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Journal of Consciousness Studies

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  • How does the mind relate to the brain?
  • Can computers ever be conscious?
  • What do we mean by subjectivity and the self?

These questions are being keenly debated in fields as diverse as cognitive science, neurophysiology and philosophy. JCS is a peer-reviewed journal which examines these issues in plain English.

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  • How does the mind relate to the brain?
  • Can computers ever be conscious?
  • What do we mean by subjectivity and the self?

These questions are being keenly debated in fields as diverse as cognitive science, neurophysiology and philosophy. JCS is a peer-reviewed journal which examines these issues in plain English.

Full Text of Selected Articles

JCS is a traditional printed publication — most of our subscribers like to read every article and we pride ourselves in the quality of our editing, printing and binding. However we have a thriving email discussion group, jcs-online which is sampled here and have included links to the full text of a representative sample of refereed articles, editorials and reviews from JCS itself.

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Critical Reviews

The complete text from which these are extracted is available here.

  • “Do we need this journal? . . . Yes, we do: there is no other journal quite like it, and one day we shall, I think, look back to its appearance as a defining moment . . . and at the price, it’s a snip!” Jeffrey Gray, Nature
  • “With JCS, consciousness studies has arrived.”

Susan Greefield, Times Higher Education Supplement

  • “There is a need for a journal that will publish high-quality work on consciousness while being at the same time less tied down by rigid views as to the suitability of material than most journals. One hopes that the promise of this first issue will be fulfilled.”

Brian Josephson, Times Higher Education Supplement.

  • “It is pleasant that we are promised discussions in the humanities as well as in science, with papers on culture and on the philosophy of mind slated for future issues. It will continue to have something for everybody.”

David Chalmers, Times Literary Supplement.

  • “A volatile mixture of refereed articles, interviews and conference reports from all camps (reductionist to mystical) in one of the most exciting areas of research and theory-making.”

Gene Feder, The Lancet.

  • “Its advisory board is a roll-call of the biggest names in consciousness publishing.”

John Cornwell, The Tablet.

  • “You guys have a marvelous magazine. You publish a lot of things that would not be published in routine philosophical and scientific journals, and that seems to me exactly right at our present state of the investigation of consciousness. We don’t know how it works and we need to try all kinds of different ideas.”

John Searle (Interview with Anthony Freeman).

  • “In my forty years of experimental research and commentary in the area of conscious experience, I have not encountered a journal as uniquely helpful and stimulating as the JCS. If I had to choose only one journal to read on the topic of consciousness, the JCS would be it.”

Benjamin Libet
“There is clearly a need — or a demand — for an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the subject, and in its first five years the Journal of Consciousness Studies has done an admirable job of meeting the need. Though focused on just one topic, it has the widest range of contributors of any academic journal I have read”
Ray MonkTimes Higher Education Supplement (February 12, 1999)