seth
(Faber, 2019)

The Presence Chamber

by Anil Seth

Consciousness is the fundamental feature of our mental lives, but it is also one of the greatest remaining mysteries of science.

In this book, Anil Seth, one of the world’s leading authorities on the physical and physiological processes that underpin consciousness, will explain the biological and evolutionary purpose it serves. He will also describe his own developing theory of what makes a conscious self: that we experience life in the first person because of the way the brain predicts and controls the internal state of the body.